Your smile is your joy

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Today I was quite pissed off, one of that days when you feel that nothing is ok, everything is bothering you, and then I looked at the sky, it has just stopped raining and I saw the rainbow 🌈

It made me smile instantly without even realizing it. And everything seemed better!

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Face Front, Marvelites!: RIP Stan “The Man” Lee

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I know it’s popular these days among a certain coterie of Comic Book Buffs to bash Stan Lee’s contributions to the medium in favor of artist/collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko . You’ll never find me in that crowd. Not ever. I learned to read (with the help of my dad) at the tender age of three through comics… simple stuff at first, funny books like YOGI BEAR and BEETLE BAILEY. As I progressed into the realm of superheroes, my vocabulary improved thanks to writers like Gardner Fox, John Broome, and especially Stan Lee, who took me to Asgard and Outer Space with Shakespearean-styled dialog and college-level words that made me keep a dictionary always at the ready. Screw you, Dr. Frederic Wertham!!

The Titanic Trio: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

Stanley Martin Lieber was born December 28, 1922, the eldest son of immigrant parents (his younger sibling Larry…

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“There is only 1 race, the Human Race” and other bulls**t: Here and Now Episodes 8 and 9 and the scenes to keep an eye on if you are an adoptive parent with kids of color.

Lifting Taboos

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We are coming to an end with this lovely new HBO show called Here and Now. I have been fascinated with particular scenes in each episode that surround adoption, race and their overall complexities (and there are so many). If you have not read my analysis for the last 1-7, please take the time to find them and read them. If you are an adoptive parent, my thoughts on race-related scenes will hopefully open your eyes and better prepare you for issues that are eminent in adoption and race.

Let’s take a look at 8 and 9.

Episode 8: Yes

Ashley feels she needs to apologize to her adoptive mother so she brings an expensive gift with her and a “truce” for the “outburst” Ashley had. Focus on how her mother does not argue with her after she says “peace-offering. you are the only mom I have even if you…

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Happy 135th Birthday Sara Sherman Wiborg Murphy

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Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 135th birthday of Sara Sherman Wiborg Murphy, one half of an amazing Jazz Age Lost Generation couple.  I think that I first ‘discovered’ Gerald and Sara Murphy when I was reading a collections of F.…

not exactly.

I didn't have my glasses on....

imagine my surprise

just before undergoing

an out-patient medical test

listening to the waiver

read aloud to me

most of it

consisting of the usual

risks, percentages, side effects

 somewhere in the middle

i heard:

“medicine is not an exact science.”

best liability statement i have ever heard.

“i am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”

-alexander the great

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Song Lyric Sunday – We Are The Champions

Being Lydia!

I am taking a lot of liberties on this one even for me. But since Helen of This Thing Called Life One Word At Time chose “take/taking” as this week’s theme, I believe it is all relevant.

Yesterday my hubby and I went and saw “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the Queen biopic which opened Friday. Queen wrote the score to an important part of my life. I remember sitting in the back of a white pick-up truck in the middle of a prairie hay field with a friend singing all the words (and parts) to the song Bohemian Rhapsody like it was yesterday. And “We Are The Champions” was the anthem of the 70’s…well along with “We Will Rock You”, also by Queen.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but “We Are The Champions” is played near the end of the film and the words are very relevant to Freddie…

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