Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm thinking again and I don't know if that's a good thing


Diversity ~
Compassion ~
Tolerance ~
the end of Ignorance
the end of prejudice
the ending of battling one another
the coming together for one purpose
supporting one another for a goal
Open Minds
Open Hearts
these are the things I want for this world, for this country, I am sad to say that what is going on in this country today shames me, it wounds my heart and soul.
Politics? I am coming to hate it resoundingly.
The bickering, the one upmanship, the lies, the false platitudes...the scheming for power for oneself instead of for this country as a whole.
Democrat? Republican? what are those? in this day in age it is a extremely divisive issue. When it comes down to it in my mind, is nothing but a longing for power, the struggle for it for both parties.
The Religious Party's interests are for the same, their own message, their own needs to force their beliefs & ways of life onto others, no matter that there are differences ~ face it, we don't believe the same, we don't worship the same, we don't understand the same.  To me? and I am extremely for this - the original intent of the forefathers of this country "separation of church and state" there was a reason this was written, created.
Propaganda is foolhardy, truth is what is needed.  Not hearing words that the politicians THINK we want to hear.
I know in the past I have made no effort to conceal, hide or otherwise my opinion of the President at this time, that feeling is still the same, hasn't changed. What has changed is the fact is I am almost tired to death, to the point of not caring anymore.  I can't do that to myself though because that would make all the sacrifices that have been made for the military in vain and I will NOT do that to them.
I believe that I DO have hope, I believe that I do have my rights (though by any day those could change) I have MY voice, which I will use to at least say what I feel.
I want people to get along with each other, to love each other no matter what their differences are ~ whether it is the matter of the color of one's skin, their religious/spiritual doctrine, who they are sexually, whether a woman wishes to have the control and RIGHT to say yay or neigh to their rights of abortion, the control of their OWN bodies, not something that is taken away because of religious ideology. 
My simple solution to that is ~ if you are against abortion? don't have one ~ if you are against birth control?  don't use it. period.
Hell, I don't know what to say anymore, or think ~ all I know is what is in my heart of hearts and that is the hope that this country will pull itself together as a WHOLE and put all the cultural, religious, political differences aside and realize that no matter what that we are as a country ONE people.  And no one has the right to take the rights away from another individual or group of people because of your personal preferences.
Sorry if this makes no sense, but it was something that was hurting my heart and I needed to talk about it. Disjointed as it may seem.
THINK before you speak, THINK about your actions~ teach your children love and acceptance ~ "out of the mouth of babes" ~ don't teach them hateful things, don't teach them to HATE because they don't know how unless parents show & teach them this... teach them to love themselves and each other, no matter the differences between them.  No matter what, we are all one.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Just a quick note for everyone, I meant to do a Mabon/Autumn Equinox entry today but I've had a massive migraine most of the day and wasn't able to do it.  Merely looking at the computer screen just sent knives through my brain and made me sick to my stomach. I will try to do it tomorrow before or after work.

Saturday, September 20, 2008




Bright the day to everyone, I hope this day dawns for you with hope and faith in the graphic states, with peace within.
First of all on the chapters in this entry...
Ike !
We survived him though many, many did not. He left some kind of lasting effect on most everyone in his path ~ whether it was a fallen tree, flooding or a loss of a home ~ electricity etc. etc.
Galveston and the surrounding counties on the coast are still very disrupted by his temper (Ike's).  Nature is like that, when we as humans least expect it, Mother Nature shows we as humans have absolutely no control over Her.  There are many evacuee's still in this area, especially from the Houston/Beaumont area.  These people don't have homes to go back to, or they don't have water or electricity or it's still flooded.  The animals are still suffering also, the furred one's that weren't able to be taken (cattle, horses, goats, sheep etc.) even if they have survived the storm itself they are having difficulty finding fresh water & food; no fresh water, hence they are drinking the salt/brackish water and it is killing them.  Or the one's that are not able to find a dry area to forage in or stand in are getting hoof rot. Many, many things are here in the aftermath of Ike.
In this area (Ike and his "eye") passed right over us, left many  without electricity till yesterday and even today there are one's that still don't have fresh running water or electricity, sadly these are in the more remote rural areas where the electric companies haven't been able to get to yet.
Keep these poor soul's in your prayers/blessings/thoughts or whatever you choose to have your Spirit associated with.  I am.
Second Chapter ~
Work, it's driving me mad ~ yesterday I almost walked out.  I didn't.  I remained the somewhat responsible, mature individual and stayed the course.  What I am going to do though is discover and remember what all else I can do and find another job pertaining to it.  I can't deal with the garbage that's going on there anymore ~ 98% of the original people there have left.  It's going down the hill fast and it's not the economy (though yes, it has had it's effect on us) the main reason is poor management and the greed of the corporation itself.  Sadly poor Cindy has been having to bear the brunt of my grumpiness and wracked nerves when I get home.  We had a discussion last night and we are ok.
Heathen is doing fine, as he can anyway.  His spirits are wonderful most of the time, he has his spells where he's not feeling well, but he has, so far...snapped out of them.  He's been playing with me, with Kissy (his furry "Sis" and tormentor).  I hope he maintains as he is and even gets better even though I know he will never recover the use of his back legs.  His heart is huge though and his will to "be" is even more so.
Third Chapter
The weather!!!!  Fall is coming!!! you can see me dance a jig in your mind if you want.  The weather has been in the upper 50's to middle 60's in the evening and the cool weather lasts till around elevenish then it starts warming, it's only gotten to the low to mid 80's which I am so very thankful for. 
Don't forget September 23rd (for some the 22nd) is the Autumn Equinox...the official beginning of Autumn.  Like I mentioned in a earlier entry I hope to be able to write a entry (from the viewpoint of my spirituality) close to that date.
Lares and Draco are doing wonderfully and thoroughly enjoying this beautiful weather.
I guess I will be going for now, I'm sure that I'vemissed things I wanted to write but at the moment my focus is dissipating.
I haven't gotten around to many of the journals lately, for that I apologize, it's been nuts, I have been too upset or something has/is in the way.

