God loves the church. And me, I love the church too. But how many people have lost their minds and their lives over the church's wishes and it's condemnation of people for just being human? I knew a woman who was human. But that woman was also abused. My great aunt recalled the story of … Continue reading Coat Hanger Solutions ~ Stories Of Desperation In the 1950s
That was what they were here for. They being the aliens and here being earth. They lived off of spirit matter and the aliens had saved themselves by finding and harvesting the spirit matter from earth. On their home world, some aliens confessed to a guilty conscience over the living conditions of the humans and … Continue reading Spirit Matter. Some Kind Of Matter. Some Kind Of Cosmic Roadkill
Cherie Lynn Chapter 2 1950s Me Too Don’t remember much. What I do remember most clearly were traumatic incidents. Like the speedometer in my dad’s car, and the two-lane country road we were speeding along, pushing 70 80 miles a hour to get me back home. I was small, I don’t know, I was close … Continue reading Cherie Lynn ~ Chapter 2 ~ Me Too 1950s
Finally numb. I woke up and turned on the TV and thought the network had already put together a retrospective on past shootings. I did not recall any shooting in Ohio, but that didn't mean much, I am not completely up on national news for more than 30 years back. But I looked again and … Continue reading Guns In America and The Menendez Call ~ Money Won
Its been a grave world from forever. But if the vice was really thinking, he should have realized the country needed to rein it in. "It" being reactionary living, unless of course the idea was to give trillions away to world bang bang. Then 'that man' happened. Yep, its grave alright. I woke up the … Continue reading Cheney: “Its A Grave New World”
My jaw dropped. Ok, fine. But what about that white choir that has worked to stand in heart, in thought, in deed, and in practice all their life? Of course it is only white folks like that, the choir, who I might guess, would care enough to feel uncomfortable. The white politicians, etc., who could … Continue reading “…make some white people feel uncomfortable…” A CNN Interview, A Google Search
"She Will Pick Her Teeth With Their Bones." That's what my boss said about my research abilities when I was working in journalism over 30 years ago. This is not so funny, especially thinking about the unintended consequences of using familial DNA databases to solve crimes -- with or without customers' consent or knowledge. An … Continue reading “She Will Pick Her Teeth With Their Bones” ~ Research
Today if you stick your foot in it, you can just delete it. Learning social media over the last few years, I have been so thankful for one friend in particular who has warned me about things I wrote and hadn't realized had come out terribly wrong. And she was the first to use Snopes for … Continue reading Deleted ~ Hiding, Then & Now – From Hate. Vote For Puppies!
Scattered thoughts, preoccupation, tongue-cut-out restraint. Who said there was freedom of speech? There was freedom of speech, I guess, just a few long years ago. You could write and say what you thought, as long as it did not hurt folks. The "long and the tall of it" (did I get that line from an … Continue reading Frozen Shrimp Or Marionetta? Freedom Of Speech Is The Question. Not That Its Any Of My Business.
Do not gives away boots that leak - shoes that you know will pinch anyone; clothes that are itchy - for anyone. Someone at a thrift store will pay for those useless pieces and then have boots that leak. These places do NOT fix small appliances - don't donate broken things. Maybe 500 years ago … Continue reading Uncharitable Charity
Many do not know Marionetta, most folks only know me as Cherie Lynn this, that or the other. Currently there are Cherie Lynn's Herstory, Cherie Lynn's Heirs And Heirlooms, Cherie Lynn's I Identify. There used to be, back in Alabama almost 50 years ago, Cherie Lynn's Stories and Poetry with songs and poor music. Then … Continue reading Seeking Sherman: Marionetta Strung-Out Gets First Dibs
This other world "... is inhabited by human beings with two heads and four hands and feet, in fact with all their organs doubled excepting only the trunk.[ 27] It happens sometimes that the parts of these double persons quarrel with each other, especially while eating and drinking,..." Louis Ginzberg. The Legends of the Jews … Continue reading The Late Letter ~ Made Of Words, Made Of Letters, Made Of Words
On aging. Being treated like an old cow is taking some getting used to. The thoughts, notes and links vary from ole cow, to older cows to the oldest known cow - with rednecks and without; cash cows, G-d cows, being cowed and cowing, And the Old Norse - Kuga - meaning "to oppress". And … Continue reading Die At Home – Cover The Mirrors and Raise The Amulet.
The R. J. Reynolds salesman was at the cash register with the Bluff Park grocery store owner. I was asked if I was getting cigarettes and I answered no, I don't want any. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV8diE0pS8g I was 17, but the store owner didn't care and the RJR salesman certainly didn't care. I added, "they are too … Continue reading Doral, Taste Me! Taste Me! ~ R. J. Reynolds Marketing