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CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!!   Leave a comment

Even though I am a life-long Detroit Tigers fan, I’m deliriously happy for the Cubbies fans. I love baseball and I’m so happy that the Chicago Cubs get their moment in the Sun. It’s about damned time. Go Cubs!!!!

JONATHAN TURLEY

unknownunknownThe Chicago Cubs are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Growing up near Wrigley (you can hear the fans from our back yard of our family home where my 89 year old mother still lives), I spent my life as one of those “lovable losers.” Losers no more. 71 years but we are losers no more. We are the National League champions. Now bring on the Indians.

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Posted October 25, 2016 by violafury in Uncategorized

Independent motion – can you help?   3 comments

One of our greatest gifts; to move about independently!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

What would you give to make a dream come true if you woke to find yourself living a nightmare?

What would you feel if you could never again walk on a beach? Or go out alone in the snow…feel the stillness of a wood or cross a field?

And then, you found a way…

In 2009, my son was a successful young man with a bright future… until he was stabbed through the brain in an unprovoked attack and left for dead in an alley.

He was found almost immediately by passers-by who saved his life. By the time we arrived at the hospital, Nick was being prepared for emergency brain surgery. We were allowed to see him, for a few minutes, to say goodbye. He was not expected to survive…


Over the past couple of years, many in the blogging community have come to know my son and know…

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Posted October 19, 2016 by violafury in Uncategorized

A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Donald Trump: Stop Dancing on the Graves of our Slain LGBTQ Brethren   Leave a comment

From my dear friend Rob Watson in Santa Cruz, California. A gay dad and a wonderful human being…

I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil to be held in our local town… a vigil f…

Source: A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Donald Trump: Stop Dancing on the Graves of our Slain LGBTQ Brethren

Posted June 13, 2016 by violafury in Uncategorized

A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Donald Trump and Mark Rubio’s War of Penises   1 comment

From my dear friend, Rob Watson over at Evol. He fights the just and righteous fight! God Bless him and everyone like him!

Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate male physique and anatomy. That would define the “gay” part of being a “gay dad.” I have a healthy appreciation. I don’t particularly like when male genitals…

Source: A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Donald Trump and Mark Rubio’s War of Penises

Posted March 13, 2016 by violafury in Uncategorized

Want New #Blogging #Friends ? Join the #CHERISHED Blogfest Today!!   1 comment

This is a wonderful idea, D! I have many friends and wonderful stories to tell about my online friends! Thank you!

Posted June 26, 2015 by violafury in Uncategorized

Want New #Blogging #Friends ? Join the #CHERISHED Blogfest Today!!   1 comment

Want New #Blogging #Friends ? Join the #CHERISHED Blogfest Today!!.

Posted June 26, 2015 by violafury in Uncategorized

Depression- Some People Just Don’t “Get It”   Leave a comment

This hits so very close to home; my neurologist has done more for me in treating the PSYCHOLOGICAL fallout, from my familial tremor, e. t.,
“Parkinson’s Lite” or whatever verbiage you care to apply, than she has for the actual condition itself.

That was the easy part; the hard part is untangling a lifetime of existential depression, bipolar behavior and the madness that ensues when things are “out of kilter”. I manage the lying bitch of depression like nothing else, because I don’t want to become a statistic, and I won’t be a burden to others. This is what depression TELLS you; you’re worthless, you’re talentless and no one gives a shit. Nothing could be further from the truth, but if someone so incredibly gifted as Robin Williams — desperate though his comedy always seemed to be to me — then those of us who suffer this disease are not safe.

Talk, shout, scream it from the mountain tops, yell it at passing cars, tell everyone you meet that you are MENTALLY ILL. I have seen God in ice cubes. I’ve licked windows during a psychotic break, and then tried to sleep in the fridge. Thank God I have people who understand me and CARE. I turn that back and try and help those who are hurting; we are legion. It is unconscionable that this should have happened to this gentle, kind man. Let us try and not let it happen again.

Israel Robledo

Having seen the news articles today about Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, this post from May 2013 is intended to share that not all that hear the news will understand the serious nature of what those of us whom deal with depression and Parkinson’s Disease have to endure. As a result of the untimely death of Robin Williams, we have been afforded an opportunity to raise awareness to a higher level and educate others to the greatest extent possible.

Some people don’t have a clue what living with depression is about and just don’t “get it”. These are the most difficult type of people to convince that depression is real because these are the same people that don’t “get it”. It took me a while to realize this when, a few years ago, I asked a co-worker what she did to cope with states of depression or “down” days. She…

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Posted August 14, 2014 by violafury in Uncategorized