I’m a little like the lion in the wizard of oz

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” ― Vincent van Gogh

the word “timidity” popped into my head because I have gotten too brave for my own good…and I love the feeling…so I found a bunch of quotes from brave people whom I have always been impressed with. I’m a little like the lion in the wizard of oz…so I still need to earn my stripes and I am working on that very thing, too!

some jacka$$ posted a picture of a pitbull on craigslist saying he was giving her away because she was “useless” since he couldn’t breed her any more (?!?!?).

craigslist, argh! ….some folks on FB repost so that these animals have a happier chance for survival than being on craigslist which is no kind of list to be on I understand!!!!! detest fools like this…his kind is becoming very unpopular in an enlightened world…thank heavens! I wish he would get pregnant….very pregnant!

my god…I cannot literally believe these nasty, ego-driven, money-hungry people can possibly exist…auctioning off animals, eating animals, MAN-handling animals, artificially inseminating animals to only dispose of the babies, experimenting on animals when that is totally ignorant and unnecessary, slaughtering animals for cash or for “sport”, posing with murdered beings for photo ops, teaching children to hunt, ignoring the beauty and majesty of animals…

please boycott wool, fur, meat, “fairs” that victimize animals to serve up animal flesh and carcasses for a 5 minute lunch, or fund-raisers facilitating the killing and consuming of a particular unfortunate species to celebrate another…stop TODAY…speak up for compassion. do not be too shy to be kind…EVOLVE! fight apathy, encourage empathy…either teach or defy those who are too crass and self-centered to give one damn…pay attention to who those folks are. they are everywhere…sometimes sitting in church pews.

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so very disappointed in Senator Donnelly and his stance on the ridiculously named “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act” …losing patience…the country club cowboy swagger has got to go…democrats do not swagger…the good ones anyway. here was an automated message I got from him…

Thank you for taking the time to contact me with your concerns about S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014. Like you, I believe we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment and the living creatures with which we share it.

As you may know, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act was introduced in the Senate on July 9, 2014. The legislation includes reforms and habitat conservation provisions that, if enacted, would expand access to federal land for recreational activities like fishing and hunting. The bill would also ensure the continued use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle and reauthorize important habitat conservation programs like the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (P.L. 101-233), which provides matching grants for the acquisition, restoration, and enhancement of wetlands critical to migratory birds. I joined 45 colleagues from both sides of the aisle in co-sponsoring the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act.

Despite my support, on July 10, 2014, the Senate failed to receive the sixty votes necessary to end debate and move to final passage with a vote of 41 to 56.

Fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation are a way of life to many in Indiana. The outdoors is also an important economic driver in our state, supporting Hoosier jobs and ensuring the strength of our communities. That’s why it’s critical we preserve our environment, while expanding access to public land for recreational activities.

sigh.

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thanks, Deborah Fields Perez, for this shout-out on facebook – she is such a kind and wonderful soul. you can find out more about her dance studio by clicking here …

Many of my students are writers. Examples: “The Flower Drum Song” by Mr. C.Y.Lee, “Ya’ll Are Rude!” by Lora Cain, “Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love” by Fredda Wasserman, “The Red Dot Club” by Robert Rangel, “Secrets of an Old Typewriter” by Susie Sexton and “My Berlin” by Christel Alexander. 

I’ve read all of these wonderful books and am amazed at their talent. The latest book I read was “My Berlin” by Christel Alexander. I’m not a big reader, but when I started reading this book, I simply couldn’t put it down. I read the entire book, cover to cover, in one sitting!! I think I’ve only done that once before in my life. The stories of Christel’s childhood stunned me to my core. I cannot imagine going through and seeing the things she did. What amazed me even further is to know Christel today. After enduring the hardships she had to face, you’d think she’d be bitter. She’s not. She’s as pleasant and happy a person as you’d ever hope to meet. People like Christel simply fascinate me. If you haven’t read her book, you should. “My Berlin” will allow you to see the true life horror through a child’s eyes.

If interested, you can get it on Amazon. Click here.

deborah is an angel!

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wow! this is nice feedback!

Deborah Fields Perez: “Oh my gosh!! I can’t believe she did that! How sweet!! Thank you so very much! What a complete love you are, Susie Sexton! Just a complete love. I’m so very touched…This is a perfect example of lifting each other up. I met Susie through facebook via other facebook friends. She is one of the rare kind souls who will fight for what is right and will move mountains to save a suffering animal. Thank you for being the loving soul that you are, Susie. Truly, thank you.” 

Lori Martin Vernon: “I agree it’s all $$$$$$ – no love exist for these people…SAD SO SAD.”

Stephen Salkin: “I’d rather lose a friend than lose a dog.” 

Lexi Preisser: “A dog is a loyal, lifetime friend. People have only disappointed or betrayed me.”

Paul Hoofard: “Very impressive, Susie!” 

Jill Winebrenner: “I agree, I think I’m like the Lion, my courage has helped me get on my own two feet.! “

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