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Nature Photographer. Loyal Democrat. Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama/Kamala Harris/Joe Biden Democrat. https://t.co/46E20NjsQA
Apr 3 6 tweets 2 min read
Roses from today, a thread: Image Image
Feb 3 11 tweets 2 min read
When I was a child, my parents taught me to be against racism (I was lucky).

When I was a young adult, I wasn't racist.

Middle-aged, I was still learning.

At 64, I have realized that although I thought my entire life that I wasn't racist, this American culture bakes it in. I have never been willingly, intentionally, or knowingly racist.

But even after 64 years, I keep finding bits and shreds and pieces of racist garbage in my brain. Assumptions. Unintentional (but still hurtful) micro-aggressions.

I'm trying to weed it all out...
May 6, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Thirty-odd years ago, I was cleaning a barbecue grill. I was in a lot of pain. Didn't know why.

The pain suddenly let up, but I felt like I was going to die.

Called 911, and sat on my front porch with my head almost down on the next step... When the paramedics got there, they took my blood pressure, and immediately almost threw me into the ambulance.

Rushed downtown - wrong hospital. Went to the right hospital, couldn't find the emergency OR. Finally found it. They slapped the anesthesia mask on me, and yelled...
May 4, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read
Storm to our south made for a lovely sunset tonight. :)

@wxdam @mcclureWX @JeffLast @NDilbeck_Wx Image @wxdam @mcclureWX @JeffLast @NDilbeck_Wx How it started...

#WX Image
Oct 7, 2020 13 tweets 3 min read
@PatinkinMandy Saw your video earlier today, and really enjoyed it. But that's not what I'm writing to you about...

Something has been weighing on my mind, and seeing your name again today reminded me of it. If you don't read this thread, I understand, but I need to say it. Many years ago, when I was fifteen, I met Ted Bundy at Lake Sammamish State Park, in Seattle. I was one of the lucky ones - I didn't go with him. Something kept me from getting into that car, and I'm very glad about that.

But there's more to it than that.
Oct 5, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Leu Gardens today... A single yellow Ginkgo Tree leaf
Oct 4, 2020 10 tweets 5 min read
I have lived in this condo and this neighborhood for about 19 years now.

I have never seen either of these in my area, in all that time, and with all the walks I've taken.

Today, I saw both... I have seen Zebra Swallowtails twice before - saw several at a place south of here a few years ago.

Once at Orlando Wetlands. Briefly.

Today, I saw this one at my corner park.

Gobsmacked - in a good way. :) Image
Jun 20, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
This was posted by my friend @itscsesq elsewhere, and he gave me permission to share... (Dave is a lawyer who worked at the State Dept.):
If you are confused about the dispute between AG Barr and US Attorney for the Southern District of NY Geoffrey Berman, here is an explainer: Normally, a President (and, therefore, the AG) can remove a US Attorney at will. However, this case has peculiar circumstances. If you recall, at the start of the Trump Administration, names for nominees would be announced, but no nomination would show up in the Senate.
Jun 11, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Sunset photos will be really late tonight (obviously...) ;)

But I think they're worth it. I almost didn't get out there, but really happy that I did.

An unedited preview: Image Panorama from tonight:

@wxdam @mcclureWX @JeffLast Image
Nov 9, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
This is a perfect springboard for what I was about to say anyway, so here goes:

In every presidential primary, I have tried to choose the BEST candidate out there. Period.

In 2007, I was torn between Obama and Hillary.
In 2016, it was Hillary by a LOT over anyone else.... In 2019, my choice is Kamala Harris.

I keep hearing (white) people say "Why can't you just choose the BEST candidate? Why does it have to be about gender or race (when they really mean don't choose anyone who isn't white and male)?"

And there is the crux of the issue for me...
Oct 16, 2019 13 tweets 3 min read
Got to thinking about something. I know I'll lose followers for saying this, but so be it. That's life.

I was thinking about the dynamics between Warren and Harris. Not just last night, but overall. Warren has "borrowed" Kamala's plans, and without attribution. She's "copied off her paper" several times. Kamala says something, then Warren waits a few days and says the same thing - and the media gives Warren the credit for it. Even though Kamala said or did it first.
Mar 2, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
I attended a rally for Hillary Clinton in Tampa in 2016. We waited in lines in pouring rain for her, and then waited even longer inside. Why?

Because she was at Pulse, paying tribute to those who lost their lives.

We didn't mind, and I didn't see ANYONE leave. Hillary missed some rallies in Wisconsin, because she was showing solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

We showed our solidarity with them and her, by waiting the extra time it took for her to get to our rally. We were wet, and tired, and bored... but we STAYED. She's worth it!
Oct 30, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Me: No sunset tonight.

Don't Be This Person: Oh, so it's going to be light outside for another 24 hours? Wow! Me: I don't know this person, but this thread is a really great read.

Don't Be This Person: Random Annoying Factoid About Person Who Wrote Thread That Has Nothing To Do With The Point.
Jun 30, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Dear Men:


You hear that?


No to what, you ask? It doesn't matter right now. What matters is that you need to be able to hear the word "NO" and say "Okay" and accept it. LOUDER FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T SEEM TO HEAR THIS:


Grow up and accept that you can't get a "YES" every damned time you want one!!

Women have the right to say "No" and still feel safe.

Learn it, teach it to your sons, to your fathers, to your uncles, cousins, brothers....
Jun 14, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
I wrote the following two years ago, and I stand by it - even more so, now: This is directed at anyone who feels that their beliefs supersede the rights of others, or who believes that their own personal moral stances and choices entitle them to commit violence - in word or deed - against those with whom they disagree.
Apr 29, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
I hijacked a bus today.

Well, sort of.

You probably think I'm kidding.... I'm not. I went to Lake Eola for a bit today, but wasn't really feeling it - so I wandered off to some nearby parks.

I knew what time the last bus was. I knew where I had to be, and at what time.

So I was EARLY. Last bus and all, right?
Oct 26, 2017 40 tweets 4 min read
I'm tired, so this may be a little disjointed, but I need to say it... I want to talk about sexual assault. #thread Not just the gory details. I could tell you dozens of stories from my life. But I want to talk about the mechanics of the whole situation.
Sep 24, 2017 14 tweets 2 min read
I hear people talking about deserting the Democratic Party because of what @TomPerez and Bernie Sanders are doing. Not me. #Thread I'm a Democrat, and will be for life. Why? Because the DNC isn't the Democratic Party - WE ARE. We are the voters.