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----- Forwarded Message -----I forgot to add that Clawdia immediately started playing with the toy when she came out of hiding. She batted it this way and that way ... chasing it around the room, into the hallway, oops! Gone again. I got online to check email and Facebook, then offered to take Clawdia for a walk before going to bed. As I slipped on my shoes, Clawdia peered under the bookcase in the hall. Aha! I felt under it and came up with the sparkly ball, and off she went, batting it happily into the living room and the bedroom. I had my shoes on, so once again I opened the door to let her walk down the hall, as she likes to do every evening. But no, she was having more fun with the toy. Then ... oops! Where'd it go? I think it's lost this time among the boxes, but I haven't been able to find it. Yet. It could be under any of several bookcases. We'll find it, eventually. In the meantime, I promised to get her more like it so she can keep having fun. This is the first toy she has ever fallen in love with.
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:03 PM
Subject: Toy but no food
She quoted twice from the United Methodist Book of Resolutions,
¶ 3281 "Welcoming the Migrant to the United States."
in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty = the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.Here's another definition of the word:
Intersectionality (or intersectional theory) is a term first coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. It is the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Intersectionality is the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities. These identities that can intersect include gender, race, social class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, mental illness, and physical illness as well as other forms of identity.
“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . . . ” This is how Abby Whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture: Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor.Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library. It's Linda's turn this week.
How does a mother cope when she is forced to walk away from her three children and never see them again? That is what happened to JB's mother, Myrtle. Eventually, rescued from her despair by tall, dark, and handsome George Rowley who fell in love with her, Myrtle started a new life and had seven more children. She buried the grief of losing her first children deep within and kept her pain secret. JB and her siblings were unaware of the existence of Myrtle's first three children until after she died. Desperate to know how such a thing could happen to a devoted and caring mother, JB went on a journey to find out. What she discovered was a heartbreaking story of loss. It was a long time before JB was able to work out that her mother kept her early life and her first family secret out of misplaced guilt and shame. To redress that, JB decided to tell the whole world her mother's secret. This "memoir" is a proud declaration that Myrtle did nothing deserving of guilt or shame.Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals ~ by John A. Buehrens, 2003
I'm still reading this one with my former Sunday school class, at the rate of about a chapter each week.The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity ~ by Martin Palmer, 2001
I'm almost halfway through this book, which is as much history as religion. I've had it checked out of the library for awhile, but I do want to finish it.Quote of the Day ~ posted daily by Brainy Quote on the sidebar of my blog.
"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."Sunday Salon — at separate computers in different time zones — to talk about our lives and our reading.
— Abraham Lincoln
"Anil Patel was ten years old the first time he witnessed one of Papa's arbitrations. Children usually were not allowed at these meetings, but an exception was made for Anil since he would, one day, inherit his father's role."I'm late getting this posted, so I've already finished this novel set in India and in a fictitious hospital in Texas where Anil Patel was doing his internship to be a doctor.
The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.Would I recommend this book? Yes, indeed.
Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more — changing them both and the people they love forever.
This will be a quick, fun read.Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals ~ by John A. Buehrens, 2003
I'm studying this one along with my Sunday school class in Chattanooga — sending them my comments by email.
"They're in our house maybe ten minutes and already Mark's lecturing us on the Israeli occupation. Mark and Lauren live in Jerusalem, and people from there think it gives them the right."
thesaurus = a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms, such as the online Thesaurus.comA thesaurus helps us pinpoint the precise meaning we want to convey. It also usually gives sample sentences to show how words are used in context. Don't you love the thesaurus rex illustrating happiness?