Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Hey folks. I've come to a decision.
I will be closing this site. I abandoned it for far too long, and I don't like the username anymore, and it just doesn't feel right trying to pick up where I left off here.
But I do want to continue blogging. I will be opening a new Xanga account - Wendi5000.
Please be sure to follow/friend/subscribe/bookmark my new site. This will be the last entry ever on this site - and in the near future I will be locking it down completely.
Thanks for all the comments & support and I hope to see you all at my new "home."
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
It was suggested in comments on my previous post that "shock and grief over the death of 20 children is completely natural," as though that explains why we must ban guns (despite the fact that Adam Lanza did not have the legal right in his state to possess the guns that he used in his crime, guns have been banned on school property under federal law since the nineties, or the fact that shooting a bunch of kids is already a crime and that didn't seem to stop him). Granted, it is completely natural to grieve the death of several innocent young children. Which is why I'm very confused here. Why isn't anyone talking about the 3,500 unborn children who died the same day as the Sandy Hook tragedy? Shouldn't we be outraged by that, and talking of banning abortion clinics? Or... is it purely selective? Some kids are worth saving, others aren't - and in reality, the whole discussion is about banning guns for political purposes and has nothing to do with saving lives. Don't you love libtard & neocon logic?
Tuesday, 01 January 2013
The single high-powered rifle possessed (illegally, I might add) by Adam Lanza was found in the parking lot in the trunk of his car. He used a handgun in the shooting.
So, why is the discussion about banning "assault rifles" (a term that applies to cosmetic appearance rather than function of certain high-powered rifles by gov't definitions) in order to stop school shootings (in schools, which are already "gun free zones")?
Friday, 14 December 2012
that a CRIMINAL who is bent on committing MURDER would be deterred by a LAW that says it's illegal to own a gun?
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
<bang head here>
Friday, 07 December 2012
I've been unemployed since February. I worked for a small company, and my job was outsourced as a direct result of the "Obamacare" bill passing. So, ironically, I had health insurance (for the first time in many years) before Obamacare, but lost it as result of it (I've yet to see how they plan to handle folks like me with zero income who have no way of obtaining it but would be very happy to have it). But that isn't the point of this post.
Being out of work has left me with a lot of time to think and reflect on my life, and one of the conclusions I've reached is that I'm happier now than I've ever been. I don't have a home to really call my own - I am fortunate to have a dear friend who has taken me in and lets me earn my keep by doing chores, cooking for him, and helping with his business. We seem to have a relationship developing, which also helps, but I digress. I have nearly zero income, aside from what I earn through various online survey sites and the like, which amounts to a few dollars here and there - but my needs are met. I have a roof over my head & enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and basic toiletries & other necessities.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be employed if I could find a job that I'm qualified for (or even under qualified at this point). I'd love to be financially independent again. But, the honest truth is... I'm happier now than I've ever been.
That may seem to be a strange statement, but it's true. I am happy because I am free. Free to follow God's will for my life, to do what I am called to do, without having anything to tie me down. I don't have the constraints of family, kids, work, school, etc. to stop me now. If God were to call me to the other side of the world (and if He did, He'd provide the means)... I could follow at a moment's notice without a second thought.
This is true freedom, true happiness. It isn't always easy, but that's the nature of freedom. And I am truly free. And that makes me truly happy.
What is happiness to you?