Finding Precious Gems…

…Or, Mining for knowledge.

 

This is a repost from something I wrote a few years ago.  It still applies.

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“If You Prick Us…”

Or, we all bleed the same.

The more divisive you choose to be, the more division you choose to create, the more you think it’s “us verse them”, the more miserable you are going to be.

Fact.

We are all the same, we all want the same things.

And you don’t get them by taking them from someone else, that should be common sense.

Violence doesn’t end violence, it only breeds more.

….And you shouldn’t mow down the people who are trying to protect you. The actions of one is not the consensus of all.

Don’t we have common enemies that we shouldn’t be fighting amongst ourselves?

Just a thought.

Perhaps we should all just learn to get along.

Yours, Mine And Ours….

…Or, The Fact or Quality of Being Different, Divergent, or Inconsistent.

You know, my friend feed elsewhere on that *other* site is filled with “I’m done with the hate” posts.

No, no you aren’t. Because if you were, you wouldn’t feel the need to tell everyone five times in three days. If you’re done, you are just DONE, you don’t carry on talking about it.

The only way to be done with the hate is to reject it in your own life (and by the way, you can never fully reject prejudice, unless you are somehow reverting back to birth. Even 3 month old babies display it, as does the whole of the animal kingdom. But you CAN change where you find it in your thoughts by choosing to LEARN and evolve your opinions).

The only way to change the world is to change yourself and your mindset, and then effect the little bit of world all around you.

Most of us aren’t going to have a grand impact on the planet, but! We can have a grand influence on the bits we interact with. We CAN be great in our communities and a shining example in the lives of others, thus leading by example.

Saying you’re done with hate but you continue to feed into it by posting memes and stories (all of which are, see above, bias! There is NO such thing as unbiased media), isn’t being done with it.

Just because YOU believe in the side your on in a near militant fashion (which by the way, also a hallmark of hate, not believing the other side could remotely be justified), doesn’t mean you are always 100% correct, or infallible. It just means you’ve likely started to see every like case through your opinion and leave little room for variance.

There’s ALWAYS AT LEAST 3 sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth which lies some where in the middle.

Reject it, reject the media making heroes out of wrong doers, eject the bickering around you about a victim’s personality or blame in the crime… seriously reject that, because if you participate in it, even if you think you are righteous by defending the victim, really what you are doing is perpetuating it all. Perpetuating hate, often misinformation  (on both sides) and the very root of the problem. Look for facts and make up your own mind, spread truth. Seek understanding and choose to spread love… that’s how you really counter hate.

Seriously, Cats and Kittens: Peace.
Can we just play nice?

Dining Along The Rich Coast…

… Or, Pura Vida, Part 2.

In my last post, I spoke of my Impromptu Trip To Costa Rica. I am going to revisit that point briefly if only to speak of THE FOOD.

You see, the person I had traveled with is vegan. While I my self choose a vegetarian diet, that is not as difficult to accommodate as a truly vegan diet. My travel companion has been vegan longer than his when he first spent several months in Costa Rica, fifteen years prior.

The one complaint he had of his previous time in Costa Rica was the utter LACK of vegan, or even vegetarian, food. The entire time pretty much consisted of offerings of “arroz con frijoles” (“Arroz con Frijoles Costarricense – Costa Rican rice and beans, to be exact), except when he was cooking for himself, which apparently included a strangely over priced jar of pasta sauce.

Well, this time was a BIT different…

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Pura Vida…

…Or, as I call it, Impromptu Trip To Costa Rica.

I am almost a year late on this post.

I am a person who travels. I am meant to travel and my love of movement finally prevailed back in November of 2015… somewhat accidentally!

A friend of mine and I decided to take a short getaway and leave from Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and fly to Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A). I should point out that that I didn’t consider this a ‘trip’-trip. I have been to Chicago many times, and it was just to get away and have a little fun.

Well, upon searching flights we made a discovery. There was a destination that was cheaper to fly to than Chicago…

… Hello, San Jose, Costa Rica! 21C

This trip was important for me because save for a few small trips (which I am sure I will touch upon later and in different posts), like the jaunt to Chicago was SUPPOSED to be,  I had been in a bit of a stasis, paralyzed with grief and at a standstill, since my cat died some years prior.

Going to Costa Rica was not planned, it was spontaneous and unexpected and it was very necessary for me, not to mention utterly thrilling. I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen Costa Rica on my own, but I am SO grateful we went.

This is going to mostly be a photo story post..

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Officially Unoffical…

…Or, believe it as you will.

I sometimes think my posts are a lot of whining and bitching. Perhaps they are, maybe they are not. The fact of the matter is, I post here because it is anonymous and I post to sort things out in my head. I really don’t care for whining, or carrying on about things past – but sometimes you have to purge, sometimes you have to vent and work through things to be able to let things go.

This is my place to do it…

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