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STOP KILLING US/Disability Day of Mourning/#Disabled Lives Matter/#DDOM

This post is about Disability Day of Mourning. But before I can post about that, I need to share something else first. I promise you it will make sense when I tie it all together. (At least it makes sense in my head…) When I think back about some of my thoughts (and comments) from …

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And even more hate…let’s fight it with love

After the awful #ChapelHillShooting, a suspiciously timed fire occurred in an Islamic institute in Houston, Texas. And now people are trolling their page making hateful comments. Please see the quote below from Houston minister Lura N. Groen asking for friends to come show them some support. Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, Atheist, skeptic, etc…all …

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#OurThreeWinners Died Because of Hate

This is going to be a very short post. Not because there isn’t a great deal to say about the three young individuals in Chapel Hill who were senselessly profiled and murdered for their Muslim faith – there is plenty than can be said. It is going to be short because it thoroughly disgusts me …

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Heckling Muslim schoolchildren? Faith is NOT supposed to be synonymous with hate!

I was saddened (and angered) to read this disturbing news: that recently a group of approximately 20 “Christian” Texans called the “Patriot Defense Foundation, Inc” decided to harass another group of Texans who are Muslim.  The Muslim group traveled to the Texas capitol (Austin) for a Texas Muslim Capitol Day legislative advocacy event coordinated by …

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Gratitude/Update (#NoGroupHome)

Not too long ago, I sent out a desperate plea for help. My family was (is) faced with one of the most difficult situations we’d ever encountered, and we did not have the means to handle it alone. (Many of you might be familiar with the situation; but for those who are not, this link will …

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Fear

I have blogged more over the past few weeks than I typically blog in a year. Some people are “stress eaters.” I wonder if I’m a “stress blogger?” I hope to break that habit; I don’t want to blog only when something is wrong. But…something IS wrong. Around 4:00 PM today I learned that 6 …

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The Hypocrisy of “I Stand Sunday”

This whole situation annoys me so much that I actually wasn’t going to even write any blog posts about it. I’ve vented about it on FB, but that was as far as it was going to go. But then a few minutes ago I saw a post online about #IStandSunday written by Phil Robertson of …

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So…that sucked.

Hi everyone. It happened. It was horrible. And it’s going to happen again, soon (date not yet confirmed).  It was NOT what I expected; it was WORSE.  I have a headache from endless crying, but I think I needed to get it out. I was sad. Now I’m mad. I’m mad because the truth is …

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Heartfelt thanks & slight update

Dearest friends, (I hope you all don’t mind a blog post as an update.  I know it’s not the same as responding to people individually, but it’s all I am able to manage right now. I hope you can all “feel” my heart through my words.) When I tentatively rejoined/reconnected with the “real world” today …

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My response to Phil Robertson’s remarks about HIV

(An identical entry is cross-posted on my other blog, Advocacy Without Borders) “Dear Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, You say that people living with HIV are being “punished by God” for “immoral behavior.” Is that right? You’re not that creative, sir. We’ve heard all of this before, and worse. In fact, I remember the first …

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