Tell Me Something Good

monday-morning-inspiration-quotes-e1442491467149Tell Me Something Good is a simple challenge that prompts bloggers to share a nugget of positive news or wisdom and it’s started by the creator of A Momma’s View.

  • Tomorrow I have a job interview at a good library so wish me luck.
  • It’s been a weekend of birthdays. Yesterday we had my mother’s birthday and celebrated here with a barbecue and today I went to my cousin’s to celebrate his daughter’s birthday.
  • We’ve gotten a lot of rain, but we really needed it.
  • I’m enjoying C.S. Lewis’ sci fi book Out of the Silent Planet. I’m not a big sci fi fan, but Lewis sure can write.

So for all of you who would like to play along and stick to the rules, here they are:

It’s easy:

Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Poem of the Week

A poem for Labor Day

Spittoons

by Langston Hughes
Clean the spittoons, boy.
      Detroit,
      Chicago,
      Atlantic City,
      Palm Beach.
Clean the spittoons.
The steam in hotel kitchens,
And the smoke in hotel lobbies,
And the slime in hotel spittoons:
Part of my life.
      Hey, boy!
      A nickel,
      A dime,
      A dollar,
Two dollars a day.
      Hey, boy!
      A nickel,
      A dime,
      A dollar,
      Two dollars
Buy shoes for the baby.
House rent to pay.
Gin on Saturday,
Church on Sunday.
      My God!
Babies and gin and church
And women and Sunday
All mixed with dimes and
Dollars and clean spittoons
And house rent to pay.
      Hey, boy!
A bright bowl of brass is beautiful to the Lord.
Bright polished brass like the cymbals
Of King David’s dancers,
Like the wine cups of Solomon.
      Hey, boy!
A clean spittoon on the altar of the Lord.
A clean bright spittoon all newly polished—
At least I can offer that.
      Com’mere, boy!

Since WP Advertised for PP on My Site

I just saw that WordPress placed an ad for Planned Parenthood on my site. I’m not a fan of Planned Parenthood and I would prefer a different organization get all this government funding for such services. Planned Parenthood just isn’t straightforward or transparent.

Wait, I’ll change that. I wish the government not fund PP’s primary service, abortion. I probably should speak up more about this. Usually, I’m rather timid on this controversy. I’ve got friends who are on all sides of this issue.

I do wish we’d defund this particular organization. I think we can help women in better ways.

WordPress, you should allow bloggers to filter what services and products they don’t want promoted on their sites.