Month: May 2014

The Fight Heard Round the World

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Okay, unless you have been under a rock, you know that Jay Z and his sister in law got into a tiff in the elevator at the Met Gala.

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t give a flying font, but this what I was thinking.

What the hell kind of security does that hotel have to leak footage in an elevator in less than 30 seconds after it happened.  Who gave them the right to release it and was their privacy violated?

I know it is a public elevator, but damn Big Brother, now I am scared.

The second thing that bugged the crap out of me is this.

There is so much happening in the world, and the twitterverse and internet went wild with this nonsense.

But really, have we nothing of substance to discuss. Out of all the madness, words of wisdom rolled from the finger tips of the Divine Bette Midler.


Here are some of the images that came forth. Some of these are rather clever.

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What I am Reading

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This month, my book club is reading Sweetgrass, By Mary Alice Monroe..

Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties.

And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. In this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness, Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. may

Life Lessons to Get You Though the Week

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This week, after dealing with an extreme amount of stress, nonsense and tomfoolery, I was just about at my wits end. In a tack of old papers, at the base of the pile, was this list of an old farmer’s advice. Some are so clearly stated, you cannot help but smile.


  1. Your fence needs to be horse-high, pig tight and bull-strong.
  2. Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance.
  3. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
  4. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
  5. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
  6. Meaness don’t jus’ happen overnight.
  7. Forgive our enemies, it messes with their heads.
  8. Don’t corner something that is meaner than you.
  9. It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  10. You cannot unsay a cruel word.
  11. Every path has a few puddles.
  12. When you wallow with pigs, you are going to get dirty.
  13. The best sermons are lived, not preached
  14. Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen.
  15. Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
  16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  17. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
  18. Don’t interfere with something that ain’t bothering you none.
  19. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  20. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
  21. Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.
  22. The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every morning.
  23. Always drink upstream from the herd.
  24. Good judgment comes from experience.
  25. Letting the cat outta the bag is a lot easier than putting it back in.
  26. If you get to thinking you are a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
  27. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.