December, 2013

A Message for the New Year, 2014, from my beloved sister, Susan

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Reach for the Stars

“Dear friend, as we wrap up 2013 and begin a brand new year, set your sights upon that which your heart desires most. Clarify your intentions, write them down, create a vision board, light a candle and affirm what you truly want, and then close your eyes and feel the feelings of the intentions fulfilled. Feel the feelings deeply. These are not resolutions, dear ones, for they are of little use. This is you stepping into your truth as a master co-creator of your life within the new year of 2014. Let go of playing small and let go of the past, including 2013. Let it all go and start anew. Now is the time. We are with you and we love you so!”

For more of Susan’s wisdom and light, visit her site:

susanmccachren.com

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Only once in a lifetime, if we are blessed, does such a man come along,

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WORLD AIDS DAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013, aka: the Reason I Detested Ronald Reagan and his Unforgivable Presidency

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

HAT TIP to The Daily Dish and Andrew Sullivan, on World AIDS Day, Monday, December 2, 2013.

Nine years ago The Dish, as Andrew Sullivan’s Blog was called at the time, posted the following exchange between a reporter and Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes - Today, it is “a useful reminder of how far the country has come since October 15, 1982″:

Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: Whatís AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. Itís known as ďgay plague.Ē (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean itís a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I donít have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I donít.
MR. SPEAKES: You didnít answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President Ö
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I donít know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anyone in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I donít think so. I donít think thereís been any Ö
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping Ö
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and heís had no Ė (laughter) Ė no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesnít have gay plague, is that what youíre saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didnít say that.
Q: Didnít say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didnít you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you Larry, thatís why (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh I see. Just donít put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: Itís too late.