I’m reblogging this post from two years ago as a friend who just read the poem said it was whimsical, melancholy, and achingly sad at the same time.
Thank you Friend!





I dreamed of Peace and Pleasure

I dreamed of Beer & Gin

 I met some friends I never knew and others I’ll not see again

I laughed until I could not laugh and danced with most the men

I kissed and hugged and smooched a lot

with Friends I love and Love a Lot

and expect this joy can really not

repeat its self again


The soft white lights and blue delights

The candles burning in the night

The fountain running thru the night

The Rat Pack singing Pure Delight


I had my Sapphire Party

The Party I needed to give

 So keep those Peace Signs close to you

Who Knows how Long we’ll Live


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According to some (me), the great kEE in the Sky

(in my world the little k is pronounced silently and the sound should come out something like HEE)

is the only score keeper and the final tallier of your game.

Don’t play by the rules, Don’t Win!

According to some.


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KE = 0.5 • m • v2



Inventory – Poem by Dorothy Parker

Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

Dorothy Parker

Sooooooo True. ~~dru~~

Giggles & Tales


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Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves … But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean’s bottom. -William James, psychologist and philosopher (11 Jan 1842-1910)    



Atolls of the Maldives

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I’m going to try harder to live up to the goals of this post. ~~dru~~

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

wb-img_2747 Stephen F. Dennstedt

My brother Joel and I had a long philosophical discussion over breakfast this morning. Breakfast in paradise (Yucatan, MX) I might add. Sorry ’bout that—just had to get my little envy-factor dig in, that’s the way I roll. On a more serious note, I came away with a few observations about human nature and what being human is all about. Empirical evidence would suggest we are creatures of opposites.

Almost everything about us shouts duality: male/female, young/old, dark/light, love/hate, introvert/extrovert, conservative/progressive, bravery/cowardice and the list goes on ad infinitum. Even though science refers to us with the collective Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”) we seem to be anything but homogeneous. We are different, you and I.

Yet as a species we are less different from what we think. Seen from afar, and not mucking around in our own private little hells, we share many things in…

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1014 Photo by Harris & Ewing






Dru –

Today, the resistance becomes real.

Our Revolution members, like me and my children, have flooded into the nation’s capital with hundreds of thousands of our allies for The Women’s March. Even more are marching in 600 places across the county.

We are here to stand up for the equality of our sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. We are here to lift our voices for economic justice and racial justice. We are here to unite against hatred, discrimination, and xenophobia.

Today we remind ourselves we are the heart of the majority of voters who cast their ballots against this President and the super-majority of Americans who disapprove of his leadership.

In other words, now is the time to stand strong and push forward.

We must heed Bernie’s call to unite and stop cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare.

We must follow in the footsteps of Georgia Democrats who have built a strong grassroots party in the heart of the Deep South and launched Georgia Resists to fight suppression with mobilization.

From Southern California to Northern Texas, rural Iowa to suburban Maryland, inner-city Chicago to small town Vermont Our Revolution meetings are brimming with activists ready to win real victories in real time for all our families.

We are ready to keep winning the fight for a $15 minimum wage. We are ready to stop fracking from coast to coast. We are already building the movement that will end college debt. We can still end mass incarceration faster than most think is possible.

But winning victories requires building power.

In our democracy there are only two types: organized money and organized people. Now the people can beat money every time, but we must be organized.

Please encourage your friends to join Our Revolution by signing up at to become part of the millions who say #NotMeUs. As our board has decided, membership in Our Revolution will always be open.

Trump’s support is sinking. Our meetings are overflowing. Trump had his day yesterday. We will have ours tomorrow.

Let’s all pull together and get it done.

Yours for victory,


Ben Jealous
Board Member
Our Revolution




We are an undeniable force when, together, we stand strong for women.
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National Partnership for Women & Families