These two short words coexist like the wrong and the right sides do in the same garment.
Because before you can say Yes to what you do want, you must say No to the…
As an out of the womb minimalist, I’ve been decluttering my whole life.
But lately, I’ve been even more ruthlessly removing clothes, shoes, books, digital files that don’t serve who I am today. This even extends to people, including family and friends, I don’t love or respect.
We waste so…
I’m not happy about William Shatner’s space voyage even though Star Trek: The Original Series is my favorite TV series of all time.
In fact, I don’t give two rats’ behinds about any of the super-rich idiots or ordinary folks traveling into space.
Here’s why —
We refuse to care…
Without consequences, human beings rarely choose to be better.
No consequences, no motivation to change. And selfishness and evil continue to flourish without reflection or regret or justice.
Look, if someone engages in criminal misconduct and is sentenced to prison, isn’t that a form of “cancellation?”
Well, once a company or person reveals their inhumanity and evilness, why would I continue to do the following?
So, if someone is free to choose to act the -ism fool or engage in selfish and evil misconduct, I’m free to CANCEL their arses. They’ve earned it and it’s deserved.
Now, can anyone tell me why Donald T****p isn’t wearing orange and still golfing at Mar-a-Lago? Remember, no consequences = no reflection, no regret, no justice.
Originally published at https://janinehelligar.com.
Some time ago, a dear friend asked, “If you could spend 24 hours with anyone, who would it be and what would you do?”
I can still remember the very first dress I had custom-made by a local dressmaker.
It was the cutest white leopard print silkie (that is, polyester posing as silk) dress with cutaway shoulders that skimmed lovingly over my 19-year-old curves. I looked and felt smashing in that dress. And I…
Did you know that in Martin Luther King Jr.’s last 31 hours of life it is said he was exhausted, depressed, and terrified of dying?
I can imagine. It had to be demanding living Black in this hostile White country. It had to be demanding daring to have a dream…
Not too long ago, my brother Jeffrey heard the soft sounds of tears from another room. He went to check it out and found his 16-year-old daughter weeping with her whole heart.
“Baby, what’s wrong? Why are you crying?”
“I miss my grandparents.”
What makes this moment fascinating…
We all struggle to embrace the parts of us we’ve been taught to find unacceptable.
Sometimes, we do need to grow up and be better. But other times, we are just who we are. And it’s not bad or good — it’s just us.
Once I went shopping to replace…