Heroes don’t Discriminate #HealingHands #Faith #Inspiration

from Jacquie Biggar

Jacquie Biggar- USA Today Best-selling author

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The past few days I have been stunned and saddened by the catastrophic events that have taken place here in Canada and in the United States.

Instead of belabouring the senselessness of these acts of violence I want to focus on the first responders who stepped up to help when it would’ve be easier to look the other way.

Humboldt, Saskatchewan was the scene of a horrific vehicle accident three weeks ago. Sixteen people died and many more were injured. The hockey community, the country, the world mourned the senseless loss. But, the heroics of first responders on the scene and at the hospital filled my heart with gratitude. I can’t imagine the trauma they endured, and I hope and pray they can find peace in those they were able to help.

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A man, half-naked, opened fire on a Waffle House in the Nashville area and if not for the…

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#Poetry – two tanka poems

from Robbie’s inspiration

Robbie's inspiration

I was planning to post these yesterday for Wordy Wednesday but, unfortunately, I got bogged down in WWII recipes and didn’t manage to get the post done. My thanks to Wayne from Tofino photography for the use of his photographs. You can see more of Wayne’s magnificent photography here: https://tofinophotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/sunset-stretch-5/

Here are my thoughts for this week in tanka form:

A reaction to deathGood fortune

Have a great evening.

Robbie

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She’s a Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine

Hi folks!

I’ve had a busy week.

Two old friends from the 70’s and 80’s, men I thought had died,
came back into my life this week.

I have not seen either of them in over 20 years.

One of is a successful artist in Vancouver and the other
teaches writing here in San Francisco.

I’m also helping another friend prepare for a surgery, which means
going with her to pre-op appointments and caregiver classes, and
helping her to find a qualified person to aid her after the surgery.

My friend’s surgery is next Friday and my old friend who lives in
Vancouver arrives in San Francisco a few days later.

I did make time this week to work on the illustrations and a video
for Chapter 8 of Hullaba Lulu on Teagan’s Books.

I had fun making the video. I hope you like it too.

Rob

I used to call her pet names

Tell her she was divine

A staging of the Cotton Club of the 1920's with avatars doing the Lindy on the street
Doing the Lindy

But she turned out to be a

girlfriend

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That Lulu is a bearcat!

of a boyfriend

of mine

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A Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine

We Have Met The Enemy …

It is impossible to overstate what Trump has dismantled in the last 16 months.

Filosofa's Word

… And He Is Us

Some may think that I am over-reacting when I say that Donald Trump, with his decisions last week to renege on the Iran nuclear deal and to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, has seriously jeopardized our relationship with our allies abroad.  I realize that I am sometimes considered, especially by my republican friends, to be a purveyor of ‘gloom and doom’, an alarmist.  But this morning I was directed to an article in the German publication, der Spiegel, a well-respected publication, that reinforces my opinion.  I think it is very important that we, as citizens not only of the United States, but also of the world, realize and comprehend just what we have lost, what our friends think of us now.  One can criticize ‘globalism’ as much as one likes, but the reality is that we are living in a global world, we…

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