Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

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I have the feeling I’m more like my father than my mother—and that scares her.

The thing is, but I believe there is no way I would ever believe anything less than he would do everything for us. A sad thought when you realize the norm has challenged that perspective to the desire for that of man over god; reality over hope; fear over faith.

Afraid of having fun anymore lest it means I’ve fallen off the watch.

I bet it’s been a long since while that they’d heard such a Romantic concept.

Do you believe in strings of invisible love and faith?

‘Cause I do.

That’s the story of life—the difference between do everything and do anything.

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Cannabis, Neuroscience

Carolina Parents Push for Medical Marijuana

By Molly.Parker@StarNewsOnline.com
Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Matt and Annetta Saggese work on speech and physical therapy with their daughter Netta at their Wilmington home. Netta has intractable epilepsy and undergoes various therapies throughout the week. Her parents want her to have access to medical marijuana.

Matt and Annetta Saggese work on speech and physical therapy with their daughter Netta at their Wilmington home. Netta has intractable epilepsy and undergoes various therapies throughout the week. Her parents want her to have access to medical marijuana.

North Carolina parents of children who suffer severe seizures are lining up for access to and pushing for legalization of medical marijuana where it’s not already allowed.

They want people to know they’re not radicals. And they’re not going rogue. They are searching for options.

They freely admit they are desperate parents staring down nightmares with their children, having watched them develop early skills only to lose them at the hands of numerous seizures, only to have tried cocktails of medications with debilitating side effects and watch them not work.

They want the option legal in this state to try medical marijuana. They want it so they aren’t forced to uproot and move to another state where it’s legal, where there’s been early success in treating seizure disorders. Continue reading

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Irish Sunflower

Sunflowers

Sunflowers, June 23, 2011

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,

Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,

Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,

Like fairy gifts fading away,

Thou wouldst still be ador’d, as this moment thou art,

Let thy loveliness fade as it will,

And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart

Would entwine itself verdantly still.

 

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,

And thy cheeks unprofan’d by a tear,

That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,

To which time will but make thee more dear;

No, the heart that has truly lov’d never forgets,

But as truly loves on to the close,

As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,

The same look which she turn’d when he rose.

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Culture

9/11 and Beyond

On September 11, 2001 I watched stunned as the first plane hit. I grabbed my co-workers who were already in their cubes, and we ran to the news room. Shocked, we watched on the horror unfold live on tiny screens where live TV news feeds fed into our new Bank of America “TV channel”.

You could call them co-workers, but they were friends, and they were family.

A year later I was working far away in Texas at Travelocity…

On true Freedom, Marketing, Travelocity and 9/11

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Ketamine, Special K and Physican’s off-label Rapid Depression Prescription

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Art

visual inspiration: aspirations + affirmations

I found @thefulltimegirl’s site after she followed one of my accounts and I became curious — what exactly is her concept behind “a full time girl” — what is she promoting?

Integrity

Conscience

Modesty

Reflection

I decided to promote @LaurenDeMoss because she promotes out-of-this-world wisdom. She inspired me, hope she does the same for you!

Last but not least…

Thanks, I was thinking the same thing! Besides, when you know before the beginning the end, you must love ‘the story’!

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The Beloved + Dave

Intro to Drunken Solider — Grace’s favorite song

Dave Matthews Band at Shoreline from @lycia_m on Vimeo.

The little girl in front of us was filming the intro to the encore when her iPhone ran out of storage space! I quickly handed her mother my iPhone so they could continue recording the rest of the song.

If you were to imagine that I am a woman warrior — a soldier — then at times, I’m a drunken one. This song lifts me up…

While Dave’s daughter’s name is Grace, so is the little girl who filmed the encore in front of us. It was her, and my husband’s, first Dave Matthews Band show.

“Thank you for offering Grace the chance to record with your phone. She is very shy, but observant.

She surprised me after we spoke with you saying, “MOM! Did you see her phone?! That was not an iPhone 5!” Said with much conviction for an 11 year old. I said, “Honey, I’m sure it was… But it does look like she may have been running iOS 7.” Says Grace, “Mom! Did you see that it had…”(describing features I did not notice). Me, mildly dismissing this talk, “honey, there are no other iPhones out, so how could it have been different?” Then she says with emphasis, “MoooooM, she WORKS for Apple!” “How do you know?” I say. “Didn’t you see her jacket? It had an Apple on it. She works for Apple!!!”

And then I stopped by your blog and indeed she was right. Very cool. Kids are so uncluttered in their thinking and infatuated with technology.

Thank you for the kind words about being good at something and continuing on with it. She heard you and listened. I’m always trying to give her positive affirmations about any passions she has.” — Grace’s mother

It’s moment like that one which keep me going when you start to feel tired or worn out from long hectic days where there seems to be no thanks at the end of the day. This blog is something that was once for me, and I used it as you use Google to find information. Once, a long long time ago I was a blogger before blogging was invented — but that blog is gone. Lost before the Internet had such a thing as archive.org and cached pages. I stopped blogging due to peer pressure and fear of judgment. I found that it’s time to tell my stories. I’m working up the courage, testing out my voice, learning to setup a content management system with the finest social media networking process known. Why bother telling stories that no one will hear? When SpunkyGidget lost her anonymity she lost her personality, character, and soon enough her voice. Finally, it was at Burning Man (2010) that I realized that I’d lost myself. SpunkyGidget wasn’t much of anything interesting anymore, and neither was I.

It’s time to shine my light while I’ve got one.

You have no idea the stories I’m dying to tell you.

Hope you’ll bear with me as I learn to blog again, like it’s 1997.

Drunken Soldier — Dave Matthews Band

Keep your head up
Try and listen to your heart
Be kind always, no matter
We all grow up
And someday well say goodbye
So shine your light while you got one

Make the most of what you’ve got
Don’t waste time being trying to be something you’re not
Fill up your head and fill up you heart and take your shot
Don’t waste time trying to be something you’re not

Once round just once so take your shot
Don’t waste time trying to be something you’re not
Fill up your head and fill up your heart cause that all we got
Don’t waste time trying to be something you’re not

Through your window
That’s one way to see the world
Step outside and look back into
Look and listen
And you decide what to believe
Shine your light while you got one

And make the most of what you got
Don’t waste time trying to be something you’re not
Fill up your head and fill up your heart and take your shot
Don’t waste time trying to be someone you’re not

That’s not a star that’s a satellite
Step it out
Step it out

That’s not a star that’s a satellite

 

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Prophecy

The Road to Damascus — Obama, Politics, Prophecy, Paul, and Twenty Centuries Later

Conversion On the Road to Damascus, Caravaggio

Conversion On the Road to Damascus, Caravaggio

Why I adore the Atlantic: Biblical references abound amidst astute observations on the politics of Syria.

“Obama is about to walk the road to Damascus: the president who sought to end Middle Eastern conflict will convert to the goal of violent regime change.” Continue reading

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Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Culture, Technology, Travel

SMRTrWorld Ocean Isle Male Crew

My husband, and his boys—Darryl and Adrian Glass, far right:

Glass' Goofball Guys

Glass’ Goofball Guys

SMRTr World | Because the Real World is not reality: Ocean Isle Male Crew = Andy Gnarly Schoch, Trevor Murbach, Lucas Call, Nathan Locke, Darryl Glass and Adrian Glass.

SMRTr World | Because the Real World is not reality: Ocean Isle Male Crew = Andy Gnarly Schoch, Trevor Murbach, Lucas Call, Nathan Locke, Darryl Glass and Adrian Glass.

#smrtrworld

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