Give A Smile – Dental Surgery

Give A Smile – Dental Surgery

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As you all know by now I am a survivor of Domestic Violence. I talk about it frequently because it is part of my life and writing about it helps me heal. After this past US election I decided that I need to do more than just talk about my past. I need to be more of an advocate with things I believe in. Continue reading

War on Obesity – Dead or Alive

Dances With Fat

WTF are you doingI’ve written before in this blog about how the War on Obesity is conducted in a way that lets us know that they want us thin or dead and they don’t much care which.  One of my many concerns with the horrific new US President is that he has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare)

This is a big deal because before the ACA was passed, insurance companies were allowed to deny insurance to fat people.  I went fourteen years without insurance because insurance companies were allowed to consider my body size a “pre-existing condition” and deny me insurance in a country where medical care costs are predatory, profit-driven, and expensive far beyond all reason.

This is significant because those who don’t have insurance are often charged up to ten times the amount for the same procedure or medication as the insurance companies are charged (

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Today I wallow… tomorrow I fly

I am depressed today.

I went to bed early last night. I said a prayer for this country and truly believed that hate will not win. I woke up this morning and I was wrong. I am dumbfounded by the results and to say I am disappointed is an understatement. It is irksome that America has voted in a racist, narcissistic, sexist bigot to run the country. I have to believe that this is some kind of cruel test of our resolve to preserve what is right in this world. I will allow myself not more than a day to wallow in my tears. However, today I wear all black as I mourn for this country and pray that in the end love will win out.

Disagree with me that is fine. As a free willed person you are entitled to that… but just because you don’t like my opinion doesn’t make me wrong.

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I voted!

I voted!

I must confess. I was having second thoughts about getting out there and voting. I am not particularly found of either candidate and debating whether or not I should even bother. Then I remember those women that fought for my right to even have this decision.

There was a time that women were barred from voting. They were though of as not fit to make decisions. It took a century of fighting for women to be granted the legal right to vote and that is something we should not just take for granted. If you would like a brief history overview I somewhat cleaned up my notes from a college lecture I did a couple years back on Women’s Suffrage. Continue reading