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GGmaSheila D.

"Trying to engage brain before opening mouth."

Willmar, MN, USA
female
divorced, 2 children
Speaks: english
Joined May 11, 2013
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Anyone wondering where my avatar came from, it's from freedigitalphotos.net and called Woman, by the artist africa.  You can use any of the content free from their site as long as you give credit to the artist and the site.  I think this one is my favorite...so far.

  

Unknown:

Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but what we give. 

 

 Victor Hugo:

Music Expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

 

 Robert Burns:

Man's inhumanity to man 

Makes countless thousands mourn!



Nietsche:
When you fight with monsters, be careful lest you become a monster.
And if you gaze long into the abyss, be careful lest the abyss will gaze back at you.



Michele Bardsley, paranormal romance author:
We are the sum total of our experiences.  Sometimes I felt more subtracted from than added to.



Laurell K Hamilton, Flirt:
Revolutions start from the bottom up, rarely top down.

 


Lois Greiman, One Hot Mess:
I don't need PMS.  I can be a bitch under my own steam.

 

Fabienne Fredrickson:

The things you're are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.

 

Francis Bacon:
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.


Tom Lehrer:
All books can be indecent, though recent books are bolder. 
For filth, I'm glad to say, is in the mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed, everything is lewd.
I could tell you things about Peter Pan,
And the Wizard of Oz, there's a dirty old man!


Emilie Buchwald:
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.



The Uncounted Woman

The Uncounted Woman brings sadness to my soul,
A feeling of something undone.
Where is her anthem? Will no banner unfurl?
She's our sister - the heroine unknown.

Feelings of frustration, understanding and grief
Fall over me each time I see her.
The simple plaque on a red wooden form,
Standing tall, but alone, at the end of the line.

Alone, in the quiet darkness of night,
where was I when she whispered her plea?
When did she finally give up the fight?
Are there others who mourn her, or just me?

Isn't it time we take up the fight,
Not let her death be in vain?
The survivors, her sisters,
Walking hand in hand, standing tall,
Let our voices be heard across the land...

No More! No More! No More!

In 1990-1 I went to a rally for abused women at our state capital, in St Paul, MN.  At the top of the steps were plain wooden forms in the shape of women.  Painted red with small plaques, each naming a woman who had died at the hands of her abuser...the last one had no name.  She represented all the women who deaths were misdiagnosed, Jane Does in some morgue, or those who just disappeared.

That woman haunted me for a very long time, until I finally sat down to write this poem, hoping I could get my feelings out.  It's not a perfect poem, many here could probably do better...but it's the way I have felt since seeing her that sunny day in MN.



 
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Joined May 11, 2013 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Click free to donate and Petitions, Computer Shop, Meditation Station, Race for the Big Cats, The Sound Sanctuary
Hometown Small Town, MN 
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Birthday Aug 06  
Languages english  
About Me Opinionated, tech-challenged senior
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  Lifestyle
Pets None now...in apt  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Non-fanatic Christian (?), Evolving into ??  
Eating Habits Trying for Non-GMO, No Seafood, Learning to change my life style  
Wild Fact About Me Adore those alpha heroes in my romance books
In the 70s a girlfriend and myself were asked to leave a strip joint because we were harassing the strippers...
My Philosophy My idea of camping is a Holiday Inn, with a spa.
What Gives Me Hope To see that maybe I can make a small difference in someone's life;
One signature can tip the balance;
The compassionate C2 members
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Not certain I'd want the job, but bringing honesty back to politics would be a good thing. Equal Rights for everyone.
No fracking, mining, drilling on my town's/city's land.
Bring back MN Nice.
All at once!
What/who changed my life and why My children changed my life because I learned how to love unconditionally, to say I'm sorry and admit I don't know everything.
What Bugs Me C2 Bullies and Trolls!, Liars and Cheats, Bigots, People who snap their gum, Abusers of ANY living soul, Obnoxious Drunks, Over-Loud bass from vehicles, Slamming Doors, People who bathe in cologne/perfume  
Passions Where do I start??  
Inspirations Bernie Sanders, Innocence of Children, Cats - large and small, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me The current SCOTUS, fracking and blowing up mtns, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Mass Wildlife extinctions, Fanatics and Extremists, The Tea Party  
  Favorites
Role Models George Carlin, Unnamed animal rescuers around the world, Abuse Survivors, Garfield, Plucky Women  
Quotation Many people walk through our lives, but only a few leave footprints on our hearts - fortune cookie...also think this is paraphrasing a Native American saying

No man is an island unto himself...

It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk with you, but no one can walk it for you. Unknown.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop's Fables

May my heart be brave, my mind fierce, and my spirit free.
Unknown.

Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.
Deepak Chopra
Interests Adult Coloring Books, Migraine Community, PTSD Community, Computer Games, Reading, cross-stitch, Piecework quilting, Crocheting afghans and misc. other craft  
Books Anita Blake series - L K Hamilton, The Carpathians - Christeen Feehan, Black Dagger Brotherhood - JR Ward, Eve Dallas series - J D Robb, The Hollows - Kim Harrison, The Argeneau Vampires - Lynsay Sands, Stephanie Plum series - Janet Evanovich, The Cynsters - Ste  
Music These are just a few:, R J Dio, The Kinks, Pointer Sisters, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Animals, Heart, Queen, Eagles, Zep, Bad Company, Rush, Aerosmith, 80s Classic Rock - Metal, 70s Classic Rock incl CCR, 60s Classic - incl Janis, Some country classics  
Movies Kelly's Heroes, LOTR trilogy Ultimate Edition, Old WWII Movies, Underworld, Blade: Trinity, Apocalypto fantastic movie, Lethal Weapon, The Mummy old and new, Die Hard, Sherlock Holmes oldies, The Longest Day, The Three Musketeers any version, The 13th Warrior  
TV Shows TV died 2011, Thrown off 3rd flr balcony, into snowpile, Don't miss it  
Favorite Foods Newest Fav: Black Cherry Amoretto Gelato, Anything with Peaches, Chocolate!!!!!  
Favorite Places Anywhere my family is  
Can't Live Without Family, Books, Music, Chocolate!!  
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