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  • write to my grandmother every six weeks or so
  • call my moms every month or so
  • cook/eat better
  • clean out and organize my writng/craft room
  • re-institute the cleaning plan
  • publish six books by September 2017
  • reach 120 to 125 pounds
  • walk the dog three times a week


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Friday, September 8, 2017

To tear them down or not to tear them down...

Discussions about tearing down all Civil War related statues as well as changing the names of schools and other things...

I don't usually discuss politics or religion, but I thought I'd share my two cents for what it's worth, which probably isn't two cents.

At first, I thought, you know--if we erase everything related to the negative aspects of our history, we're doomed to repeat those mistakes and forget, right? And I think that's true to an extent.

This morning as I pondered it further, I sorta went to an extreme example...

So I thought, despite being on the bad side of a fight, Robert E Lee was a great general, right? Maybe. I guess. It's been a long time since I studied Civil War history, but all signs point to it. Why shouldn't he have a statue?

But, you know, there's be an outcry heard to the moon and back if anyone tried to put up a statue to honor Hitler.

I mean, all these statues are already there. Are they hurting anyone at this late date? Tearing them down requires money and manpower, but so does the upkeep in the long run, so...

Really, I'm torn. They don't affect me either way, but it's an interesting question to ponder.


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  • DH = my husband
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