Category Archives: Soapbox

What I stand for..

This is an ever changing page. As new ideas and activities catch my attention and I find myself driven to express my feelings, I will be updating my personal soapbox views. Because I approach things with an open mind my views may change as I learn more.

If you agree or disagree with me, that is your prerogative. I am only sharing my views and the causes I follow and support.

Dear Strong Sister

Dear Strong Sister, We hear you. Do you hear us? You made a choice not to join in the Women’s March…We did not join together because we are weak, or victims. Like you, dear sister, we are Strong. We have a voice. We have control over our bodies. We can defend ourselves and our families. We also are reaping the benefits of those who came before us. This was not why we marched. Are you listening? Continue reading

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Inspired Dreamers

This morning, I woke with a mild groan at the chill in the air that lured me to remain burrowed in my warm blankets. Eventually I became aware of a small presence under the blankets with me and another two … Continue reading

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Trickle-trickle. Do you know “HOW” to vote?

How were you taught to vote, or were you taught to vote? “It came as a surprise to me that some educators didn’t know how to utilize the right to vote. However after speaking with several other friends and coworkers, I now realize how few people have been taught or remember how to process a ballot. .

Since, the election is less than five weeks away and mail-in ballots will be heading out shortly, I decided to share this civics lesson I learned a long time ago, in case there were more people looking for guidance, or simply needed a refresher.

Do you know “HOW” to vote? Continue reading

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Yes! I Want Free Lunch!

I’m all for free undergraduate college education. After all, it has the potential to be a valuable investment in our country’s future and it sounds great coming from politicians begging for the vote of the first time voters and parents … Continue reading

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Sometimes Sushi is just Sushi. Racism is Sneaky

Was mistaken for a racist today in a group of people when I said “Bring her sushi and red wine and she’ll be happy.” At the time everyone was joking about how to bribe a new employee but the laughter stopped when … Continue reading

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Perception and Friendships

Found myself wasting time today trying to convince a friend that there was a difference in perception between his view of the world and mine and that not only was it logical to have different views, but that it was … Continue reading

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What’s Next For Me?

I did it! I graduated! With Honors, even. I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Operations and Space Commercialization with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering. (It was supposed to be a simple degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. The classes … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Dream?

I am living Reverend King’s dream and as such, I am inspired to dream. I have a dream. It is a dream inspired by King before I was born, and now charged with my own spirit. It is a dream … Continue reading

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Mistaken for a “Man-Hater”

Once again, I have been labeled a “man-hater” and now some people seem to think that I am raising my young daughter to hate men as well. NEITHER BELIEF IS TRUE! First, I do love MEN. I thoroughly dislike BOYS. … Continue reading

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Judging Gratitude

It’s that time of the year when people seek to give to those in need. It’s a great time of year. People smile more. Politeness is more common place. “Pay it forward” becomes part of everyone’s vocabulary. What could possibly … Continue reading

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