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Tuesday’s Temptation:  Not Being Curious

Tuesday’s Temptation: Not Being Curious

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I waffled about what today's post is:  Not Being Curious or Forgetting. It is about how we approach history. Do we forget the unpleasant bits? Or are humans not curious enough to ask questions raising up the unpleasant bits? Maybe both. But for today, I'll go with not being curious. I just got back from Grenada. It is beautiful there. I had no idea what to expect. I have only been to the Caribbean once about 30 years ago when I literally won a trip in a drawing to go to the Cayman Islands. I chose Grenada because we were recommended to go to an all-inclusive resort for a change--we normally camp and do lots of work on vacations. The suggestion was to take it easy, I believe. Also, my hubs was tired of doing so much work during our camping vacations. For once, a little pampering was in o
The Miss Reingold Era, a reminder of the narrowness of times gone by

The Miss Reingold Era, a reminder of the narrowness of times gone by

history, memoir, racism
"I remember running from store to store, grabbing as many ballots as I could. In the neighborhood there sure wasn't talk about the election for mayor or governor ... but when it came to the Miss Rheingold Contest, everybody was involved. The talk was all about it. Everybody talked about it ... and everybody voted." John Corrado, resident of East Harlem, New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. As quoted by Will Anderson in his book, From Beer to Eternity Originally published in Brooklyn. Times have changed, and therein lies a joy. Let's hope we don't go back to the narrowness of these days. Resist. The voting every year for Miss Rheingold was a huge event in Brooklyn ... in all the five boroughs in fact. It is said that more people voted for Miss Rheingold than any elections ot
Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

prayer, Prayer Practice
I have to say that one of the most compelling battles that I fight on my days off is over-sharing. Not over-sharing about myself but over-sharing items I see in the news. I don't typically cull my news reading from outwardly biased news sources. I try to read honestly. I also try to limit my reading of opinion pieces and focus on factual pieces. But I want to blast the news I read as unilateral truth! Which is where the problem rises. Especially this last week. The week of the SuperBowl. I actually watched the SuperBowl. More as an anti-Patriot fan than a pro-Eagle fan. As a Denver Bronco transplant in Seattle Seahawk territory, rooting for the Patriots would be akin to torture. So I was mildly interested in seeing the Eagles rise up to defeat the Patriots. Now, the truth of the matt...