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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 59,390

About Me

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

Journal Archives

Lots of us "recovering Catholics" here!

My kids were baptized Presbyterian. MY idea. My husband is a Presbyterian, and had not lobbied for this. It came about when we learned our first baby was gonna be female. I worried about - "what if she has 'THE Gift'?" As in - the gift of ministry, the gift of "THAT" vocation. If she did, I knew she wouldn't be able to go ANYWHERE with it in the Catholic Church. The glass ceiling for women in the Catholic Church starts at about 12 inches up off the ground - if it's even that "high". Even this new pope, Pope Francis, is still heartbreakingly backward and closed-minded about advancing women in the church beyond the nice little patronizing pat on the head and "oh YOU can be the helper, but you can't play one of the key roles and you sure as hell can't vote for anything. Off to the Ladies' Auxiliary for YOU!"

So this Catholic has Presbyterian children. So be it. And they're not regular church-goers - probably because we haven't been, either. But I don't believe the only "correct" or "properly sanctioned" or "approved" situation for prayer is in formalized church.

Welcome to DU, Sheelanagig!

Glad you're here! I don't know if it'll work or not, but I LOVE seeing this! And I LOVE Emma Thompson, just anyway. HUGELY talented actress/screenwriter and a human being with a HUGE heart, too.

WOW! Love this one!

Thanks, n2doc! Your cartoon finds are ALWAYS Stellar!!!

And a tribute to Mr. Spock at the end.

Really nice. ANOTHER great collection, SCE! Again I salute you.

So I've read.

Wonder how long we have.

I have to say that, too. MUCH better people than I could ever be.

But then again, that's the true message of Christ, isn't it? That "turn the other cheek" stuff, that "love thine enemy" stuff. I can only hope that I could measure up like that someday, too.

It's comforting to read the comments. For one thing, it'll show you you're NOT alone. You CAN see comments on the right-hand margin. It's inspiring. I'm saving the link to send to a friend of mine who's on disability and badmouths the President and what she derisively calls "Obamacare" every chance she gets.

Welcome to DU, pugetres!

Glad you're here! It is ironic, indeed. He could already have some of the help he needs without going to a beg-a-thon on the internet. All he'd have to do is sign up for help with the ACA.
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