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Americans are pigs (non-religious rant)

litterOkay, so I’ve always known Americans are pigs when it comes to their trash. They think the world is their garbage dump (except for their own property). The worst are smokers who think ashtrays in cars are to be kept immaculate, while the rest of the world is where you toss your butts (over 100,000 wildfires started by discarded cigarette butts per year). litter_at_side_of_road_lowres_3662

I’ve even gotten (somewhat) used to Americans thinking the outdoors is where they are supposed to discard their fast food trash (food wrappers, drink cups) and their coffee cups.

I pick on Americans because this is my home, but also because I’ve travelled a bit outside of my home. I’ve not seen this type of “piggery” in any of the other countries I’ve visited. While I’ve never been there, I understand Singapore and Thailand are compulsive about keeping their cities clean. Americans just don’t care.

coronavirus-stoll-13So, why this rant now? Because as of late I’ve seen American’s latest object of the things they desire to discard everywhere and anywhere – face masks. The purpose of these masks is to keep viruses from contaminating other people if you happen to contract it, so throwing the masks into streets, parks, playground, is especially disgusting.

Additionally, I volunteer with a group that serves the American Veteran community, we provide supplies needed by returning, homeless, and active troops. A local bar held a collection for us, something rare during the CV-19 lockdowns, and was greatly appreciated. I picked it up this past week, only to find some people decided that the collection bin near the front door was a handy place to toss their trash on the way out. Napkins, tissue paper, and chicken bones all rendered the contents unusable. Nearly $100 worth of goods tossed.

Yes, Americans are pigs.

End of rant.

Religion or Faith?

Religion is not the same as faith, religion does not require faith, and faith does not need religion. Sound strange? Read on. (more…)

Myrrh-bearing Women

This is the second Sunday after Easter, and it looks at the very first moments of the Resurrection. (more…)

Antipascha

This is the first Sunday after Easter, in the west it is known as White or Low Sunday. (more…)

 My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary

We all need a little humor to get through tough times.
Day 1 – I Can Do This!! Got enough food and wine to last a month!

Day 2 – Opening my 8th bottle of wine. I fear wine supplies might not last!

Day 3 – Strawberries: Some have 210 seeds, some have 235 seeds. Who knew??

Day 4 – 8:00pm. Removed my Day Pajamas and put on my Night Pajamas.
Day 5 – Today, I tried to make Hand Sanitizer. It came out as Jello Shots!!
Day 6 – I get to take the Garbage out. I’m So excited, I can’t decide what to wear.
Day 7 – Laughing way too much at my own jokes!!
Day 8 – Went to a new restaurant called “The Kitchen”. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have No clue how this place is still in business.
Day 9 – I put liquor bottles in every room. Tonight, I’m getting all dressed up and going Bar hopping.
Day 10 – Struck up a conversation with a Spider today. Seems nice. He’s a Web Designer.
Day 11 – Isolation is hard. I swear my fridge just said, “What the hell do you want now?”
Day 12 – I realized why dogs get so excited about something moving outside, going for walks or car rides. I think I just barked at a squirrel.
Day 13 – Today, I found myself looking at a diagram of my home’s floor plan for some weekend travel ideas. Might venture from bedroom #1 to bedroom #2, hope I don’t get lost. 
Day 14 – Watched the birds fight over a worm. The Cardinals lead the Blue Jays 3–1.

The End is Near

Today is the Palm Sunday, the final Sunday in Great Lent. (more…)

Renewal

Today is the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, the Gospel story James and John trying for a power grab. (more…)

Faith and Love

Today is the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the Gospel story is about the healing of the demon-possessed man. (more…)

Pride without Prejudice

Today marks the third Sunday of Great Lent, the Gospel story is about Jesus telling us to pick up our cross and following him. (more…)

Love and Hope

Today marks the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Gospel story is of the paralytic who is lowered through the roof of a building. (more…)

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