In case any of you have forgotten, my friend Jill submitted this post today to remind us of the horrific scene that played out in Washington, DC two years ago today. Look at the pictures, whether you want to or not, and be grateful that what very nearly happened that day, didn’t. President Biden will be awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal today to twelve courageous people who stood in resolute opposition to donald trump and his mob. They did so at great personal sacrifice, up to and including their lives. This absolutely cannot, MUST NOT ever happen again. It’s on all of us to make sure it doesn’t. Larry
Oh, my sweet, sweet Lizzy…
For over fourteen years, you and your sister, Izzy, made our home a happy one. You filled it with love and laughter. Your sweetness warmed our hearts.
And now you’re gone, our hearts are broken, and our grief is almost unbearable.
You were so cute the day we brought you home from the shelter.
And you remained cute, and sweet, all your life. Mom and I told you so, several times a day. We had no children, so you and Izzy were our babies, and we loved you so very, very much. You were Mama’s girl; you gravitated toward her as Izzy did toward me, and she found you absolutely irresistible, as did I. We spoiled you every chance we got!
And I’m glad now we had those chances. I just wish we could have more.
We will miss you every day, Lizzy. Right now, it hurts so much. But you left us so many happy memories, sweet girl, and we will cherish them always.
And we’ll take good care of your sister for you. I promise.
Goodbye, sweet angel. You’ll live forever in our hearts. 🐈⬛❤❤❤❤
White folks like me will never, ever fully understand what it means to be Black in these United States. It takes outstanding writers like Hannah Drake to bring me over to the window of my insular life to get a good look at the truth, and it’s as necessary as it is horrifying for us all to get a good look at it, make up our minds to do something about it, and go do it. Thank you very much, Hannah. Larry
Yesterday I learned about the suicide of Chris Wells, a leader in the Breonna Taylor Protests. I would rarely be at Injustice Square Park and not see Chris. He could not be missed -tall, slender, well dressed, often dawning sunglasses. He towered above others in the crowd, often with a megaphone in his hand. Some…The Deadly Consequences of One Lie — WriteSomeShit
In these United States, you can get shot and killed…
…if you go to school.
…if you go to church.
…if you go to work.
…if you go to the grocery store.
…if you go to the mall.
…if you go to a movie.
…if you go to a concert.
…if you go to a party.
…if you go to a parade.
…if you go to a fast food joint.
…if you go to a bar.
…if you go to a park.
…if you go to a sporting event.
…if you drive.
…if you ride the subway.
…if you just stay home.
It occurs to me, the only safe place left in this country is here:
God, don’t bless America. You’re wasting your time.