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Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian?

I have a complaint or more like a pet peeve. I really dislike when people, especially women, try to be someone else. When they don’t embrace their own unique beauty and try to fit into a mold. The current mold… Continue Reading →

The Freedom of Brain Dumping

  Brain dumping has freed me up from the confines I had placed on myself about what is a journal and what is a list.  It allows me to just get it all out and down on paper. It gives me… Continue Reading →

Coat Conscious

Coat of arms Coated tongue Raincoat prophylactic protects against more than rain Winter coat Hand me down coat coat of many colors Appalachian poverty turned into a Christmas Special entertainment for the masses Old coat torn coat Coat stuffed with… Continue Reading →

Tangible Assets Versus Overhead in Nonprofits

One of the most important things I tried to get funders to understand was that tangible assets did not make a nonprofit run.  Computers, paper, books, markers do not make a community center run.  It is wonderful to find funders… Continue Reading →

Warning! Danger Will Robinson!

When I read the Just Jot January prompt for today, the first thing that popped into my head was the robot on Lost in Space.  Lost in Space was one of my favorite shows as a child. So I went… Continue Reading →

Time

I have noticed that the older I become the faster time moves. I remember when I was young it seemed like days lasted forever and I couldn’t wait to be a grownup. Well, being a grownup is not all that… Continue Reading →

Spider Veins

Spider veins run up her thighs and disappear somewhere under her skirt. She hates this uniform. She hates this job. She hates the smells and the noise. Most of all she hates the guys in the back. They are always… Continue Reading →

Collection of Collections

I have a collection of collections. Does that mean I’m a collector? Maybe a hoarder or just sentimental? Waffles is not happy with the books Edie loves the yarn and ribbons Vinny snuggles in the handmade quilts while Chiquita prefers… Continue Reading →

The Riverside Speech

There could be no greater writing prompt on January 15th then leadership.  January 15th is the birthday of a great leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Much has been said and written about Dr. King and I am sure that… Continue Reading →

Those Who Came Before

During his final #SOTU address, the 2016 State of the Union speech, President Obama gave a nod to those who came before. So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, whether you supported… Continue Reading →

Hipster Generation

Effortlessly they misappropriate misinterpret miss the point Make-up like blackface and dredlocks ironic racism hipster terms playing bluegrass in Brooklyn pretending to be poor wearing flannel and eating vegan. They laugh at real culture call us dumb rednecks have coolie themed… Continue Reading →

Sane Street Art

Today’s prompt for Just Jot It January is “sane”. When I hear the word sane, I don’t think of sanity, I think of art. In particular, I think of great street art. Beautiful art that is created for everyone to… Continue Reading →

In America

The first movie title that came to mind is In America. It is one of my families favorite and most people have never heard of.  It is the story of a family from Ireland that come to New York to… Continue Reading →

Shotgun Wedding

Living in Appalachia hearing the word honorable makes me think of a shotgun wedding. The ones where a young girl’s daddy, who just happens to be cleaning his hunting rifle, asks the boy if he is planning on doing the… Continue Reading →

A Robust Jot

Robust is the word for my post today. I wish I could think of a robust topic to create a robust post about but, my mind is blank today. I have spent the day diligently trying to get my planner… Continue Reading →

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