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A Jar of Honey

  Some years ago, I learned of a ritual to Oshun, Goddess of Love in the Ifa religion from out of Nigeria. The ritual spoke to sweetening someone's disposition towards you by writing their name of a piece of brown paper or parchment, and putting in in a jar of honey. As I was sitting outside, thinking about all that is going on in America and the world at large, I thought about that ritual. I thought to myself, I live in the United States of America. I want it to be really sweet to me, sweeter than it already is. Then I...

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The 5 W's

When I was in elementary school, one of the things that stuck with me were the 5 W's. Who, what, when, where, why. These are questions to be asked when one is evaluating a situation or information.Who is involved? What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen?  Look to see who was or is involved. What is the history of that person? Are they someone whose character is good or is it someone who has a history of doing things that are not in line with good character? What actually happened? Most of the time,...

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I Think For Myself

Yes, I think for myself. I gather information. I do my research. I discern for myself that which feels and sounds right to my soul. If I didn't think for myself I would be brainwashed into believing everything and anything that I read or listen to.  When I was much younger, there was a tee shirt I wore that said, "Think, it's not illegal yet." The quote was attributed to Malcolm X. In this day and age, one begins to wonder if the thought police will enter into their lives to stop them from thinking for themselves. Could we really...

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Truth Seeker

My second email addy was truthseeker1950. That was way back when I was first introduced to email. It was shorter than my original pick and actually, it fit me. What is the truth of the matter? I want to know the truth as do many others.We want to know the truth politically. Yes, I know, politicians lie. Well, politicians are people and people lie. We want to know the truth plain and simple. We want the truth and nothing but the truth from the media, scientists, doctors and politicians. Speaking truthfully makes life a lot more harmonious. Lies destroy lives. Well,...

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Not All Conservatives Are Republicans

Greetings to you, Did you know that not all Conservatives are Republicans? If you believe in working towards and for what you want, you just might be a Conservative. If you believe in a healthy family structure, you just might be a Conservative. If you believe in the Power and Presence of God, you just might be a Conservative. If you believe in respect for self and others, you just might be a Conservative. If you believe in truth and honesty, you just might be a Conservative. If you believe in doing the right thing because it is the right...

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