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Me, too.

And most of you, too. You may have noticed by now the viral trend on social media, in particular, Facebook, in which folks, mainly women are posting as their statuses, "Me, too."  Some elaborate on this with the following statement:
If all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too." as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.
And astoundingly to some is the degree to which sexual assault/harassment has affected so many of the people we know.  For me, a significant majority of my female friends and acquaintances have shared this status, some expounding with more specific details of what those experiences were and some not.  But, what surprised me was how many of us either shared in our statuses or later in comments, or maybe, like me, simply had that thought, that perhaps we shouldn't share, because what happened to us wasn't bad enough.  
Because we know the stories of the worse and the worst.  Ask …

Some gifts....

I don't have really much to say about this, other than that, occasionally folks ask me to make them something and/or I think of something I could doodle for somebody else.  Recently, I have been doodling a lot of names with decorations, first for my children, then students when subbing, and then teachers, who noticed.  What follows are not those names, but stuff I have created for specific folks, that you can have too. 


This one was for a dear friend's daughter who is the cutest and is about to start potty training!  She gets to put a sticker on either when she tries or is successful or doesn't have an accident.  You make the rules here!   Click here to download Potty Chart doodle.

 This one was a coloring sheet for an owner of my local yoga studio who had agreed to host a coloring booth for kids at a community event.  Lots of lines and boxes make it fun for adults too.   Click here to download Namast and Play All Day doodle.
Finally, this a bookmark I made for my kids' …

Back to Basics

I haven't written or doodled anything in a while.  Well, actually, I have written approximately 7,642 blog posts in my head, but none have made their way to the computer.  And, I doodle everyday, I just haven't had any posts to attach them to.  
I have been busier lately, with my substitute teaching job, which is great, but also a big change for my family.  So, I haven't made time. And.
And I was all ready to post about a topic, either optimism or vanity, and even had my doodles ready, but then violence interrupted our worlds, as it too often does.  First, in a neighboring community with the suicide of a teenage girl, and then in Las Vegas.  And I was broken, like you, and raging, like you, and sad, like you, and a little hopeless, like you.  And I tried to have something to say.  I started a post.
As my husband and I are frequently reminding our children (and ourselves), is it more important to be right or is it more important to be love?

Prayer is important, not because it…