#AccountaClub Friday and #JUkNOWuCanDoIt! June 22, 2018

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Well, it’s that time again, our regular #AccountaClub Friday here and week 3 of #JUkNOWuCanDoIt!, the carry-on from #MAYkingItWork over at Donna McNicol’s blog. I don’t see her update posted yet, but it’s been a tough week for everyone, and hopefully she’s doing well.

So, if you don’t know, Fridays we gather to talk about how our work is going, whatever work that may be. I’ve been editing a manuscript; if you’ve been here at all this week, you probably can guess, given what is happening in the US right now, my attention was…elsewhere.

I did manage my political column, so at least there’s that, but that’s not a surprise, of course, in the context of the above.

How about you? How did it go? And if it’s “badly,” as did mine, that’s fine too.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

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Still not bloggy, but…

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“A person holding up their tattooed arms in front of their face” by Drew Hays on Unsplash

I did put up my political column this morning, if you feel like a bit of my voice, though it’s not one our usual topics over here. Here’s a taste; click the link at the end if you’d like to continue.

We will have #AccountaClub and #JUkNOWuCanDoIt tomorrow, emotionally rain or shine.

I know. I want to make it all go away too.

Right about now, I don’t want to talk about politics. Right about now, I don’t want to talk about children flippantly separated from their parents, taken without proper process and apparently with no intention of return.

Right about now I want to crawl into a cozy cave lined with magically-no-calorie cakes and sweets and fluffy fluffy television and a unicorn to help me pick the shows.

CONTINUE READING

I can’t think about anything else.

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By Beth (https://www.flickr.com/photos/laundry/4949030346/) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I am consumed with parents torn from children, children torn from parents, babies in cages with other babies; babies in cages alone.

There are no lighthearted posts about writing and minutia and breezes and sun in me right now.

All I can think about:  children in tents in 104 degree temperatures.

Children officials say will likely never see their parents again.

This used to be America.

It’s not anymore.

And think of the cost of doing this, of separating families. Of the infrastructure. What is the purpose aside from abject cruelty?

If you have Republican reps, demand they join in Sen. Feinstein’s bill to end family separation. Republicans have said a lot of words but haven’t done anything.

And don’t be fooled by Cruz’s bill; it’s actually intended to bring harsher conditions to immigrants and finance trump’s wall.

Protest marches against child concentration camps info

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As promised, here is the information for the marches in protest of the childen’s concentration camps. How this isn’t the only thing everyone is focusing on I just don’t know.

These children will have lasting trauma from what this regime is inflicting.

Participate. Contact your representatives. Don’t be fooled if your Republican reps are talking about how bad it is; until they actually sign Sen. Feinstein’s Keeping Families Together Act, it’s nothing but noise.

 

Children’s concentration camps are here. WAKE. UP.

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Look, there are children in concentration camps. We’ve only seen pictures of the boys; we don’t know where the girls are. ICE wants to destroy records of deaths, assaults and sexual assaults.

Kids will be placed in tents in Texas, where summer temperatures routinely reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. To say nothing is to be complicit.

Children reportedly sit on benches staring straight ahead. They get only 2 hours of recreational time. They are not permitted to hug their siblings; no adults are permitted to soothe crying children.

This is an atrocity. This is not political; this is humanitarian.

Children. Are. In. Concentration. Camps.

Republicans could end this practice at any time. The White House could end it with a phone call. But it is deliberate. They know. They want this.

Please call your representatives, especially if they are Republicans. Children will die in those tent cities. Adults died when Joe Arpaio put them in tents in Arizona. Children will die.

I’m hearing rumblings of nationwide marches; I’ll post details here when I know more.

 

 

 

#AccountaClub Friday and #JUkNOWuCanDoIt! June 15, 2018

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Well, it’s that time again! It’s Friday, so it’s #AccountaClub and #JUkNOWuCanDoIt! #AccountaClub is a weekly feature here, and #JUkNOWuCanDoIt! is the fun support group over at DB McNicol’s blog!

So let’s catch up and talk about our weeks. Or week, since we all lived the same one. Probably.

Whatever.

My ongoing goals are to finish a first draft and edit a finished manuscript. I’ve also added a political column once a week over at Medium, it’s an outlet I’ve really needed. And as circumstances demand, I’ve given myself the freedom to write there more often.

The finishing of the first draft is nowhere, as I’ve realized when editing it’s awfully tough to switch gears. But we’ll see if I can get more balance next week.

Political column, check, and the editing is going. Slowly, but it’s happening. I hope I can make filet out of this mincemeat eventually, we’ll have to see.

How’s it going for you?

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Reflection

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So today I thought we’d try something a little bit different. Using the photo above, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

Drop it in the comments so we can admire your creation! Title doesn’t count toward word total.

My ten word story:

Reign

As the puddle shrank, the world she ruled vanished too.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here. New pieces on Thursdays.

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing.