Author: <span class="vcard">klds</span>

How do you know when to make a change in your life? I’m contemplating quitting my job and venturing into “private practice”. Oh but it feels good to finally have two incomes where we can fix up the house- get a new car and to go out and say here I am- come to me! How do you know there is a market? How do you know you’ll be good? People tell me there is a market in the Northland. People who I know and suck at therapy are doing it; I know I do a good job so I should feel confident- right? I like the term “therapist” better than “school social worker”. I’d like being my own boss since I’m not getting along with one of mine right now. I’d like the challenge. But…how do you know.

It worried me about health insurance- then tonight I got home to a package of VA benefits and I had forgotten I could get insurance through them- is this a God wink? My friend I teach with is going to retire next year- she is “dumping” some of her ventures, which she is happy to send my way- another God wink?

I’m not as happy doing my job as I use to be- but it is two months off in the summer and holidays, a steady paycheck in hard economic times? Is this just FEAR? Advice welcome.

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We all need a good laugh now and then…my hair is short- I like to “punk” it on top. On Monday my hair did what I wanted- I was feeling good! During one of my groups a student asked me “if I was having a bad hair day?” I laughed loudly and told him no it was doing exactly what I wanted it to do which resulted in a OH!(Couldn’t figure out why I would do that on purpose I guess).

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Tonight in class we had a Mexican family in- they are illegal- the process to become legal is mind boggling. They have applied- they have done no “underground” tactics (buying SS#’s) they work 12-14 hour days- own their home, own two cars (that they can’t drive legally- no SS#’s) can’t have a checking account but do pay taxes! When their paperwork finally goes through- they pay a $5000.00 fine for being illegal before they become legal. So far it has taken 12 years and things look slow because of 9-11. The women cried in class because she would like to she her parents before they die but can’t go back there because then she can’t get back here.The difference- there they can’t own a home, they are violated by guards, they receive no education so living here in fear of being deported and missing your family is better- she says it is for her children who are US citizens. Crazy system.

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I feel like a change- I am going to work out a new look and I really want to start a photoblog. We have so many digital cameras I think we could start sharing pictures and poetry and artistic things- check out CandidColors. I have asked Erin to help me come up with a new design (others with suggestions- love to hear or see). With all the uck in the world- lets share the beauty!
PS- STILL LOOKING FOR PEOPLES LIFE CDS!

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So our children can grow up…
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

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NBC’s Dawn Fratangelo (home girl)reports…Antiwar protests circle the globe

“We must be the change we wish to see in this world” I want mine to be of peace.

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Darian and Matty are celebrating their dad’s birthday today- hope you have a great time!

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Peace Today- No War in Iraq…many are saying it- our vets, the rest of the world, and many others…Bush turns a blind eye (An eye for an eye leaves the world blind!)

“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind…War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”
— John F. Kennedy

Say a prayer today for the ones who will give their lives- the people and children of Iraq, our armed forces and all the people who die from another attack on our soil.

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Today is Bob’s birthday- he will be going to Flordia to celebrate so send your wishes south or east or north depending where you live! Happy Birthday Bob- ENJOY (take in some sun for me and maybe a drink or two).

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Way # 4 Tasting the mango by giving it away
The day was “Somasha Tahtee”- loosely translated it means “Day to Honor Abundance Everywhere”. The people gathered and not one mango picked on Somasha Tahtee is consumed by the islanders. Every mango is given away.No one ate anything until the coming sunrise as a symbolic act of faith in Sister Earth, for they knew that again tomorrow She would bestow more of her abundance for all to enjoy and share.

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Bush disregards the Popes request for peace!

Before you read further- remember- I served in the military- I believe in America- I believe in defending my country. I don’t believe in bullying the world in to submission of our beliefs, of killing our children because the world doesn’t move to your every demand or because you want to avenge your father. I believe in peace (as does everyone in the world but Bush & Blair)

Erin posted this on the Culver site- since it relects my opinion (maybe not exactly but a lot like how I feel I thought I would share – even though I know most of my family doesn’t think this way).

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America’s unprecedented power scares the world, and the Bush administration has only made it worse. How we got here—and what we can do about it now.
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A sad day when we tell every other nation- we don’t care what you think- we are going to war…most of us don’t even know why (Saddam Hussein and Sept. 11 are not one in the same) and if you stand up against it, you are blacklisted or boycotted (the Dixie Chicks or the use of the word “French”).

Does America no longer stand for freedom (of thought, of speech, of belief)?

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It’s been awhile since some of us have seen Delaney- her smile and how big she is getting so when mommy Kay sent photos- we had to post. What a beauty!

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Way #2 The Smiling Way and Way # 3 Eating Mango while singing The world spins. Souls enter and depart. Overwhelming, mysterious.Sometimes one can become so serious about mysterious. Serious is fine but try to smile when serious. The more serious, the bigger the smile. Eat a mango while smiling.
“When the body dies and my soul set free, this tree will make a meal of me. A perfect circle as any can be as I eat the mango to feed the tree, to eat the mango to feed the tree.” Laugh, dance and eat a mango while singing.
(Please remember there is more to the story- these are the highlights which seem to get lost without the whole story- but I’m going to share them anyway)

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