Stopping By The Woods on a Snowy Evening…
I try to make the best of even the worst situations. Usually, I have no choice. My current situation is I needed to move my site so I could have a "secure" site for Google (Chrome) and Mozilla (Firefox)
Chrome flashes a nasty warning when my site URL is found, basically stating I am a scammer and your personal information WILL NOT BE SAFE!
Firefox takes it one step further and does not allow any traffic from their site to advance to my site. So, what's a responsible site owner to do?
I first tried like hell to keep WordPress. It is the Be All to End All of web hosts. All the widgits, the thousands of themes, and ultimate ease of use make it a site builders dream.
But, because my site was ONLY hosted on WordPress, I could not even PAY for a WordPress site without starting over. Let's not forget that pesky SSL certificate that all sites now must have.
Back to the drawing board. I spend days trying to find a host site. DAYS!
I finally decided to come back to a site I had used in the past, Squarespace. Now, either I knew so little then, or WP spoiled me rotten. I think it is the latter.
While I love my current site, the limitations are many and glaring. Imagine my distress to learn that a site I began in 2011 lost EVERY SINGLE page comment I ever received. ALL OF THEM!
Imagine, losing all comments and Testimonials for my angel card readings, except the two I had the foresight to pull out and put on the page. Just Imagine!
So, today, I am crying over the loss of my beloved old site, with all the functionality I could ever desire. The best and worse parts - that site was FREE and this is small fortune.
Sometimes, I just don't know why I try... AND, Welcome to my NEW SITE!
(photo courtesy of Jimbono/drawception.com)
I received this early this week. It is one of the motivational and inspirational messages I receive from Karen Berg. She is the spiritual director of The Kabbalah Centre. If you are interested in learning more, she can be found here.
This weekend is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday celebration. It will be a week of protests for some and joyous anticipation for others. I am so glad Dr.King is not alive to see the america he fought against is still, alive, well and full of the hate that has held people of color down for centuries. While the haters know of nothing else, those of us who know better are required to be better and do more. Please be mindful in your blissful ignorance that if you are white, you will not be affected as much as the huge community of people of color. Our people now have targets on their backs. From the police to the klan, we have been marked. So, while you are so delighted that there is much light being poured upon the planet, be aware that there will be pain - and that pain will not be inflicted upon you. We are now in the darkness that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advised was coming our way. It is here - it is hate, intolerance and ignorance. Do your part to ensure this phase does not last long and as many as possible get out on the other side. Get out as uplifted and enlightened humans - being. Have a wonderful Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. There is work to be done, so let's get to work!
To say the election of donald trump surprised me would be an understatement. Not because of his racist, misogynistic, bigoted and hateful campaign, but because I thought amerikkans were better than this. This low down, snake oil selling con artist. I was wrong and I was right. With almost 2 million more actual votes than trump, there really are good people in this country. I want you to reflect on that irregardless of who you voted for. There is NO fucking OTHER. If you feel someone is beneath you, you bought into the con. For just like you, the con artist is only looking out for himself. The difference is he is empowered to take what he wants at the expense of an entire country, even those who protest still. While this is a more personal rant than I anticipated, I am no longer angry or depressed. We have the power to fight back and are fighting back. Every day. The fact that so many organizations who are on the front line have been galvanized with members and money brings me hope. If that many people have seen the future and said hell no, then I stand in good company. There is no need to be politically correct. If there is one thing that needs to die a certain death it is and should be political correctness. So, let’s stop playing word games and call a bigot a bigot. Or a racist, neo-nazi or just hateful. Let us start with telling the truth to each other and those who think the only great amerikka is a white amerikka. If you agree with that philosophy, you are on the wrong site. Just google "hate sites" and you will have enough to keep your uneducated ass happy for a long, long time. So, as I get in the groove of cooking and listening to some great music from the 80’s and 90’s, I thought it was safe to unload right here and right now. It is my site after all... Hebrews 11:1 King James Version “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, my faith is strong, my spirit is at peace. There will be only 2 more posts this year. While my faith is strong, I still need some damn EVIDENCE! I may or may not bring back the weekly angel cards in 2017. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.