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Good Day Philadelphia featured one of my tweets on Thursday. Of course I was at work so I didn’t have a chance to record it. They were doing a feature on superstitions and the things you do for luck. I am very superstitious. For thirty-years I have been wrapping my lottery tickets in the largest bills I have for luck. I haven’t had much luck with that but now I’m afraid to stop.
Anyway, the tweet they chose was this one:
*We always have hot dogs, wear our jersey’s and have our rally towels handy when the Phillies play a home game. Sometimes the ritual works and sometimes it doesn’t.*
Do you have any superstitions, rituals or prayers that you say for luck?
Last week the sad news seemed to be endless. I read a lot of blog posts during the week, I’m on Twitter and I have too many news apps on my phone so it’s hard for me to ignore. The shooting in Santa Barbara was horrific. It appears they were so close to preventing it and blew the chance. The news itself is sad enough but wow, the way unprofessional news people (I cannot even call them journalist) spin these tragic events never ceases to shock me. One thing they never report on when it comes to mass shootings is the fact that every single one of these ‘killers’ had one thing in common that NO one ever mentions:
Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.
The overwhelming evidence suggests the single largest common factor in all of these incidents is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.
Two other horrific stories that I cannot get out of my head are the story of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim who is in an African (Sudan) prison where she just gave birth to a baby girl. Her twenty-month-old-son is also with her. She is in prison because she is a Christian and refused to convert to Islam. Her own brother lobbied the charges against her, claiming her father was a Muslim. She has been sentenced to death and will be executed once her newborn is done nursing. Her husband also a Christian has not been able to see them, nor has he been arrested. Honestly, at times like this I lose all faith in our Christian leaders. Why are they not banding together and leading us in this real war against women. I want to do something!!
**BREAKING NEWS** 5/31/14
|Sudanese woman sentenced to die for Christian faith to be freed, report says
The Sudanese woman sentenced to death earlier this month after refusing to renounce her Christian faith will reportedly be freed in the next few days.
The other story is even more confusing. Farzana Parveen, three –months pregnant married a widower without the consent of her father. Her father, brothers and cousins [29 men in all] beat her to death, calling it an honor killing. Her husband killed his other wife so he could marry Farzana. The Pakastani government has ordered a full investigation.
The United Nations estimates 5,000 women are murdered worldwide by family members each year in “honor killings,” so named because the woman’s actions are considered to have brought shame on her family. But women’s advocacy groups say the crime is underreported and the figure could be around 20,000 a year.
The VA scandals also have me upset. My husband is a disabled veteran and I have written numerous posts over the years on how terribly broken the VA medical system is and how badly our nation’s heroes are treated.
On Sunday we have a double birthday party. Our granddaughter Adriana is five-years-old and Peyton Elizabeth is turning four. I have something special planned for them next week. It’s a secret so I will tell you more about that later.
On Monday it was 89 degrees. We went for a long motorcycle ride and stopped at Rita’s for water ice. It was officially, Spring in the greater Philadelphia area. On Thursday it was 55 degrees. That was mean Mother Nature, very mean.
I was so sad to hear of Maya Angelou’s passing. I have her quotes all over my office but this is one of my favorites:
I need a beach!
Have a Blessed Weekend,
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