Lookin’ Back on History

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    I’m watching Prohibition by Ken Burns on Netflix. I don’t drink, and I think that prohibition of alcohol and other drugs is a travesty. That being said, this documentary is a window into the past, the past of activism. We often forget that women had to fight for the right to vote. We easily forget that just one hundred years ago, women were viewed as literally second class citizens.

   We look back at these people and view them as almost sub-human, the rowdy rabble of a burgeoning America. And my oh my, they were backwards. But there were a few who stood out as progressive. Those people were ahead of their time. They lived in that age with our modern sensibilities. They were cultural time travelers. 

   Well I don’t want to be judged like we judge them. I am not going to live my life that way. I don’t care what is popular or in fashion in our current society; I choose to live my life in a different way. I don’t know what the future will look like. I hope that in 2080 or 2100 people will have gotten over all of this gender nonsense. I hope they look back at 2013 and say “what were these people thinking?"

   We shall see. I think we’ll make it. Here’s a maxim to put in your pipe. Make your generation so good that when you look back at the last generation, you just shake your head and laugh and say, “what the hell was wrong with you people?"

What. A. Week.

Change just smacked me straight upside my head.

I’m dealing with it, but wow. That’s a spicy meat-a-ball…

I’ve had these little bear cubs on my blog for a very long time. It’s my little wink to my kids. To those that don’t know, I haven’t seen my boys or pictures of them for 15 months now. Of course this is going to change, but for now, they’re out of reach. However, they’ve been on every page load! :D My little buddies.

I’ve had these little bear cubs on my blog for a very long time. It’s my little wink to my kids. To those that don’t know, I haven’t seen my boys or pictures of them for 15 months now. Of course this is going to change, but for now, they’re out of reach. However, they’ve been on every page load! :D My little buddies.

I think I’ll shut up now (yeah right…)

I think people will think I’m being rash or impulsive in deciding to move back to Cali, but from the beginning, I knew Portland would just be a temporary stop where I could collect myself and my thoughts and my sanity. In the last six months, I’ve totally re-energized myself. I will never forget all of the awesome people I met in Portland. You guys rock! And I’ll be back, but the purpose of my life can be summed up in one word: children. Every day that they are without the love of both of their parents is a dark day for them. They don’t know it, but I do. I purposefully said “both" of their parents because I believe in forgiveness and what is best for the kids, end of story. Parents have to rise above differences to do the right thing for the kids. 

Anyway, just a little explanation. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing me blab on and on. I don’t know what’s wrong with me! I’m addicted to writing! 

Here we go!

When I decided almost 2 years ago to transition, I knew I’d basically be base jumping off of a cliff. I knew the path was going to be crazy and hard. But I knew it was the only thing to do. It was the right thing. Now, I’ve become some sort of emotional surfer, leaping from swell to swell as my heart and mind get turned upside down and inside out. But every day I wake up, and I know that I’m going in the right direction. And I smile to myself, and I say “Get Up!" and then it’s another day of the adventure I call my life. :) I see another cliff in the distance. Here we go!

Step

Because there was a step
a step forward against the mess
Pressed bending pushed shoulders yes
that first step was it
that first step was key it was me
it was everything held back
from when I was 2 to 23 or in between
All the rage and confusion and muted screaming
and sadness and anger and aching
wrapped around my whole being
wrapped around my first leg
my leg that is picked up and ready
to go forward
and the wind is punching and yelling back at me
the days alone, the nights of sadness,
the weeks of hope, the months of pain,
the years of weakness
all of them just pushed hard enough
to make that first step
done

and the rest is history

I figured out how to link my dropbox to my tumblr and twitter for posting pics. It’s pretty cool. Just drop it into the folder on my desktop and insta-post. I gotta work out the descriptions though lol. ie. 1005627_707040389325417_397822663_n

 

34% say First Amendment goes too far | First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition →

luthiermark:

americanhumanist:

Among the other details in this survey:

· Over half of respondents strongly or mildly agree that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation
· 36% can’t name any of the 5 rights listed in the First Amendment
· 25% said that musicians should not be able to use lyrics others find offensive

"Over half of respondents strongly or mildly agree that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation"

Over half.

OVER…HALF!!!


Yeah…just ignore that part of the First Amendment that explicitly says the opposite, guys. No biggie.

I often wonder if people in other countries are as ignorant and daft about their respective places of habitation as americans are of their own. It’s a frightening thought, though. I don’t care to contemplate it for very long.

People are monstrously stupid in America. 50%+ of people think the Constitution establishes a Christian nation?? Umm here is the 1st god damned amendment!:

"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"

America is one giant Facepalm

(via wilwheaton)

Alcohol

I’ve had a most uncool 24 hours. I’ve basically just been in a pissed off mood since I got sold out again. However! I haven’t had a drink, and I feel so much more in control. Yay little wins!

bohemianrhaps-edi said: do you consider my name one of those “crazy" names? 

Well, I think Freddie Mercury and Queen are crazy awesome, so what does that mean? I’ll switch classic rock gears and say Shine on You Crazy Diamond bohemianrhaps-edi.

Here’s a video of 60,000 people singing Bohemian Rhapsody. I actually teared up a bit watching this. It’s quite moving to see people united in love.