Sprucing Up The Place

Every post is becoming easier with this new editor. I’m afraid to try and update my theme because I might lose stuff. Instead I stumble along.

One way I can spruce up the place is by reviewing, revising, and/or deleting my drafts. I had 21!!! Here goes nothing!!!

After the first few, I began to realize that sometimes when I need to release the hounds, my thoughts are too vitriol for prime time. I write the venom out and save as draft. I call this the Gary rule.

Why? Because Gary was a manager we had back on the day. He gave us the idea when responding to an upsetting work email, that we should first do so without thought just spewing. He suggested leaving the To: and Cc: fields blank so as not to inadvertently send. Then we’d save until the next day.

When the sun rose again, we’d open the email with fresh eyes. There were two options: Revise taking out anything unprofessional to send or dumping in the proverbial file 13. More often than not, the next day we’d feel better. Few if any of those nasty-grams were actually sent.

Leading me up to today and a status on my housekeeping. I wrote a post on August 13, 2017 that was about one of the most upsetting events in our life. As I re-read, I realized uh ya, not even close to being bad. The topic that had me spinning was minuscule by today’s standards. Into the trash, without a look back. Buh-bye. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

I’m grateful that I held on to my pain not publishing that post.

I am writing this in advance of it’s publication while the world is burning. Scary times. Rightful peaceful protests sprouting up from 400 years of oppression. Then I hear stories that my mind cannot truly comprehend. Paid protestors. A distraction for their own nefarious purposes. I’m researching, trying to stay educated. I’m just not sure what I can and cannot believe.

For now I will end with what I know to be true. We are either racist or we are actively anti-racist. I choose to be the latter.

As always, more to come.

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