Friday, September 12, 2008

the beginning of the flooding

This is called "The Strand" in Galveston, the hurricane is still over 250 miles's already flooding.

More Ike

Another note !
(yes, I'm freaking)
Hurricane Ike is 700 miles wide !!!! The Eye of the storm is 350 miles in, then the eye, then another 350 miles of this storm.
I cannot stress how dangerous this thing's going to be hitting the oil refinery's there, it's going to cause so much damage it's terrifying. This means the prices of gas are going to be affected quite a bit.  All I can say is unless the people that didn't evacuate Galveston have a angel's hand on their shoulders they are going to either die or lose everything.
They have closed the port of this affects us? it is the 2nd largest port in the country i.e. food supplies etc. come in on this port, the 1st largest port is New Orleans. With this storm?  The boats won't even be able to get into the Port of New Orleans because of the sheer size of the storm.  It doesn't all come via has to be brought in from somewhere and because so many of our products and food etc. come from other places the easiest way is via the sea.
The idiots that run the gas stations are price gauging! They should be arrested. 
Ok, I'm going now.

update on Mr. Ike



Ok, Mr. Ike is looking wicked...very in ~ "something wicked this way comes" ~ it's not going to hit eastern TX. BUT it is going to slam into Galveston/Houston area smack on and probably at a Category 3...then it will sweep up and around and right over us.  At the moment we are under a Tropical Storm Warning - winds are expected 70 mph or thereabouts with 10 inches of rain or so expected, gosh knows whatever else.
My best friend Terry & her Partner Dar won't evacuate, Terry has M/S... Dar is one of the head honchos with a huge hi tech corp here and they won't let them get further than 3 hours away... plus I think they are clueless as far as the true damage a hurricane like Ike can do ~ when they say there is "imminent death possible" if you stay... that's no joke.  In 1983 Hurricane Alicia hit Galveston, killed over 1500 1900 one hit, killed over 6000.  Galveston is going to be under water. period.  Small or large amount of water it's going to be under and anyone staying has a very high chance of not surviving.
Here is Ike as of this moment...
Note:  there are over 5 million people in the Houston/Galveston area... Galveston is only 56 miles from where my friends live.  Because it's not in a "flood zone" (the area they are) they are only allowing the people from Galveston etc. to evacuate till this afternoon, then they will allow the people from Houston leave if they want...the govt. is telling these people to "hunker down" and ride out the storm.  If there are death's because of this "hunkering down" I hope the govt. get's their asses sued off.  People are bringing their livestock and pets into this area so the local ranches and bigger areas that can handle it are allowing them to put the cattle/horses etc. on their land.  Remember, this is Texas...there are LOTS of horses and cattle.  Not to mention the pets.  I worry so much about these people and their "children"  (yes horses and cows and donkeys are "children")  not to mention some are extremely valuable monetarily wise.
All Ike needs is 11 more miles per hour to become a category 3 hurricane.
I'm worried about us too!  we have a huge amount of trees around us and with these winds we are just hoping that one doesn't blow down on the house, or that we lose electricity...Lares/Draco & Kissy are already feeling the "energy' in the air.  There will most definitely be flooding and I have to work Saturday!! ughhhh.
Okay, I'm going for now...pray for the people in the path of Ike...and that there aren't any deaths.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Just to let you know I am worried to death about Ike... he's apparently set at the moment to come in around the Houston/Galveston area give or take...then it will sweep right up and over us.  They are saying that by the time it hits the coast it could be a upper category 3 to lower 4 hurricane.  From what I understand they are ordering mandatory evacuations from the Houston area and Galveston especially.  (all the gulf coast actually).  I called my best friend Terry in Houston this morning and I warned her about what was going on, she's on the way out the door to buy plywood to board up their house.  I told her if they weren't planning on leaving they needed to get a generator also.  We will see.  I will write later about what's going on.

To the Victims and Survivors of 9/11/01 ~ The Universe's Love is wrapped around in spirit or flesh. Even though I don't know you...or didn't know you, you are in my thoughts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Peace, is it too much to ask for?


Is it too much to ask for?
Something I ask myself at least once every day of my life.
What about you?





by John Lennon

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Never, ever forget...

I, for one and many, many others have not forgotten this day...
I can still see in my head these events happening and I still feel the disbelief and utter sorrow and shock, I still cry like it was September 11, 2001.
I don't think I will ever stop crying about it.
Never, ever forget.