Photo by author (Joyce O'Day) of her backyard. Many of my childhood and adult thoughts and visions became my reality Throughout my life, random thoughts I briefly contemplated came to pass as real-life situations. In some cases, they were what I actively wished for; in other cases, they were merely situations I pondered, but did … Continue reading Were They Premonitions or Manifestations?
2011 photo of <a href="http://Joella Marano, CC BY-SA 2.0 Jay-Z. I became a fan-girl of Jay-Z at age 61! I never really listened to rap. Sure, I watched 8 Mile and Straight Outta Compton when they premiered and heard an occasional rap song on TV, but I never really LISTENED. That is until my adult … Continue reading Rap Music Virgin
Family photo of author and her brother Harvey circa 1969. These are hurtful words that cut deep The words “retard” and “retarded” are almost never used in context. Instead, these terms are used to get a laugh, make an insult, or insinuate that someone or something is stupid. Unless you have a relative with a … Continue reading Please Stop Saying “Retarded” or Calling People a “Retard”
Racism toward Asian and African refugees has shocked and disturbed the world. While some Ukrainians have racist views, most are decent people fleeing terror.
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