I love reading. Sadly, I did not discover this love until my 30's but I truly believe that if you are still breathing, you can always learn something. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Souljah had me reading at stop lights. That was the book that made me crave reading. Santiago? Yes. I loved that book. A couple of decades later, I look forward to crisp fall weekends where I can have a glass of red wine, a nice blanket, and a good novel.
I love traveling as much as I love reading. Mainly because traveling allows you to have new experiences and to learn new things. However, the pandemic has grounded me from flying the friendly skies. Although I can't move around physically, I have a first class ticket to go anywhere my mind chooses to take me with books. Books have given me the "getaway "that I have needed in these stressful days of being home most of the time. I escape the couch and travel to unknown locations with every page.
As I read more, I will share my book reviews. Reading and discussing books has become a hobby. Got books you love? Feel free to share what you are reading.
A few months ago, I had a conversation with my mother which sparked the title of this blog post. Thanks Momma for the inspiration.
45 is like a poison. He spews poison from his mouth like venom from a snake. 45 is openly racist and I love it! Thank you for saying the things that so many say on their back porches after they say hello to me at work.
Thank you for sharing your ignorance on institutional racism and also having advisers that do the same.
Thank you for mispronouncing a plethora of words when you speak. Your actions show young people the importance of education.
Thank you for being so ignorant that you don't realize that foreign powers are using you for their benefit. Your actions and the actions of those in your camp are putting our entire country in danger. This is a teachable moment for us all. Lord please keep us safe.
Thank you for not paying your taxes and not serving a day in jail for not doing so.
Thank you for sitting back and allowing police officers to continue to get away with murder with not one word from you.
Thank you for overtaking a presidential debate so that your opponent could not get a word in.
Thank you for giving a "call to action" to hate groups across this country.
Many thanks to you as your actions have awakened us.
Americans are no longer assuming the law but are learning the laws of this country because of 45.
TikTok teens are using their power to make change even when they are not old enough to vote becuase of 45.
We as American have become so lazy. We vote when we feel like it instead of every time. We don't read to learn, we read to pass a test. Learning new things only happens when we make mistakes and the mistake of 45 was HUGE.