Sunday, April 26, 2015
It has been one of those teasers lately. For a few days, we had sunshine and warm......65 degrees. Wow, that was nice. Then, this last week we dropped right back into getting some snow with lows as cool as 16 degrees and barely making 40 degrees during the day. I guess we should not be surprised. Usually, our Springs do tease a lot. Except.......some years, like last year......Spring didn't want to come at all.
Speaking of photos.......I try to get out regularly and find something. Since I don't use Photoshop or Lightroom, my photos may not always be as "pretty" as some of the very serious pros out there. However, I still find some pleasure in keeping them real. Nature is quite beautiful all on its own without using the programs to pretty them up to the point of being totally unrealistic at all. I admit, there are times I wouldn't mind learning how to use lightroom. Sometimes, you are at an item of interest and the light just isn't right and you just can't pull it off......been there, done that. With one of them......you could save the day...........if you know how. Maybe someday! Never say never, I guess.
Have a fine week........all!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
However, I have had other things on my mind for a while......especially since the new ruling in Indiana. I am having a hard time to know how to write it and not make everyone mad. But, on the other hand, I think there are some subjects here that need to be discussed with open minds.
If you hadn't figured it out......it has to do with the gay/lesbian issue. I know a good many of them and would call many friend besides ~ both men and women. I understand a lot of the issues. I'm sure I probably don't understand a good many either.......but, short of having a serious sit down with some of them and calmly discussing some of the issues.......well, they may never get resolved. Judging by some of the letters to the editor I have been seeing in papers lately, I am not the only one bothered by some of the issues either.
Another part of this issue is, a good many people have learned to accept the gays living together as couples and are ok to let that be. It's their life in their home and leave it alone. They would even go as far as saying they could have a civil ceremony that gives them the rights to all the benefits of married couples, legally. However, they still aren't ready to agree to gay marriage.
Ok, so my point here is.........now that they can get married.........everyone is supposed to accept that. Ok. But, while accepting that they now have this right......does that give them the right to go to a caterer, or a flower shop owner......or whatever........and want their service and if they refuse......to sue them right out of business? Do you really think this is right? It goes back to "rights" of people. If you honestly think it is ok for the gays to do this to an individual because they won't bake them a "gay" wedding cake or whatever........well, this is out and out hypocrisy. You can not make others accept you by bullying them into it. It will not happen. In the mean time, you are taking away someone's livelihood simply because they wouldn't serve you. That should be their right. If you want rights, don't take away other people's rights. By doing that, you are doing nothing but making people who opposed the gay marriage thing in the first place more antagonistic. Is that what we really want? I don't think so. Isn't it time to live and let live and be fair to all people about their rights? There are other people out there to make that flower arrangement, bake that cake, cater that party, or take those photos. Personally, I wouldn't want someone doing it for me...........that didn't really want to..........just so you can prove your point.
So, people, let's quit the hypocrisy. We all deserve to be loved and respected. So, no matter who you are and what the issue......let's try treating others as you wish to be treated.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Some days........we just have to stop and count our blessings. When we think about the good stuff.......the minor annoyances in life seem insignificant.