Strange New Machine in the Neighborhood. So far only one has sprung up. Let’s see if Mr. Free Phone Charge gets clones. I’ve seen some of my neighbors trying it out but I have not been so brave.
No Justice! No Peace!! Silence = Collusion. Either you’re part of the problem or part of the Solution!! We will make our Voices Heard!! I am with you My African-Brazilian Sisters!! SiStars!!
Note from BW of Brazil: Well, one must admit that this seems to be the case. For the decades and in fact centuries that black women of Brazil simply accepted the position that Brazilian society reserved for them, no one really said anything because, well, it was just the way things were. But times have changed and continue to change. Black Brazilian women want representation in ALL areas of Brazilian society as well as a voice at the table to discuss her role and how she will be portrayed. But with this activism has come all sorts of complaints and push back. Black women and the black population as a whole has been accused of “seeing racism in everything”, “whining” and forgetting “their place.” And we also note these attitudes in the increased racist internet attacks on black women who have prominent public profiles (see here
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Today’s writing prompt is…
Long ago and far away when I had more people to shop for I always made a habit of getting all or at least 99% of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. I never understood people who wait until the last minute. That’s not me. I don’t like crowds and believe me the department stores in New York City and the surrounding suburban Malls are crowded with people who are last minute shoppers. It is like the plague of locusts converging and fighting over toys, clothes, household items etc…. Crazy!!
In this day and age of Internet Web Access Cyber Shopping is the way to go. Now as my family has considerably shrunk and I only have my brother Stephen to shop for I can find 98% of his gifts online. I tend to go with quality and trusted online stores like Land’s End. Of course now we are both in our mid-50s so Stephen likes clothes not toys. However he appreciates fun items also. As a full-time working Woman I can order Stephen’s gifts and have them sent straight to his QCP Group Home Residence.
These last few years have been economically challenging for me but through hard work, long hours of overtime, personal sacrifice and frugal shopping I have been able to pretty much ensure that Stephen gets some gifts for Christmas. I don’t care if I have to eat Ramen Noodles for two months I’m more than happy to make changes in my lifestyle or give up things I want so Stephen can have. Stephen Vincent Palmer is the Greatest Autism Guy in the Whole Wide World!!
Here are a few photos of past Christmastimes!!!
Today’s Christmas Writing Prompt is…
There are several Holiday movies that I like. Here are a few.
Miracle on 34th Street
March of the Wooden Soldiers
A Christmas Story
Sorry about the quality of these videos. You can watch a better version on Netflix, Pay/Fee portion of YouTube or on your on Television.