These days it seems that when you get a group of legislators together, they get things backwards. Kind of reminds me of the Contrare Indian in Little Big Man who washed with sand and dried with water.
As I walked our Airedale Terrier, Bailey, I especially enjoyed watching my neighbor walk her Miniature Schnauzer. I've missed seeing them lately. Although her dog was 14 years old and blind, he still had the Schnauzer independence.
Every now and then I find something that I believe is very important to share. The following is such an item. This was originally published on Twitter by Seth Abramson, and at this American political juncture it is information we should all have and consider. Mr. Abramson was kind enough to grant me his permission to reprint it here.
Does the existence of innocent suffering imply that God does not answer prayers?
Suffering on earth is only a part of a greater system, the same as life, the same as death. As long as the system still works, there is no need for the system to take any action to alleviate or end suffering.
Although Secretary Clinton was the clear winner of the first presidential debate, there were a few things I wish she would have jumped on that she seemed to have missed.
At the DNC Clinton said she will be President of us all. Maybe someone needs to remind her of that.
The Washington Post reported that at a recent fundraiser, Hillary Clinton said, "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables'. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it."
We are a strong people who have never been afraid of progress. We have no reason to fear others whether they look different than we do or believe differently than we do because we understand that it is our very differences that make us strong.
We certainly have no reason to fear our own government because our forefathers were brilliant enough to establish a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We are the government.
Creative writing is 99% inspiration and 1% motivation. Once you have inspiration it's almost a given that we will be motivated to write. The perspiration comes when we sweat over what to write. When we have an idea, that inspiration motivates us to put it to paper, or these days, to keyboard.