Dreamer’s World March 20 2016 – Rediscovering Lost Treasures

 

It is a quiet Sunday morning as I sit down to write this. I just finished carving up a roast that I had been cooking in the crock pot overnight, and cleaning things up as Hal (person) prepares to go to work for the day. I wanted to take some time to write about something that happened to me over the last few days that has brought me great pleasure and also redirected my energies. 
     While I was straightening things up a few days ago, I ran across my Kindle Paperwhite. I had no idea when the last time I used it was, and the battery was completely drained. I recharged the battery and began to read once again. When last I had used the Kindle, I had been reading one of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. I read the paperbacks many years ago and had forgotten how much I enjoyed them. 
     I finished the book and then decided to look for some books that the company is always r ecommending that we read. Normally, I turn away from any type of structured reading plans, but I decided that since I am currently working on the 5 Choices course from Franklin Covey that I could check the Amazon Kindle store to see what else I might try. I found a few that looked interesting and, most importantly, we’re NOT on the company’s list that I decided to try for myself. 
     I will undoubtedly write about some of the things I am reading, but the main focus is the sheer joy of rediscovering my love of reading once again. My Kindle will never again become lost due to a lack of interest on my part. It will have a prominent place on my desk so I will be reminded to pick it up and actually use it from now on. As I am attempting to better organize my life, I need all the help and inspiration I can get.

The Conservative Right Is Plagued By Denial Of Racism

Awesome read

Gronda Morin

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I have been decrying the conservative rights’ need to deny that racism is a prevalent thread  interwoven into the fabric of today’s American culture. The symptoms of this denial is so destructive that it infects the rights’ discourse and thinking on so many levels. And worse, this denial allows for society and governmental entities not to have to develop solutions for the negative consequences of racism pervasive in our society.

A perfect example of what I’m talking about is reflected in a 9/2/15 TPM News article by Caitlin MacNeal, “News Conservatives Are Now Convinced Black Lives Matter Is A Hate Group.” Here are a few excerpts:

“On Monday night (8/31/15), Fox’s Bill O’Reilly said he was sure that the shooting (a police shooting on 8/28/15) and the protest were in some way connected, and he labeled Black Lives Matter a “hate group” because “they hate police officers” and “want them dead.”

“They’re a hate…

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