An afternoon with my son

Today, we went shopping for my son’s Engineering Conference in Houston. The dress code included a suit jacket / blazer, dress pants, shirt, tie, and then business casual pants, shorts and shirts. Shoes were also a necessity (and a belt as well). It was almost like Pretty Woman, because I figured we should shop at JC Penney’s, but there was Continue Reading →

What do I feel… now that it’s over?

It’s over. It’s done. Runions has been sentenced. 60 months minus 10 months (ish) served and minus 15% for good behavior. What do I feel? At first, shell-shocked. Probably still shell-shocked. Numb, even. When I read my statement, I looked him in his eyes. Yes, he even looked back as I accused him. As my voice broke, as I found Continue Reading →

My new statement for the judge for the sentencing

Back in January, I had the opportunity to give a short statement to give this court and I wrote a brief, yet powerful statement. Then, I was told I had more time than I thought to speak to the court so this short statement has grown. Now, three months later, I finally have the chance to speak again and I’m Continue Reading →

Quan Yin and me – the beginnings

Everything happens in its own time. Boy do I believe that. A little less than 7 years ago, I had my portrait painted by Intuitive Portraits by Michelle Mauler It was gorgeous and spoke to me in so many ways.. but one way I was confused. Quan Yin was part of the art… and I was unfamiliar with her. I Continue Reading →

11 signs you might be a feminist

I fought it.. I fought the definition tooth and nail.. the OLD definition. Okay.. I’m now thinking i really AM a feminist… because, now I think one can be a lady AND a feminist. Yes, please. Still open doors for me, treat me like a lady, but NEVER EVER DOUBT that I am your EQUAL. It’s all about EQUALITY. Thank Continue Reading →

My experience with World Hijab Day

#IStand4Hijab #WorldHijabDay Yes, I blogged this mostly on FB, but I’m going into more detail here. One thing I want and need to share is What to do if someone is harassed or attacked for their religious beliefs / garb Hopefully I won’t experience anything like that today, but, it’s still a good thing for everyone to know what to do. Continue Reading →

Mr. Runions. You murdered my parents.

This is the letter I wrote to Mr. Runions. Hopefully I can read it in court on Friday. (update April 2017: it got postponed until April This was a good thing in so many ways. Here was what I ended up reading during the sentencing.. and looking Runions in the eyes: My new statement for the judge for the sentencing ) Mr. Continue Reading →

Stop sharing the hate

I just posted this on FB   Stop. Just stop. Stop sharing the hate. Ya know.. for the past 8 years.. I unfriended haters.. of Obama.. unless they were friends with me in real life.. and them, I unfollowed.. or just followed less…   And I thought.. stupidly.. that my liberal friends were above the hate. I was wrong. So Continue Reading →

Making OUR America great again — OUR way

I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years. For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate. Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am Continue Reading →