I took gymnastic lessons along with Mary Lou Retton at Aerial Port long before the Olympics. You could never tell it now...I've baked too many brownies, and chocolate chip cookies, pizza, and this morning pancakes, and french toast...You know where this leads. :)
No children should be put into ADULT jails and prisons amongst ADULT violent offenders and sexual preditors.
What Gives Me Hope
Others who are advocating to keep children from being treated as adults they are not.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Release the children from U.S jails and prisons and place them into a counseling program to recover from the trauma they have suffered.
What/who changed my life and why
8 year old CRR of St. Johns, AZ (November 2008) was arrested and charged as an adult for two counts of premeditated murder, held for 4 months in ISOLATION at the detention center, handcuffed and leg shackled to attend court proceedings, visited his mother through glass wearing oversized jail clothes. He had no access to a grief counselor this entire time even though he was the one who found his father and another man shot to death and ran for help. Those.....in Apache County, AZ bullied him into signing a plea deal then locked him away for an undetermined amount of time in an "inpatient treatment facility" when previous to Nov 5th he had no disciplinary record, not even at school and was thought of as a well behaved adjusted, normal child. The lack of enough gun powder on his clothing proved he is innocent. He lost his innocense that day. Not only by coming upon a gruesome crime scene but finding out the police and other adults are not always the superheroes. CR...we believe in you!
As Yanni said appreciate life as it is very fragile and short. I hope you enjoyed your day, be it spent in a whirlwind of family joys or quietly alone with a good book, a walk among nature, or with a special someone. Today Life is your Gift! I'm honored to spend this small part within it. Sorry this is late, sentiments are still sincere.
The two songs I chose to celebrate the new year of 2013 are Niki Nana meaning We Are One or as Lakota say Mitakuye Oyasin. The other song hails from the sixties but we need this as much today as then. Peace, we must speak up for Peace more often! Let 2012 be the end of the old ways 2013 the beginning of better ways. HAPPY NEW YEAR
LOVE. THANKING YOU FOR THE GREEN STAR. Charles Littleleaf, a Native American, born in Warm Springs, Oregon, is a Native American flutist and traditional flute maker. Littleleaf is a tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Central Oregon.
A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN 11 YEARS GIVE IT THOUGHT
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