Sunday, August 20, 2017
The simplest thing is sometimes the hardest for people to understand, to do: love. It transcends race, gender, language or religion etc. We know how to do it. We love our family members and friend even though we can drive each other completely nuts at times, we don't cease to love.
Yet with strangers, people who are different than us, we find it so easy to be detached, intolerant and hateful of the things we find so foreign. To think about it, as a species, we're the biggest dingbats on the planet. Yes, and I am a big dingbat myself.
Regardless of what we look like, where we are from, or what we do, we're people. We breathe the same air, we eat more or less the same consumable food, we have to drink water to hydrate ourselves. Everyone was born into this world. They laugh, they cry, they bleed and at the end of their lives they die.
So what is all the anger and this fighting for? What? We are more alike than we think yet we chose to focus on differences that will divide us. Strip everything away, and no one is better than the other. No one is cleverer than the other. We all have our own unique talents and gifts that we can choose to squander or to use for good. Does hurting one another equate to love, to good? Just something to think about.
Prayers for the families of the victims of Charlottesville, Spain, and Finland. God Bless.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
After many years of sweating, bleeding and sacrificing my hair to this career - even Patrick Dempsey would have been jealous of my crowning glory - Simon & Schuster has picked up the rights to one of my books. And the School Library Journal even had something nice to say about it!!