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Blog: Finding My Voice

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I am the voice of the voiceless

  Through me, the dumb shall speak;

Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear

  The cry of the wordless weak.

From street, from cage, and from kennel,

  From jungle and stall, the wail

Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin

  Of the mighty against the frail.

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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PLEASE NOTE:

     I am still discovering what I can and can’t do with this blog. I would like to add a side bar with a list of all the blog posts, but I haven’t figured out how to do that without adding a sidebar to the website - which I don’t want to do.

     People who are members of the website can make comments, but I don’t know how to add the membership sign up to the blog page...but it must be somewhere on the website (hidden from me) because 89 people are members of the website!

     Below is the list of blog “Topics." Until I add a sidebar, please search the subjects to find previous blog entries that might not appear on the page.  Thank you!

~ MUSINGS ~ RANTS ~ REMEMBRANCE ~

~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ~  SIMPLE PLEASURES~ 

~ TRANFORMATIONS ~ THE FORMATIVE YEARS

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Living With Hope

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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An Inconvenient Truth

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Several years ago I was a guest at a Christmas party at a neighbor’s home. During the evening the host’s mother, who obviously had never heard that you shouldn’t discuss religion and polit...

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LEARNING NEW TRICKS

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Ballantine and Macallan when Macallan was a baby.


 

   Last night Ballantine played with a ball. Not a large one, but a small ball that, if she had a lower jaw, she ...

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Mortality and Remembrance

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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     This past week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me.  On Monday ...

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Failing Foster 101

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Six years ago, after our two elderly dogs died ten days apart, my family adopted two Scottish Terrier puppies. Ballantine and Pinch had been rescued from a puppy mill. Nine...

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Be Thankful

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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For many years, when my daughter was still living at home and then when she came home on breaks from school, we had a nightly ritual - we would watch the Jay Leno Show...

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Changing Minds & Lives One Step at a Time

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Spaying is a compromise in terms of reverence for life, but perhaps a necessary one in a society which kills millions of dogs and cats a year in "animal shelters".  ~James Marcus


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A Failure to Communicate

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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Unseen they Suffer, Unheard they Cry, in Agony they Linger, in Loneliness they Die! ~Author Unknown


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The Crying Game

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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My daughter and I are criers. We cry at sad movies, we cry when we are stressed, and w...

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First Do No Harm

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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The world is a dangerous place....especially if you are a child, an elderly person, someone with a disability, or an animal who has n...

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Grave Matters

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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In our garden repose the remains of those that possess beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and the virtues of man without his vices: our pets. ~Lord Byron


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The Bully Syndrome

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me - and t...

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Eaters of the Dead

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.

~John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.


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Revelations in Black

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, / Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, / I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, / But is there because he's a victim of the times. ~Johnny Cash


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Expecting the Unexpected

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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What can we take on trust in this uncertain life?

Happiness, greatness, pride - nothing is secure, nothing keeps.

~Euripides


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Haunted By Ghosts

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house;

The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.

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House of Horrors

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Imagine not ever being able to walk freely, touch the ground, enjoy a kind word and caring caress. Now imagine this lasts your entire life. The only contact you have is to be removed from your cage, ravished, then nothing more. When you’re no longer able to conceive, you’re thrown in...

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Paint It Black!

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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My dining room table was old and worn, a nightmare to look at and an embarrassment when we had visitors. It was originally part of a set owned by a second cousin...

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Real Monsters

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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~GILLIGAN ~ R.I.P. This pitiful old boy was horribly abused, punctured, beaten, thrown over...

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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On a Sunday morning three years ago, I sat at my computer and read my emails, as is my usual morning practice, and discover...

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