Ok, thoughts on 13 Reasons Why….Here it goes. Be warned: There will likely be spoilers.
When I turned it on, I was expecting it to be hard to watch. The things I’d heard said that it was challenging to watch, it was convicting, and also that it glorified suicide. While the last episode with the actual suicide was hard to watch (I had to turn away), the rest of it seemed like a typical teenage angst-filled high school tv show where there is a lot of unnecessary drama. Overall, the main idea seems to be that parents and teachers should pay more attention to their kids and friends should be more “friendly”.
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Here is Quinton John Thomasy’s long-awaited birth story and my hospital experience. While things didn’t go as planned, baby and mommy are healthy. That’s all that matters, right?
December 21st marked me a week overdue, and when we went to my doctor appointment that afternoon at 4:15, we expected to discuss making an induction appointment for the first available date after Christmas. Read the rest of this entry
So it may be beyond the point now, but with the shootings in New York and the officers turning their backs on the mayor, maybe it’s still relevant. Who knows, maybe you’ve moved on, maybe you’re still spun up too. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter.
When I first heard about Ferguson, my husband was at the Academy to become a State Trooper (he was injured and will have to return at a later date), and I couldn’t help but view it through the lens of a future LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) wife. My husband will be out there in that world soon, and he will face the scrutiny of the public in a very real way. There are times when he will have to make tough calls. Will he make the right ones? I don’t want him to have to worry about the color of the criminal before he arrests someone for committing a crime. Crime is crime, right? If a criminal commits a crime, he or she must be caught and punished accordingly. If a man is going to choose to act as a thug, he will be treated accordingly. Anyone can act like a thug, seriously. Thug doesn’t mean “big scary black male”…right? Laws are in place for a reason – anyone of any color or gender or sexual orientation, etc is held accountable to the laws of the area. This isn’t rocket science.
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Hello, forgotten blog world. Thanks to Seester for finding it again and inspiring me to post again!
I’ve been married for a year! Wow. I’m an English teacher now, and work at Sylvan. Life is good. It’s flown by so quickly, it’s hard to sum it up in one little blog post without making people yawn or gag. HA! Suffice it to say, both my husband and I have learned so much about life and love and how to live with each other. It’s hard to be married, but definitely worth it. I’ve been incredibly blessed.
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