but, mostly “there”…

Well – I don’t really post much here anymore.  I started the blog almost 3 years ago… and, I think I’m about done here.  I just don’t feel like blogging about this stuff (religion, or my past, or my family issues) anymore… but, I’ll leave this blog up for now in case anyone else finds it interesting… or, in case I change my mind and decide I need to vent again.   (which, is entirely possible knowing me =).

For now, though, I think this blog served it’s purpose, and served me well, actually.   I guess, I really needed it and am glad I had it.  It was therapeutic.  I think it helped me sort out a lot of junk in my head that I never really completely was open or honest with anyone before about in “real life”.   I think I learned a lot.  Grew a lot.  Like I understand more about my past and myself now.  I feel more at peace now, I think, than I ever did before.   More clear on how I feel and what I think.  More accepting of myself and others.

I also met a lot of interesting people.  For the first time really, Read the rest of this entry »

Inspired by Martin Luther King Day…

At work, we went to a “cultural diversity” event where they showed a film from the 1964 race riots.  A co-worker asked me if I remembered anything about these riots in the news from when I was little.  I smacked her upside the head since I wasn’t born until 1966.  Hellooo??  What the heck was she thinking???

Anyway -the film was very interesting.  It not only talked about the actual riots, but the build up to them.. and the aftermath.  Lot’s of real life news clips… and personal testimonies.  Very cool.

Afterward, I opted to go to a discussion group which was really more of a listening group.  Read the rest of this entry »