Caution With Protest Messages

Update: Special thanks to @GeorgeBaileyDog on Twitter, who brought a Los Angeles Times article to my attention.  Although some pink hats worn during yesterday’s demonstrations may have come from overseas factories, there was an effort to produce many of them in the United States.  A link to the article appears at the end of this post. The right wing has a way of hijacking messages that are meant to be decent.  Until recently, a sincere person could say, “All lives matter” without acting as an apologist for police officers who shoot unarmed people. Words are powerful, so they’re subject to manipulation.  That … Continue reading Caution With Protest Messages

Another Random Thought

I spent part of the weekend housecleaning.  I also plugged up the bathroom sink drain while rinsing grime off of cleaning cloths. Fortunately, baking soda and vinegar cleared the drain. We each have our own definition of the word “clean,” and that definition may change when we’re expecting company.  In my case, the definition didn’t change one bit.  I had just allowed the window blinds, baseboards and a few other things to go too long without maintenance, and decided something had to be done. Last night a weird dream proved reassuring, but it was reassuring only as long as the … Continue reading Another Random Thought