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McCain is dead. R

Honestly, I can do the "R", but the "IP" has to wait until he does his afterlife work.

John McCain is dead.  As stated before, I don't believe rose-coloured glasses for the dead serve anyone, least of all the dead. Let them do their work at the Roadhouse, let them see clearly their actions with all the hubris associated with some of them and all the glory with some others and the big mess in between those two.


Human beings are complex. Forgetting that in death is how our whitewashed history gets written.


McCain was a POW, yes, but that wasn't the only thing he was, even though that experience drove most of his political decisions. He was a politician first and foremost, all about the PR opportunity, and willing to butter his bread on both sides without blushing.


Sarah Palin. Gorsuch. Iraq war supporter long after it showed failure. Voting in T*ump policies that hurt many citizens even after he knew he was dying and showing that support 83% of the time. Sure he killed the ACA bill after he knew he was dying and found compassion. Then he helped vote in T*ump's tax bill that killed the individual mandate of the ACA. He consistently voted and acted with his future legacy in mind.


Which McCain will be remembered?


War hero or politician more concerned for how history would paint him than the plight of the citizens he claimed to serve?


We know which one. You betcha.


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Gratitude Project, Days 24, 25, 26

Friday - shopping and chilling with a friend
Saturday - Summer ritual with Reclaiming Pittsburgh! Picnic as ritual - oh yes. Food, laughter, and good conversation.
Sunday - crossing tasks off of my list. Pssstt... this is one of them. ;)


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Gratitude Project, Days 20, 21, 22, 23

 Monday the 20th - pretty almost fall skies
Tuesday the 21st - personalized ritual that's useful
Wednesday the 22nd - for the grandboy getting all moved in
Thursday the 23rd - for waking up rested


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Wow... I've been slacking big time.

13 - For folks willing to look at their impact and hold themselves accountable
14 - for Birthday Coven fun with Juniper (her birthday, not mine)
15 - for good doctors
16 - for not permanently damaging relationships when I felt like ripping heads off
17 - for meeting up with BK and getting to listen, and to talk
18 - for a good and focused book discusion
19 - for the GrandBoy, 19 on the 19th, and a birthday/farewell dinner and as he leaves for college 13 hours away, he leaves tomorrow


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Gratitude Project, Days 9, 10, 11, 12

Day 9 - For Zoom tech and much laughter.

Day 10 - Being useful to a friend.

Day 11 - For Mambo Nelly.

Day 12 - for friends willing to help me get I need. <3


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Gratitude Project, Day 8

This happened 2 days ago and I'm still in gratitude for it. :D

GrandBoy's admission was approved to Northern Michigan University. His major is Medicinal Plant Chemistry.

I'm so chuffed for him. <3


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Gratitude Project 2018, Day 2 & 3

Yesterday I was grateful for easy access to cigarettes. Today I'm grateful for an inhaler. :p


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​Ground rules: The gratitude project is one post per day about something for which you are truly grateful and it runs from Lammas to Mabon. It can be a big or little gratitude, but no repeats – you can be grateful for your spouse/kids/job/friends, but the reason for the gratitude needs to be different for each entry. This project was started by </a></b></a>estaratshirai . I have been doing it since its inception in 2004.

Hhmmmm ... I'm grateful for the ease and stretch of time in my everyday life.
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Fifth Trinity Church Revival

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(not actually a crosspost)

Update Notes: (1) [community profile] fifthtrinity at Dreamwidth now exists; I've ported the entries here over to there, and I'll be updating there, (by which I mean here) not here (by which I mean over there at LJ), in the future.

(2) I'm restarting the process of getting legal recognition for Fifth Trinity Church. Have decided to do this the hard way - with a legal incorporation - instead of the minimal way, which is "when you declare you have a chuch, *poof* you have a church, until someone challenges your tax status and then you might have to play paperwork games." I'm getting the paperwork games out of the way up front.

Continued at link.
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