Join the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

https://www.thenation.com/article/your-guide-to-the-sprawling-new-anti-trump-resistance-movement/

I have been so depressed from November to now that I wasn’t sure what to say to others so I re-posted articles from others, signed petitions & forwarded them. I tried to let Congress & the Senate know how outraged I am with Trump’s acts, as well as his choices for his cabinet.the-best-way-to-not-feel-barack-obama.jpg

BUT, I need to get my 2nd novel finished. It is titled “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” & it takes places during the Reagan era and deals with many similar issues as today. I realize that if I really want to make a difference, I need to get this book out. That means spending my days writing, as opposed to spending my day posting all the anti-Trump posts that are all over the net.change.png

I hope to see you all at the protests!

Peace, love & justice for all,

Sherrie                                                                                                                                                             Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

 

The Truth, the Whole Truth & Nothing But the Truth About This Election

First of all, that FBI guy is not the cause of the loss of this election! I am going to tell you what is:

  1. The Democrats NEVER choose the most popular candidate! They allowed the media to make Howard Dean look bad when anyone with half a brain knows you can turn down the roar of a crowd, thereby making it “seem” like Dean is yelling for no reason. Dennis Kucinich was a great candidate. IGNORED! They put him so far on the end of the stage that no one even saw him. And Bernie? Bernie was the most popular candidate that we have seen in contemporary history! Bernie drew crowds of 20 – 60,000 EVERYWHERE he went. That’s the reason young people got angry & didn’t vote.
  2. The party has turned it’s back on us. Yeah, I know, that’s what they’ve been saying about the Repugs, right? Oops, sorry, I mean the Republicans. We are sick of WAR! But who cares? No one running for office. Or at least, no one that the media is paying any attention to. The Dems have become Republicans & the Republicans are about as far right as they can get. WE NEED A 3rd, 4th & 5th PARTY! Cuz the powers that be do not give a crap about us, the citizens. The ones who pay your salary, the ones that vote you into office.
  3. Well, this is still related to #2, but this needs a separate section all it’s own. Bill Clinton passed NAFTA, the worst thing he could have done for this country. It was also the worst thing he could have done for Mexico. Canada, well, I guess that’s not really a problem. But have you noticed how violence has steadily increased in Mexico since NAFTA passed? That’s because they are bringing drugs here to sell & they will kill whoever they have to in order to make their millions. Trump said he was bringing jobs back to this country & since he CAN AT LEAST bring back his companies back to the U.S., I guess people believed him!
  4. Marijuana was made illegal for all the wrong reasons back when slavery ended. Basically, the blacks had a higher quality rope so some rich (white) rope companies got DC to criminalize hemp (which included marijuana). SO WHY HAVE THEY NOT DECRIMINALIZED MARIJUANA? Several presidents have admitted to smoking it & it is a known fact that the rich do whatever the hell they want in their homes, legal or not!
  5. Both sides seem to care much more about helping out large corporations than giving back our tax money to US, those who paid them! (Case in point, see photo below.)
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  7. I didn’t mention Hillary’s involvement in Honduras’ coup de tat. I didn’t want to give any more ammunition to the Right. I won’t say much because we have this MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that is the number 1 money-maker in this country. At least one president & one candidate may have been killed trying to stop it. So, I guess the Democrats decided to get in on the action. Which brings us back to #1: WE ARE SICK OF WAR, SICK OF THE BLOWBACK & SICK OF THE FACT THAT NO ONE ACTUALLY CARES THAT WE, (I REPEAT) THE CITIZENS THAT PAY YOUR SALARY, ARE SICK OF WAR. I didn’t even care about Trump talking to Russia; they went broke in the Arms Race & have very little power. THAT’S WHAT MAKING WAR WILL DO TO AN EMPIRE. AND THAT’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS!
  8. DOES ANYONE CARE THAT ONLY ABOUT HALF THE PEOPLE WHO CAN VOTE, DO? All anyone had to do is get those people out to vote & the election results would be totally different. Can we really even call ourselves a Democracy with so many people not voting? I don’t think so!
  9. Does the media really think they are blameless in how this election went? They loved the sound bites, loved giving Trump exactly what he wanted. No one bothered to questions Trump’s so-called “FACTS.” Why? That’s a great question! The media also played Trump’s hateful language over & over. Now that he’s won, the message many kids are getting is that Hate & Bullying are ok. Hate Speech is against the law! Trump should be in Jail, not sitting back acting all civilized now that he has given a big shot of speed to all the haters & bullies in this country! 
  10. Finally, I have seen a return to sexism that is almost as bad as it was in the 60’s. Did anyone really think getting Latinos out to vote would help Hillary? The Latino students I’ve been teaching for the past 20 years said they would never vote for a woman. It is sad, but it is also true.

So, you can continue on blaming this guy or that guy for this election. OR you can decide to start being honest & bring Dennis, Howard, Bernie & Elizabeth, as well as numerous others, into the fold & really listen to them BECAUSE THEY REALLY LISTEN TO US! Or you can continue on your merry way, not giving a crap about us. And soon, we will have some very viable 3rd, 4th & 5th parties. IT’S YOUR CHOICE! MAKE THE RIGHT ONE FOR A CHANGE!

