While this blog was initially about my adventures in growing my own food, it has morphed into a window into my search for the truth and justice I was raised to revere. Also, be warned that while I strive to be open-minded and open-hearted, I can have some very strong opinions on certain subjects.
I try keep an open mind on everything. I don’t believe in “impossible.” (Whether I consider a thing probable or improbable, however, is an entirely different matter!) I view life as a journey. I tend towards philosophical thinking. I’m more spiritual than religious, and I’m fairly certain my relationship with God is between me and God, and is no other person’s business. I believe that when the two are mutually exclusive, doing what we truly believe is right rather than what we want (or what is easy), will result in a better life and a better world. I love freely, but will not devote my limited time and energy to people in whom I see a pattern of creating strife in their own lives, or the lives of others. I have little patience for bullshit, unless I find it amusing. Seeing people do things I consider intrinsically wrong tests the limits of my patience, and sometimes in those instances, my patience fails the test. Good examples are senseless violence, a blatant disregard for how one’s actions direct affect others (have you heard of fracking?!?), and intentional cruelty of any kind. And, one of my most annoying traits is that I sometimes feel compelled to confront ignorance with education and facts, even when they aren’t wanted.
I can also be downright opinionated on subjects that matter to me, and I sometimes find it just too difficult to keep my mouth (or fingers as it were) shut. These would include (but are not limited to): my children, all children, breastfeeding, keeping the biosphere called Earth habitable for my descendants, and the right of humans and other species on this planet to live free from abuse. Killing for food is okay if necessary, because every living thing on this planet is food for something else, but harming another without need is unacceptable. I’m a radical hippy—I do it without the drugs. I quite literally hug trees. I think only a psychotic person would run for public office in today’s America. Certainly some good, sane people might run for local offices in an effort to effect local change, but state or federal? Only crazy people! I don’t claim allegiance to any political party, but a test on the ‘net says libertarian most closely matches my views.
I have Fibromyalgia (aka “fibro” or “FMS”), and sometimes it has me. When it has me, my mood can get very dark, very sad, and/or very angry. I try not to let these show through as I ride them out, but sometimes they slip past the guard.
Thanks to the fibro (and probably a few of the meds they’ve put me on at various times in my life), I can’t type worth crap anymore. Sometimes I leave out words, sometimes the wrong word comes out when I speak or type, sometimes the words come out in the wrong order, and sometimes I misspell words that I’ve been spelling correctly since kindergarten. Deal with it - I have to! And PLEASE don’t feel obligated to point out such mistakes as lack of intelligence on my part.
I have a long-standing obsession with rock-n-roll. And by that, I mean real rock - with guitars even! So don’t be surprised to occasionally see stuff in here about bands that I like. And if you see a band name you’ve never heard of, give them a listen! Of course, I don’t limit myself to rock and roll. Just about the only music I absolutely don’t like is rap, much of which just plain makes me cranky when I hear it.
If there’s anything else you’d like to know about me, feel free to ask! (But, I do reserve the right to answer “nunya.”)