Monday, February 27, 2012

His Feminine Side

I witnessed my grandson's father reprimand him for showing his feelings. He's 4~! He's a Baby! Is that how it starts and that early. could it be that men, like women, are innately emotional and intuitive? But at such an early age it is discouraged and often ridiculed to the point of oblivion? What if man were not to instill in their male offspring that to show emotion is somehow defective, weak and abhored. Would the world then, be a better place today? Would men and women exist on planet Earth as equals instead of residing on Venus and Mars? I wonder. The thing I love the most about my grandson is he is so open and caring. He's affectionate and shows compassion. He likes boys toys and rough housing, but he shows two sides, much like a little girl who is what we call a 'Tom boy'. Is this what all men go through, much like a circumsision but of the soul. So early it is not missed, not remembered or felt? Why can't we allow boys to develope their emotional intuitive nature?

Monday, February 20, 2012


Is it just me or does it strike anyone else as inherently wrong to sell so called 'Pre ban' Ivory? I have seen it for sale on many well meaning albeit ignorant people's sites. The fact that it is pre-ban somehow makes it okay. But the fact is, that poachers today are cunning and will offer their fresh loot as pre-ban; or before it was outlawed. I have acquired two very large carved pendants via an estate sale when I bought an entire box sight unseen of costume jewelry for $300.00. I could make some much need cash for them, but my conscience won't allow me to do it. The sale of ivory of ANY DATE, PRE=BAN or not, makes it valuable, therefore, lucrative. The ruthless poachers sell it as Pre-Ban to their unsuspecting buyers who feel justified because they think it was harvested before it became illegal to kill tusked animals and leave their slowly dying carcasses for the vultures. Those vultures I can understand, they are doing what comes naturally, instinctively. But we are of a higher mind, supposedly and can make the distinction between selfish and selfless actions. I will bury myself with these relics, they will lose their value so as not to create a demand for Ivory at all, and leave the poor animals alone~! We have man made products that can replicate ivory to look more like ivory that an elephant couldn't remember which was his~! PLEASE STOP BUYING AND SELLING IVORY OF ANY TIME PERIOD. STOP CREATING THE DEMAND FOR HIGH PRICES FOR THIS MINERAL that is valuable only to the animal that lost it's life for MAN'S GREED.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


class - defined by Webster's : informal - Elegance of style taste and manner.
I just got these as a gift from an ONLINE client.  She was appreciative of my online design consultation with her even though she opted to buy something else. (Which was serendipitous, and meant to be and I was genuinely happy for her.)  She thoughtfully wanted to compensate me for my time and told me to go to her website (see link below. my solicitation, not hers.) and pick out some Swarovski crystal jewelry.  And although her jewelry is quite beautiful I told her what I really wanted were the Swarovski crystal FLIP FLOPS!  She CUSTOM made them for me~!  I just got them in the mail,  she did all this and is getting married next week in VEGAS~! 

(Did I mention she was an ONLINE customer?)

Thank you, Edie...<3

Fool On the Hill

I am well on the way...those close to me who are trying to protect me are well intended and I am grateful for that.  I am on this inner journey and I hide my feelings by observational puns and play on words to be digested or ignored, it doesn't matter.  It is my way of ascertaining if you are really aware.