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:                http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

Hope: Political ends and beginnings

I also am shocked, knowing that my country is soooo much more conservative than I realized. I didn’t cry tho & I also have HOPE that this man will stop the hateful speech that got him elected.
Peace,
Sherrie                                                                                                                                                          Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

Ends and Beginnings

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

I had decided after the election, no matter who wins, that I was going to take a break from blogging. In a word, I am tired. Certainly, I had hoped to take a celebratory break but unfortunately that is not going to be the case.

To say that I am disappointed in the decision of 50% of the American people would be an understatement. I can’t say that I am totally shocked by the results, I knew it would be close, honestly I knew it would be very close, I had just hoped it would be very close the other way.

Last night I was angry. This morning I am no longer angry, just scared, my children are scared. They are scared because they have heard the words Trump has used. Scared because they have seen the actions Trump has encouraged. My…

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Women, Read This Book Before You Get Married; Men, Read This Book to Help You Understand Women

I signed up for the CourageWorks course & this book was recommended reading. I read it in 3 nights! 31845516.jpg
Although I have little in common with the author in terms of details (she’s still with her 1st husband; I am on my 3rd), there were experiences she went through that are universal among women. And sad to say, but they are becoming common among men now too.
The willingness to keep examining her life and keep working on herself and her marriage was something I found remarkable. I never had kids, but Glennon had three with her husband and she did not want her kids to see her give up on their father (they loved him very much).
One big difference between Melton and other women is that her husband came TO HER. He wanted to work on the marriage. Many men don’t. And I think his love & willingness to NOT give up on her helped save their marriage just as much as HER willingness did.
In most cases, I believe that people can change with someone new, but they seldom change with the same person. Partners get into a dance; they are used to reacting a certain way, so it is very hard to save a marriage where there is betrayal and patterns that need to change.
I admire Glennon for being willing to do it. But I also admire her husband and children for being willing to make their marriage and family work.
Thank you, Glennon, for helping so many women, by telling your story.                               Peace, love & happiness to all,                                                                                                             Sherrie                                                                                                                                                          Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤

 

 

A Prayer on International Peace day

A beautiful poem for a beautiful world! Just for today, let us all believe in the possibility of peace! 😌☺️😉😘
Peace, love & joy to all,
Sherrie                                                                                                                                                          Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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I pray for

Just one night of peace

All over the world

I pray for just one night

Of healing for people

Whose hearts are sore

Today.

I pray for just one night

Because if for one night

We can stop and look at each other

And the world with love

Then we can make one night into two

And two into twenty

And twenty into more.

I pray that all peoples

Can take time tonight

To look up

Look up at the shining moon

As She shines down on all of us

No matter where we are

She shines

No matter who we are

Or what we believe in

She shines

So let her look down on peace

Let her look down and see warm well fed people

Let her look down and see people who love

Love each other, love our Mother the Earth

Love our sisters and…

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I ADMIRE PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO SHINE EVEN AFTER ALL THE STORMS THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH.

These are the people that truly make a difference in this world! I have recently discovered that all the people I have admired have gone through some terribly difficult times … And they are: Making the world a better place! 😉 ❤
Peace, love & real heroes,
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤

Kat's Writing Runway

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AFTER THE STORM, A RAINBOW UNFOLDS BRINGING A NEW PATH TO WALK UPON.  Kat Kent

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YES PLAY FRAGILE & DRAMA – 2016 TOUR

I can’t believe my hubby didn’t post anything about the Yes concert last night! It’s his favorite band! I had no idea how much I loved Yes until last night! They were amazing!         We were the last stop on their 2016 tour. The drummer was in the hospital but this young drummer was amazing; I dare say the best drummer I’ve ever heard. AND they had a drum solo, the first I’ve heard since the 70’s!

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤

The Most Momentous Don Draper Quotes – Mad Men is gone, but Don Draper is still alive! Bring him back!

Don Draper was the ultimate salesman! He got people to buy his upper class background when those of us who watched the show from beginning to end knew that it was all a lie. Don (whose real name I have forgotten) was the son of a prostitute. But he was smart, handsome & had charisma, so, of course he made it it the world of Advertising.

Similar to Don’t 1st quote is one by my RIT Art professor. He said “What people are buying is beauty and happiness,” then he jumped up on a desk in the Art class “But neither happiness OR beauty can be bought … so these people will continue buying for the rest of their lives to try & get what can’t be bought!”

I totally can see Don Draper becoming an Art professor & telling his students this. And if he invents a way for cats to use the toilet, then I will know HE WAS MY PROFESSOR ALL ALONG!  😉  ❤  😉  ❤  😉  ❤

http://www.magicalquote.com/the-most-momentous-don-draper-quotes/

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! 😉 ❤

Truth 

Not only do the young women not know this, they often choose to speak about trivial things (like how a woman looks or how they are dressed – e.g. WHO they are wearing), rather than speak about important issues like poverty, education, healthcare, etc.
It saddens me that we have gone so far, only to come back to a place where we are again seen as childish & child-like.
Peace, love & true equality for all,
Sherrie
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! 😉 ❤

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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How to stop wasting women’s talents: overcome our fixation with youth | Margaret Hodge | Opinion | The Guardian

Esp. now when the older worker has so much they can hand down to the younger worker, we need to realize that, even after retirement, there is a place for the older worker. If we don’t, it is the next generations to come, that will pay the price. They will live a a society that does not understand itself.
Peace, love & justice for all,
Sherrie
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! 😉 ❤

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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