RACISM — Gus Iwasiuk

This subject is a difficult one because whatever I say will be picked apart as either being racist or being a black apologist. I am neither. But I do believe my life experiences have given me special insight to the racism conundrum. My father worked for the US Army after WWII as a physician in […]…

This Day in History: Mount Rushmore is dedicated — Stella’s Place

Tara Ross Blog: At about this time in 1927, President Calvin Coolidge speaks at a dedication ceremony for Mount Rushmore. Work would begin on that famous monument soon thereafter. Mount Rushmore, as you know, has been at the heart of some news headlines lately. What did Coolidge think the importance of the monument was? “On […]…

A Feast — Our Simple Pleasures

Today, I kept telling my boys we were going to have a special feast for dinner tonight. They spent the day out in the backyard playing ball or running through the sprinkler while I sat inside and typed up more answers to the questions for my summer classes. I had to leave around 4:30 to […]…

TAKING DOWN MEMORIALS AND ERASING HISTORY — Gus Iwasiuk

The definition of a memorial is something, especially a structure, established to remind people of a person or event. It is not necessarily meant to celebrate, but to primarily serve as a reminder. It often honors such persons or events, but often is just a bookmark, lest we forget. Guernica, Picasso’s painting of death, destruction, […]…

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 2) — Yirah Group

“I don’t have an anger problem” he repeatedly protested in my counseling office. “I don’t swear, break things, threaten harm, or even raise my voice. How can my wife say that I have an “anger” problem? Sure, I get frustrated like everyone but I stay under control – I do not have an anger issue.” […]…

Being Angry in the Right Way — Yirah Group

Anger is what we feel when we could easily say with our words, “I am against that.” God created us as people who are capable of feeling, expressing, and acting in anger. However, many of us fear that our expressions of anger hurt more than they help. Many people make it their goal to avoid […]…

Cracker Jack Changes Name To More Politically Correct Caucasian Jack — The Babylon Bee — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

PLANO, TX—When ballparks finally open again, those standing for the traditional seventh-inning stretch will be singing some different lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” After over 100 years of selling its caramel popcorn snack under the name Cracker Jack, Frito-Lay announced today that it would be rebranded as the less offensive “Caucasian Jack.” […]…

All Lives Matter…or Black Lives Matter? — This Just In… From Franklin, WI

The media inundates us with stories, opinions, photos, and videos of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. That’s the mentality of a news industry that firmly believes they’re giving the public what it wants. Wrong! Survey: Public Vastly Prefers ‘All Lives Matter’ over ‘Black Lives Matter’ by 2:1 via All Lives Matter…or Black Lives Matter? —…

J. Lee Grady on Confessions of a Southern White Guy — BCNN1 WP

A lot of white people today struggle to know what to say to their black friends. “I’m sorry for these police killings” doesn’t help much. “I can’t imagine how you feel” is maybe a little better. “I’m not a racist!” can sound defensive. via J. Lee Grady on Confessions of a Southern White Guy — BCNN1…

Dealing with uncomfortable emotions + ideas to try —

I feel like we are all on the same page here and I almost don’t even need to address it. Things are weird right now. Like eerie. Everywhere around the world. Although most of us are currently isolating in our homes, or in legitimate lockdown, there has never been a time like this where the […]…

Writing in My Bible — UFC Women

In today’s post at ufcwomen.blog, women within our church community share snapshots of the pages of their Bibles. Some of the pictures show pages clear of pen and pencil marks. Other pictures display pages heavy with notes, while still others are covered with colorful artwork. We hope you’ll be encouraged that no right or wrong…

Mamas Bring Happiness into their Homes — Redeeming Home

Today, I headed down our big hill to our small branch to splash around a bit and to talk to a couple of my children. We laughed as I held my sweet baby close while water rushed over my feet. We looked at our garden, and ate freshly baked Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread. Overall, my […]…

Ain’t I a Woman?” A Brief History of Sojourner Truth — When Women Inspire

Women’s rights activitist and former slave Sojourner Truth challenged the concepts of gender and race inferiority in her speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” Ain’t I a Woman?” A Brief History of Sojourner Truth appeared first on When Women Inspire via Ain’t I a Woman?” A Brief History of Sojourner Truth — When Women Inspire

Grandma’s House Dress — Spilt Milk

Being stuck at home because of the pandemic has uprooted many peculiar thoughts for me. All this time to reflect has brought things to the surface I haven’t thought of for years. One such memory is of Grandma’s “house dress”. I suddenly felt the need to have such a garment. Yesterday I purchased the closest […]…

HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY JUNE 1, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO — slicethelife

Hans Remembers- Monday June 1, 1970- 50 Years Ago. The Soviets were beaten in the space race to the Moon but they hadn’t abandoned their space program. On this day Soyuz 9- a two -man spacecraft with cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastianov was launched from the Baiklnur space center . One of the most […]…

Basic Wild Rice Casserole — Jim Swanson Man of the Woods

Wild rice is an amazing food. It is delicious and highly nutritious. It makes a wonderful component in a myriad of hot dishes. This recipe is my foundational recipe for multiple hot dishes that involve wild rice. It also makes a great side dish. With the ingredients in this dish, one can add venison, beef, […]…

Opportunity: CRICKET® magazine — Writing and Illustrating

CRICKET® magazine for ages 9–14 CRICKET® magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers. Editors consider unsolicited submissions from writers of every level of experience. Since its founding in 1973, CRICKET has published some of the most respected writers of children’s literature. It […]…

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘M’ is for Mayonnaise, Mango, Mousse, Morels, Khao Neow Manuang and Marengo — Retired? No one told me!

Hello and welcome to this week’s Food Column over at Smorgasbord Magazine where Sally is reposting one of my favourite series…The A-Z of Food…This week on my tour through the Culinary Alphabet it is the letter M….. Starting off with lovely homemade mayo…Enjoy! Mayonnaise There is nothing like homemade mayo once you have made it […]…

Sour Cream Banana Bread — AvoGoodMeal

The perfect use for overripe bananas and an insatiable sweet tooth. Who doesn’t like a slice of warm banana bread with a little butter? via Sour Cream Banana Bread — AvoGoodMeal

Duende: Lines of light — Jacob Berghoef | FineArtPhotography

The light dances between the trees, drawing the leaves with thin lines swiftly blown away by the wind. ‘Lines of light’ was one of the first photos with vertical camera movement that I made with an analog camera. I made this photo on a sunny morning on a path in a forest, close to where […]…

Prelude to Carnaval — Compass & Camera

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you as we get through the pandemic. July 7th, 2020 Following yesterday’s epic car ride across Cuba, today we’re in Santiago de Cuba for Carnaval. I […]…

Practice Tea By Susan Hanniford Crowley — Nights of Passion

Those that know me or have been reading Nights of Passion Blog for a bit know that I love tea. While I have been to several teas, I seldom make it. Though years ago, I did a high tea with roast chicken and all the extras. I have been reading Tea Time magazine lately and […]…

Left For Dead by Caroline Mitchell — Jen Med’s Book Reviews

Today I’m delighted to share my thoughts on book three in the Amy Winter series by Caroline Mitchell, Left For Dead. My thanks go to publisher Thomas & Mercer and to Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for including me in the tour. Here’s what the book is all about: via Left For…

Secrets Between Lovers – Part 3 — I Write Her

Part 1 Part 2 “What do you mean we have to cut our trip short?!?!” I yelled at Connor. “This is the only time we get to spend quality time together! I understand your dedication, I’m just as committed to my responsibilities, but you know that they keep us apart way too often. You cannot […]…

Cookies and Cream Nut Butter (Vegan) — Nourishing Amy

Thick, creamy and addictive, this cookies and cream nut butter only requires two ingredients: cashew nuts and cookies and cream cookies (aka Oreos)! It is easy to make and is naturally vegan. I love homemade nut butter and have been on a bit of a roll with making my own over the last few weeks. […]…

Posture or Eyes? — Victor Rakmil Photography

My e-Book Nature Photography: Making Photographs with Impact is for sale, just click on the title. I always choose a subject’s eyes over posture if I can. This chickadee’s eyes were almost invisible and efforts with Photoshop to improve them were virtually imperceptible. When this happens your image depends on the posture of the bird, […]…

Birdwatching, Peace and Panic… — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

One of the delights of a garden is watching the birds as they raid the bird feeders and feast upon the aphids. At this time of year, there are babies too, taking their first flight from the nest, still reliant on their parents for food and guidance. Nick and I had spent much of the […]…

The Best Cornbread — Sugar Spices Life — My Meals are on Wheels

Perfectly sweetened, lightly browned, deliciously moist, amazing cornbread. This Best Cornbread recipe is my favorite cornbread! Southern Pride I’m southern, so I take a lot of pride in making any type of food that is usually considered to be southern. So buttermilk biscuits, fried okra, […] The post The Best Cornbread appeared first on Sugar……