Me in the Middle hoping for the ‘United’ States of America: Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

What better day to share this!
So many of us find ourselves ‘in the middle’ of the political spectrum and frustratingly paralyzed by the polarizing, non-compromising left/right ends of the political spectrum. Somehow we need to rise above this and truly become the United States of America forming a more perfect union.

“NOTE: The terms “left” and “right” define opposite ends of the political spectrum. In the United States, liberals are referred to as the left or left-wing and conservatives are referred to as the right or right-wing. On the U.S. political map, blue represents the Democratic Party (which generally upholds liberal principles) and red represents the Republican party (which generally upholds conservative principles).”

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The happy Quitter!

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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?

Here it is, brilliantly explained by the StudentNewsDaily.com!

We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…

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Me in the Middle Reblogging Regrets ~ Letter R ~ 2016

The A to Z Blog Challenge 2017 is almost to the end! They’re up to Letter R and I remember how great I felt last year when I reached this point. A real sense of achievement!

Do I ‘regret’ not participating this year? ……. Yes …… And yet I know I wasn’t able to put out the same effort as I did last year. So ….. No Regrets! 🙂

Maybe next year 2018!

Me In The Middle

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My theme for theA to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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Clearly, there’s no going back and changing what happened or what I might have done differently in my life if I’d known what I know now after lessons learned.

So………………….  

No Regrets #2

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Write Your Biggest Regret

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It’s never too late to do some of the things you’d regret in the end not trying out.  I’ve come to the conclusion that we can only do the best we can with what we’ve got so get out there and do them…………….. and in the end you realize that ‘Old Blue Eyes’ had it right even though we might not choose his way.  Depending on our circumstances in life we can only work on ourselves and try to create a life that is our true selves.  I’m…

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Let That Shit Go

My last post on Friday, April 14th, was on Letting Go.   Cheryl from Plucking of My Heartstrings commented that “Letting Go can sometimes be very hard to do!” I agree! So when I read this post today, Let That Shit Go, I had to re-blog it. When you put it that way, it becomes a bit easier! 😉

Lessons From the End of a Marriage

When I walked into my yoga studio this past Monday evening, I saw a woman with the most amazing shirt. Under a simple image of a figure in a pose, were the words:

Let that shit go.

I laughed. I smiled. And I reflected back on my day, the first day back at school after spring break. A day filled with tired, yet nervous kids, as we all prepared for the upcoming standardized testing season.

I felt my shoulders kissing my ears as they still were still struggling to carry the load of the day. I recognized that my mind hadn’t left the school and was still busy tweaking the lesson for the following day. I sensed a current of anxiety coursing through my body, fearful that I would somehow mess up the testing in some critical and unforgivable way. I realized that I was already anticipating what I needed…

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Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge 2016 ~ Letter L ~ Reblog

Last year, in the middle of April, I was well on my way to completing the A to Z Challenge 2016!

At this point the A to Z 2017 bloggers are gaining confidence that they’re going to make it to the end. I can’t help but be with them in spirit as I follow along and visit some of their websites.  (Cresting the Hill~of MidlifeThe Chaotic Soul,  Plucking of My HeartstringsSharon Cathcart, The Artistic ChristianThe Doglady’s DenOutside PerceptionHopes and Dreams , Iain Kelly, Shirley Corder, Tossing It Out)

Today is Letter L ~ Here’s a reblog of my 2016 A to Z Letter L:

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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Letting Go (c) MLQ

It was this poem aboutLetting Go, written by a friend of mine, that inspired my sketch. It spoke to me of the process that we need to go through when traumatic events come into our lives and knock us off our course.

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 Me in the Middle of Letting Go

(Complete Poem ~ Letting Go ~ Click on link above)

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Time To Let Go And Fly!

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  

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A show of support for blogging’s annual marathon

A well-deserved tribute to the A to Z Team and the A to Z Bloggers for ‘Blogging’s Annual Marathon’. Like Glenn (AKA Roamin’ Gnomials), I participated in 2016 and was grateful for the rewarding experience ….A to Z Challenge 2016

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I’ll let you in on a little secret: A lot of professional journalists feel pretty snooty about bloggers. I know because I used to be one. In fact, I probably would have created a blog much sooner if not for the fact that for the longest time, I didn’t want to be associated with “amateurs.”

With a bit of understanding, journalists (and retired journalists) might be excused for the hostility.

  • Most journalists went to school to learn to do what they do, while many bloggers went to school and learned to do something different … something that probably pays better.
  • Journalists view writing as their career, their milk and bread, while most bloggers view writing as a hobby.
  • Journalists wrongly view bloggers’ hobby as something that helped put them out of a job. The truth is a lot more complicated than that.

While I am disgusted by some of the…

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