The First Amendment

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

This Happened in 2013

This happened to me Friday night October 20 2013:

I went out to dinner last night with a co-worker and two of her friends. We all met up at the Olive Garden and was having a nice time of it…until…the subject of LGBT came up. I began to feel very uncomfortable, not that they were making any derogatory comments but that it was a “them vs us” situation. All you LGBT people out there will understand that…anyway, the comments kept going on and on and I sat there trying to ignore it all, trying to not focus on any one comment…until…one of the ladies said, “ boy you can definitely tell that he or she is”  and then another piped up, “no I don’t think you can tell as easily anymore” and then for some unknown reason my mouth started to engage and these are the exact words that came out of my mouth… “there are more of us than you know”.  At which point (when it dawned on her what I had just said), one of the ladies almost swallowed her tongue, her eyes were like saucers and she got an “oh shit” look on her face. My co-worker went right on with talking about whatever she was talking about (she is cool, and does not have a problem with me being gay), but the other lady, now started to back pedal as fast as she could. But then for some reason this same lady piped up and said “well I think it is wrong”, I said “excuse me, what did you say”, and she said “well I’m a Christian and I think it is wrong, it says in the bible Adam and Eve.” I just looked at her and said “I am not going to get into this discussion with you here but, Jesus never said anything about it”, at which point my co-worker (bless her) said, “that’s right Jesus never did say anything about gays.” (Thank you my wonderful co-worker for having my back). The conversation wound down and it was a little uncomfortable for a while (good, let her stew) and then we went back to just a regular conversation. So that is how I came out to my co-worker….

@realdonaldtrump

@realdonaldtrump… I do not understand why he is still wreaking havoc against himself….doesn’t he understand that his Brand is now (always has been in my opinion) ruined. People can see he lies right and left and he has basically confessed to sexual assault. This man is not a man, this man is not a christian, this man does not care about anyone but himself. He is not ready for prime time…to put it in the words that he would understand.

In light of DJT

I will never forget…years ago I would complain to my dad that I didn’t want to go to (insert male dominated business i.e.: auto parts store/plumbing supply store etc. etc.), and my mom would agree with me. My dad just did not get it until one day when he and I went to the plumbing supply store in my home town and he let me go in first and stand at the counter then my dad came in and stood about 10 feet away from me. Not even acknowledging me like I was just some other person at the counter. My dad watched the looks that I was receiving, my dad over heard the comments that were being made in my direction and he became so mad. He called the two guys over who were making the comments and doing the ogling and laid into them. Saying that is my daughter and I just watched how you treated her. You have lost my business forever, and if I ever see you doing that to her again I will…by this time I was crying as I too had heard what they said, and I felt very uncomfortable about how they were looking at me…my dad looked at me and said lets go. We left and from that point on my dad never made me go to a male dominated business again. He now understood.

Still Not In A Writing Mood

Okay, its been almost a year since my last blog post…time flies.  But I just realized that sometime when Fall/Winter starts my writing need seems to go away to be replaced by the new “season” of television shows.  Oh joy, just what I need more inane tv shows to take my mind off of what I should be doing.

Well, this seems to be the extent of what I want to write right now.

Sigh

Not in a writing mood

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Sorry to say for the past few days I have not been in a writing mood.  I had a new story idea (from a dream I had), I did get all the pertinent info down on paper but for some reason I just am not in the “mood” to write.  Long hand or Scrivener I just don’t feel like it.

I am thinking it is because I have so much going on in my life right at the moment, new job, bills, bills, bills that my mind is taken up with the stress from these worries.

As far as my new story idea…that is all I have.  It is like my brain has stopped trying to be creative and now that adds more stress….gahhhhhh.

I need a Calgon moment or week.

I Do Not Journal

I do not journal.  I know, I know, most writers do journal, but to me I find it to be tedious.  There I said, whew!  I hope they don’t kick me out of the writers club.

Sometimes I get the urge to journal, I get out my compostition notebook and a fresh pen or pencil, write the date and then………nothing.  It seems that my brain freezes and not a word can be written or if my brain doesn’t freeze and I am able to write a few words they are mostly Word Salad (a confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases).

I would much rather spend my time actually writing a scene from my current WIP (work in progress), or hey, even blogging a post.

I have read other writers opinion about journaling and sometimes I feel I am missing something but then I come back to my senses.  Journaling just isn’t for me.