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posticon Wyoming: The Wild, the Weird and the Wonderful

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We are all God’s children. We are all equal….I don’t know why anyone gay or lesbian should be less a human being than I am….gay and lesbian people can be just as happy in their marriage as I am in mine. ~ former United States Senator Alan Simpson, Wyoming

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Wyoming, where I live, is a most interesting place. In land area it’s the 10th largest of the 50 United States. It has fewer people than any other state. (There are more wild critters than humans.) Wyoming is home to stunning landscapes of majestic snow-capped mountains, broad sweeping prairies, and lots of clean air and wide-open spaces.Read more

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posticon US Presidential Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017

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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. ~ US President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865, just before the end of the Civil War

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Despite our title and that image above, this post is not about politics.Read more

posticon The Simplest Way to Make the Best of Other People’s Opinions

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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. ~ Albert Einstein

always trust yourself above other people's opinionsTrusting Yourself Is Always a Good Start

I still remember the time, years ago, when I got my first “hate mail.” It almost literally knocked the breath out of me. I wondered how anyone could hate this work I do that much.

Since then, of course, I’ve gotten a lot more.Read more

posticon What Everybody Ought To Know About Sexuality by John Cali and Spirit

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Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and want to marry them, marry them….live and let live. ~ US Senator Alan Simpson, Wyoming

 

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Over the years I’ve had several folks among my family and friends who were homosexual. They did not often talk about it with me, even though they knew I accepted them as they were.

But back in those days no one talked about homosexuality. Hell, we didn’t even talk about heterosexuality except in hushed tones, lest we be embarrassed if someone overheard us.Read more

posticon We’re All God’s Children by John Cali

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That title is taken from something an American politician recently said. It’s not something you’d expect a politician to say.

As most folks all over the world know, the United States government has become a hotbed of divisiveness, partisanship, and prejudice. Politics and government have become major sources of frustration for Americans.

The American people often see their politicians as dishonest, self-serving puppets. I have no political convictions nor much interest in politics. But I am heartened by the occasional breath of fresh air.Read more