Friday, August 23, 2019

Storytelling at the Paw Paw tree

A woven textile piece I created this year.

A note to "pro-lifers".......

If you have to tell a blatant lie to convince others to join you in supporting your cause, then you really need to question the validity of your cause.  I am talking about the so-called "pro-life" advocates. You constantly post about the "babies" being killed, or about the “children’s’ lives being lost” by abortion when you know good and well that children and babies are not being aborted. Saying so doesn't make it so, and you saying it because it brings drama and emotion to your position is deceitful. You know this. You know you will never get as many people on your side in a reasonable debate on the subject by being honest and using terms like embryo or fetus, so you resort to lying. 
You DO KNOW that If I told you I couldn’t see any difference between a walnut and a walnut tree you would know, not just think, that I was lying. A walnut possesses all the genes and DNA of a full grown tree, and the potential to become one, but you’d call me out for lying in a heartbeat if I said I saw no difference. 

 Likewise, you know that there are plenty of differences between an embryo, or fetus, and a baby. 
So when you talk about abortion, please use the honest and correct terms. (I won't hold my breath until you do). I don't have any hope, desire or need to change your belief about abortion. But just rest knowing that most of us out here in the world know how much of a liar you are. I wish you would just stop it.

Everyone should question their positions on an issue if you have to tell lies to get other people to support a point of view. A willingness to stoop to this dishonesty opens people up to manipulation and has allowed room for you and others like you to be manipulated by people who don't really give a rat's ass about your religious concerns (think Trump). They just know that catering to your fear and shame mongering gets you on their political bandwagon.

There are plenty of reasons to support the right to have an abortion. This article....though from several years ago....hits many points straight on.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Purple Morning Glory

I took this photograph several days ago. I wish I had a macro lens, but as it is, I am happy with cropping my images. These morning glories sing to me. Morning glories remind me of my childhood because we had lovely blue morning glories growing up a railing near the side entryway to our home and their color purple makes me think of my mom, who passed away in 2013. She loved those morning glories and she loved the color purple.

Purple Morning Glories    ©2019 Donna Storm

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hating the "next" button - Shut those disrespectful websites down!

I know I cannot be alone on this.  How many of us just groan.....and then want to just shut the web page down...when we follow through on a link to an article we are interested in and then the stupid site just wants to feed us a paragraph or two at a time with a stupid next button through oh say maybe 18 pages that could have told the whole story on just one page. All just so they can expose us to as many affiliate ads as possible on each page, of course.

This is so disrespectful. If an author or blogger wants to speak to people, and they have come to them and their web page for information or a story....then show them some respect!  I absolutely hope that many other people rebel against this insidious problem on the internet by immediately closing the page down and never visiting their damn page again. Really.

So I have gotten that off my chest. Thanks for letting me vent and as a gift back to you here is another of my photographs of an inquisitive skink.