How many more unarmed black men have to be killed by out-of-control white police officers before the rest of the country understands what Kaepernick was protesting?
“Have no friends who are not your equals” – Confucius
I ran into this quote yesterday on Facebook and I’ve been mulling it over, trying to figure out what it means, or at least what it might mean to me.
On the one hand it can mean don’t be friends with people who are above you or beneath you as far as social station or other factors. Or it can also mean not to treat your friends as if you are superior or inferior to them.
As a mere mortal such as I am I find myself sometimes distinguishing among the people that I know. Some of the people that I know are acquaintances but not friends in the true sense of the word. I can be friendly with acquaintances without divulging all of my secrets.
I’m still not entire sure as to take the quote, but I’m going to let it simmer some more.
Today, in a rush of domesticity, I decided to clean the oven. Not a big deal in itself. Spray the cleaning stuff, close the door, let it set 2 hours, wipe it off. It wasn’t “quite” that easy, but … Continue reading →
Okay so I was thinking that if I am way to get back into the practice of writing something every day the only way I’m going to do it is to just go ahead and do it. So for the … Continue reading →
I realize only a handful of people check in here, but I thought I’d drop a note anyway. And then I thought I’d drop a visual note instead. 🙂
Please forgive the eyes — I seem to be having some issues with dry-eye or something. This was meant to be just a quick-and-dirty clip, nothing fancy.
If there is anything (ANYthing) you want to know about my story, leave comments below or send me an email. I don’t promise I will “tell all” but I hope to tell enough that my life today makes sense as the end result of everything that came before.
And when I say ‘five or six months’, I mean for my story. I’ll try to remember to post regular stuff here more often than that! LOL
(Adapted from something Matt Dillahunty said) So, you don’t believe in God? Nope. I don’t have enough evidence to believe in a god. What will it take to convince you? I don’t know. If you don’t know what will convince … Continue reading →
A discussion came up in an atheist group on Facebook — a woman (atheist) said her elderly father is in the hospital, and he said he couldn’t die until he converted his atheist child to Christianity. My own suggestion was … Continue reading →
I’ve been making my own bread for about 6 months now, enough so that it is becoming ‘old-hat’. But today I made two loaves AND tried a new recipe: Sweet Onion Upside Down Cornbread.
The recipe I saw on the Internet was a scratch recipe, and called for Sweet Vidalia onions, plus frozen broccoli, cottage cheese, and other stuff, along with flour, corn meal, baking soda blah blah blah…. Whatever! I did it my way.
Start by preheating the oven to 400F.
In the larger cast iron skillet (I think it’s a #10), I browned up a 1 lb package of sweet Italian sausage, and set it aside to drain some of the fat.
Into that same cast iron skillet I added about 3 or 4 TBsp of butter and let that get all melty and sizzly while I sliced the onions, trying to keep the rings aligned. I laid the onion slices into what I thought was a pretty pattern (circle in the center, and arranged half-circles around the edge).
While those were browning I mixed up 2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix per box instructions, let it rest a few minutes, and then measure in 1 cup of the ground up cooked sausage and stirred that in and made it all evenly blended, poured in gently on top of my fancy onion ring pattern, and put it into the oven for 18 minutes, checked for browning and let it go another 3:30. I let it set in the pan about 5 minutes, ran a knife around the edge, and flipped it onto the cutting board as my largest charger seemed too small.
Hoe Leash IT!!! Yes, I already ate that first piece, and eating a 2nd piece. This is absolutely a company-come-to-dinner kind of cornbread. Easy to make, plates well, looks fabulous … who wouldn’t serve it for company?
Oh, and the extra cooked-up sausage? Well…. that was lunch! 🙂
This essay, “20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity“, starts by stating: As regards the title, “abandon”—rather than “suppress” or “eliminate”—was chosen deliberately. Attempts to coercively suppress beliefs are not only ethically wrong, but in the long run they are often ineffective—as … Continue reading →
Yeah, yeah…. I know: nothing new about insomnia.
And I know I’ve not be diligent about posting here, either. Shame on me, eh?
I’ve been trying to avoid politics on Facebook, or at least trying to avoid engaging in pointless conversations that accomplish nothing.
Same with religion. We know for a fact that there is no god, except in the imagination of believers. What people believe is their own business, of course, but how they behave toward others because of their beliefs makes all the difference in how I deal with them.