Pride #FridayPhilosophy

"We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity." - George Takei "You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance." - Gertrude Stein "No person is your … Continue reading Pride #FridayPhilosophy

Audre Lorde #FridayPhilosophy

"Your silence will not protect you." - Audre Lorde

Friday Philosophy…Patriarchy

From what I have seen in nearly 40 years, extremism does not work. The pendulum goes from one extreme to the other, with only a brief moment of balance in the middle. Feminists are often criticized for a misconception that they are trying to be "better" than men, when feminism seeks equality between and among … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Patriarchy

Friday Philosophy…Differences

As the French say, "Vive la difference!" Our differences are what draw us closer to one another. We inhabit this world with a multitude of people with ideas and opinions different from our own. Our minds work differently. Just look at the many learning styles, if you doubt it: auditory, visual, kinesthetic. In the face … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Differences

Friday Philosophy…Empires

No, I am not talking about the television series "Empire." πŸ™‚ We've only just had cable for the first time in ages, so I haven't even begun to catch up on any tv shows. I'm talking about building, working for the future, and contemplating the idea of legacies. I'm approaching this from a more positive … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Empires

Strong Women…#MondayBlogs

Okay, I try to post earlier, but I freely admit that Daylight Savings Time has thrown me for a loop. I may have caught up with my own schedule in a week or two. πŸ™‚ History gives us a story told by the victor, in many cases. It's the story telling version of "to the … Continue reading Strong Women…#MondayBlogs

Tuesday Thoughts on Achievement…

I've been thinking about motivation, goals, and achievements. I tend to be self-motivated: succeeding, accomplishing something I've set out to do, gives me a huge sense of fulfillment. I know quite a few people who are motivated by different external factors: fame/attention (however limited it may be), stuff/material payoff, or the basic monetary motivation. There … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts on Achievement…

Friday Philosophy, Grace Under Pressure…

I've been thinking a lot about all of the wisdom about attitude. It is true that your attitude can make all of the difference in the tone of your life. From those thoughts, we have this week's installment of our Friday Philosophy. πŸ™‚ "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the … Continue reading Friday Philosophy, Grace Under Pressure…