Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hope, Despair, And Everything Else

A judge in Monroe County, down in the Keys, gave a decision today saying that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
This is a start. It will only cover Monroe County (which is where Key West is and there you go!) and of course, our State Attorney General, Ms. Pam Bondi, has already filed an appeal. She believes in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman and so very deeply that she's already had two husbands and two divorces and is about to marry a third man.

Anyway, so it begins.

There are more cases in the state pending judgement and eventually the inevitable will happen and our state will be a state where there will be equal rights under the law for people to marry whomever they love.

Can't happen soon enough for me.

It's been a good day overall. I spent most of it outdoors, cleaning up the yard, cleaning the hen house, doing a bit of weeding in the garden. I don't understand this whole Malaysian plane situation except to know that a lot of people are tragically dead. The fighting in the middle east continues. Israelis and Palestinians are killing each other. I am sick unto death of hearing about war and its casualties. I grow so weary at the constancy of it. We are a demented and warlike species and that is all there is to it.


A flower, a chicken, a cat, some eggs. 

I'm baking sweet potatoes. My husband is home. There is love here, there is peace, there is plenty.

How I wish it were so everywhere. 


  1. We are a demented and warlike species and that is all there is to it.

    It is true, and an excellent summary of that simple fact.

    I switched radio stations when talking about the Israeli/Palestinian fighting today, only to find that station discussing it too. I just turned it off, and turned on my Audible app and listed to Tina Fey's book. I just can't sometimes.

  2. SJ- Sometimes I can't either. And those times are growing closer and closer together every day. Love you, honey.

  3. You had me at "here" and then those photos. Even the cat one.

    P.S. What's with the words Photo Sphere to prove I'm not a robot. I am seeing them on everyone's blog!

  4. me too. spent the day digging, either planting dug up shrubs or digging up grass to plant more dug up plants. me too. sick of hearing about how people are killing other people and for what. human beings suck. so much hate in the world these days.

  5. I went horseback riding and came home to hear about the plane crash. It is tragedy overload and I frankly just want us to stay out of whatever fracas there is. The hawks are calling for blood and revenge, and calling the POTUS chicken shit. So tired of it all. What a thankless job being President of this messed up nation must be.

  6. Maurice is a sneaky cat with how she grabs me with her sweetness.

  7. The gay marriage ruling was fascinating. Too bad it only applies to the keys. (And I don't really understand why that's true. If it's Florida judge ruling on a Florida law, why wouldn't it be invalidated for the entire state?)


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