“Tolerance ain't the same as acceptance, even though we all wish it was.”~Amy Ray American singer-songwriter Amy Ray was born on this day in 1964.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”~Audre Lorde American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde was born on this day in 1934.
We took a drive up to the property today. We didn’t know what to expect since we didn’t watch the process, and the pictures Glenn sent were from before he finished. (C) 2021, Glenn Heeney While we knew that the debris had been removed, we weren’t prepared for the emotional impact of seeing the hole. … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 19
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”~Gertrude Stein American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector Gertrude Stein was born on this day in 1874.
“All understanding begins with our not accepting the world as it appears.”~Susan Sontag American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist Susan Sontag was born on this day in 1933.
“Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you'll be surprised what happens.”~Charles Nelson Reilly American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher Charles Nelson Reilly was born on this day in 1931.
Now that the old storage unit is cleared out, we can begin to look to the task ahead—cleaning up the remains of our life before the wildfire. The last time First Reader and I went up with a couple of friends, we were only able to investigate a few to several feet in from the … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 14
This was another week we didn’t make it up the mountain. I can blame it on the holidays, but I’m not sure that’s entirely true. The short week, and the latest covid surge, meant many places were still encouraging online business, so I took advantage of it. When I worked in corporate America, I used … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 12
“Its Christmas Eve! Its the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”~Bill Murray
We haven’t made it up the mountain yet this week. With the holidays coming and the donation site we’ve been using getting ready to close, we haven’t had the chance. OK, that and the December chill that makes my bones ache in the cold, along with the snow that makes finding anything more complicated. Most … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 11