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Equality in Arkansas, I think not -but we are making progress

He has done it again. ‘Cool man JR” and his cronies Jason Meeks may represent Mayberry, but not me, no sir, not this guy. You are fired, as a public servant, I can fire you, right on? You no longer represent me. Now this guy is telling people who they can love and marry, this is par for a guy that has been a bigot since he took office, and maybe before, but I did not listen to him then, but now he’s all up in my business.

“I don’t want to go back to when women used kerosene and clothes hangers because they didn’t have a choice,” Senator Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, Arkansas, told lawmakers…You go Girl. Tuesday, cup of Joe She was standing up to Senator Jason Rapert, R-Conway, sponsoring the “heartbeat” ban, an unconstitutional abortion law that would ban abortions in Arkansas if a fetal heartbeat is detected, prohibiting the medical procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Rapert is the same guy responsible for making racial slurs at President Barack Obama, saying, “minorities to run Tuesday, scaredroughshod over what you people believe in,” Rapert hurls racial slurs Cool man, Arkansas Jason Meeks, fired  one at the Huffington Post Article, saying Liberals hate Rapert, because they’re terrified of him. The Governor of Arkansas has constitutional concerns to ponder. Bettina Brownstein, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, said the group is also troubled by the restrictions approved Monday. “They’re both unconstitutional, and I think they’re both cruel to women and families,” Brownstein said. This may just be the “Stupidest Tuesday” ever. Yesterday, Senator Andy Mayberry said, out loud, men have the responsibility to make decisions for women – Wow. Barney Fife wouldn’t go that far. If Mayberry is catching newborn babies and wearing his child cradled against him in a wrap, he has no right to say this. Tuesday, girl power The issue is women’s rights, minority rights and religious freedom. Whilst Arkansas’ “ill hill” are debating guns in church and women are pleading for “Hill-ary” to save them, California moved forward with agenda to have 33% renewable energy portfolio standard by 2020. One Nation Under God, maybe, but a melting pot to say the least. How about over 23,500 signatures from Arkansas citizens to secede from the Union, the total population of the state is less than 3 million. Wow. Scholars are increasingly turning their attention to the issue and returning with novel insights. The issue of inequality is becoming more pressing in the popular press despite the conventional ‘wisdom-maker’ resistance to talking about it. I commented Monday, “If I had a shovel, I’d dig up my roots.” I’m disappointed in Arkansas’ Congress and my own people for not standing up for themselves. It’s time to pull an MLK and fight for what you believe in, fight for your rights.Tuesday, fight

Spirituality ~ Health ~ Relationships ~ Money


“It’s not about the money.”

Since making a conscious effort years ago to make my life, “not about the money,” I have come to realize – it is.

I have conversations everyday with people about money, those who have it and those who don’t. The more conversations I have, the more I realize; priority for most everyone includes money.

Quality of life is paramount. The overwhelming majority of people share a commonality of the following priorities:

  1. Spirituality
  2. Health
  3. Relationships
  4. MONEY

I took action, making an effort to not prioritize “stuff”, tangible goods and material objects. The process consisted of realizing my own priorities, organizing my finances and simplifying life.

Money is important, so much so, it helps achieve life beyond subsistence. A good steward of money makes the world a better place to live. Money is not evil. Our relationship with money often is.

We are born and we die, it’s what we do in the middle that truly matters

In honor of International Women’s Day

The Girl Effect is about girls. And boys. And moms and dads and villages and town and countries.

Girls are at a crossroads.
Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads.
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