Missing Mom and Reading Her Mail

Mamacita says: I know there are tons of honest, worthy charities out there, and I understand that one of the ways some of them make their money, and quite legitimately, is via the mail. However, HOLY COW, charities. Mom’s mail … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Special New Year 2021 Edition

Mamacita says:  For this first Quotation Saturday of 2021,  here are some quotes about the New Year: 1.  It depends on us.  Another year lies before us like an unwritten page, an unspent coin, an unwalked road.  What pages will … Continue reading

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Mamacita says:  This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.  This year, 2020, marks the 103nd anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading

September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2020

Reasonable questions were answered with silence, or the statement: “You’ll find out when you get home.”  This, to children who weren’t even sure they still had a home to get to.  A rumor mill can be a horrible thing.

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Good Ol’ White People

Mamacita says: Back in college, in a world history class, the professor told us that in his experience, good ol’ undereducated white people fear the educated minority for many reasons, one of which is that “. . . if this person … Continue reading

Watching the Atrocities

Mamacita says: I used to wonder how in the world the German people could watch their government commit atrocity after atrocity and do nothing, how they could see it and know it was diabolical and be helpless to stop it. … Continue reading