Archive for June 2015

Love won. Gay marriage is now law of the land.

On June 25, 2015, 37 of 50 states had marriage equality. States without marriage equality included: North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Map from <a href="http://planetmundus.com/dichotomous-america/">PlanetMundus.com</a>
Unless you’ve been living in an underground bunker with zero modern conveniences, you’ve certainly heard about Friday’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556, slip op. (U.S. June 26, 2015) (dissenting opinions by Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito) legalizing gay marriage throughout the country by a 5-4 margin. In writing the opinion of... Read more »

I'm simply the best, better than all the rest (at these 17 things)

I'm simply the best, better than all the rest (at these 17 things)
How often do you stop and pat yourself on the best for being simply the best? If you’re anything like me, the answer is not often enough. The truth is that none of us gets as many compliments as we need and taking stock of our talents or accomplishments is one important way to lift... Read more »

I received a Pay It Forward and it FREAKED ME OUT

I received a Pay It Forward and it FREAKED ME OUT
We’re all familiar with the idea of “pay it forward” where one person performs a random act of kindness for another person with the hope that the recipient will be inspired to “pay it forward” and perform a random act of kindness for someone else in the future. We may have seen the movie, probably... Read more »
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