The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not “Mormon”

Many years ago, my maternal grandmother told me she “used to be a Mormon.”  She rejected all invitations (most of which were high-pressure) to rejoin the church, and her siblings did the same. I have issues with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, due to the shabby treatment my grandmother received after she left, and the rigid beliefs regarding members’ and outsiders’ personal lives.  The religion obviously isn’t for everyone, and any member whose personal traits are outside the loop — such as an individual in the LGBT population — can be made miserable.  Gentiles, as that church … Continue reading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not “Mormon”

When Advertising on Social Media, be Really Careful

  During the weekend, a Twitter promotion of a blog post which I believed was acceptable was halted almost immediately after it began running.  I’ve been charged a small fraction of the amount I budgeted for the ad, and feel confident the charge is fair, given the number of people who saw the ad. Twitter’s reason was “inappropriate language,” which was not in the text I typed.  However, the blog post included a link to a one minute-long YouTube video by Maria Navarro which contained some common street profanity and a vulgar hand gesture.  Apparently, that was what did it. … Continue reading When Advertising on Social Media, be Really Careful

Well now, that was interesting… #NHS — Julie Lawford

Getting carted off to hospital in an ambulance at 4am, doubled-over with acute abdominal cramps that just won’t go away; not the best start to the week. I’ve had a stressful year, upturned – the untimely death of a parent does that. So when stomach problems started to surface a few months ago, that’s what […] via Well now, that was interesting… #NHS — Julie Lawford Continue reading Well now, that was interesting… #NHS — Julie Lawford