Djembe Couple

A photo using my present method of expressive processing.  A couple on the Toronto Harbourfront, playing with some djembe drums.

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Your Thong Might Be Bad For Your Health

Your Thong Might Be Bad For Your Health

Source: Huffington Post (Opens in a new tab, window or screen.)

“That thong may be depositing colonic bacteria into your vagina or urethra.”

My ex used to call thongs “bum floss”, – and, although rude, that is right and is why we need to be very careful, clean and meticulous when wearing them.

The undies I wear are thongs more often than not. Especially in Summer but not exclusively.

For me, its not so much to avoid the panty lines. It’s because I have a certain sexy/flirty definition of shape in my bum and ordinary panties tend to compress that. To get the appearance reward from exercise and squats and such, then thongs free my bum cheeks to be themselves separately when I stand or move, and thus represent the shape of me when in clothing that fits properly.

Thongs also allow an on-purpose little wedgie to show at the rear when wearing shorts. Saucy, girly and nice.

But be careful!

As the doctor says in the Huffington Post article,

“. . the thin band of material at the crotch tends to move around, possibly transferring bacteria from one spot to another. . . . . If you have a little bacteria — E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon — in the back part of the fabric and you’re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and it’s next to the vagina or urethra”

. . . and infection can result.

As for that “If you’re .. physically active” reference by the doctor, herewith a caution from personal experience: – – – –

Last Summer I tried U by Kotex Thong Liners but, carelessly, I hurt myself. I was out playing around with the hot, happy downtown crowd all day. No apparent problem. But when I got home, there was blood in my groin. I freaked out, thinking all kinds of awful possibilities! But on washing and calm inspection, what had happened was that, because I got hot and sweaty, the little folded “wings” of the narrow liner had formed an edge that had cut and abraded me in a very tender place. – – – So be careful of that. I’d been playing around like a kid on hot streets and sidewalks; the grown-up me should have slowed down a bit, hydrated more and checked herself when she peed more frequently while out and about.

All that said, have fun in your thongs! (Carefully.)

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July 6, 2017

And it came to her in a dream that . . . .

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Actually, that rather biblical-sounding thing did happen last night, – about my WordPress blogs hobby.

In a half-wakeful, thoughtful reverie, my semiconscious me reasoned that instead of my at-then-present situation of having twelve (12) blogs, each one for a separate category of interest, I should just have one (1) blog (this one) and not worry if each posting to it is of a different category of  interest.

So bloody obvious; much more effective and productive.

The reduction in administration complexity will also leave me more time to pursue my photography and art hobbies too.

So thus it is!

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Thou Shalt Not Mess With Women

Notwithstanding the justice of their cause, one cannot help but admire the attention-getting wit of the reverend having “- Fallopians 19:73” as the citation on her sign which she carried in the Women’s March on Seattle on the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States of America.

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Here for information are a couple of quotations extracted from Googled news sources:

“The day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, “ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming, and feminist people (including men and boys) are invited to march… [in] support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election.” This event will take place in solidarity with the Million Women March being planned for the same day in Washington, DC. Check out carpool information here, and get updates on the route here.”


“In solidarity with our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers and communities, we collectively stand for dignity, justice and freedom in the face of attacks on our health care, our identities and our lives. When one community is harmed, all of our communities are harmed. We are all part of one movement, and we pledge allegiance to the survival and liberation of all people.”

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A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot

Click on the link below for what seems to me to be an excellent clarification.

A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot

Part of my upbringing was in that part of the world so I feel for the people.

The article shows why “Lawrence of Arabia” was as pissed off a century ago as I am now! ALL people of honour should be. Colonial greed and treachery and ignorance caused so much harm.

In the context of this history, the methods of those who act to generate an ISIL are disgusting but their intended political borders, and their contempt and distrust of “the infidel”, actually make sense in the context of the shamefulness of our history.

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Attawapiskat, and the fallout of intergenerational trauma

Attawapiskat, and the fallout of intergenerational trauma

“What will allow places like Attawapiskat to get better? The equal ability to receive a proper education in your own community in all its forms. Curricula that teach children about their culture and their language and their land. When children learn the importance of where they come from, and who they are, and that others in the world care for them, they begin to internalize that vital ingredient of self-esteem: a sense of pride in self and in community.”

Source: Attawapiskat, and the fallout of intergenerational trauma

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Socks are not enough.

Socks are not enough: Social justice lies upstream from charity |

Please click this link to read a great and inspiring article on by Cathy Crowe: Source link: Socks are not enough: Social justice lies upstream from charity |


There is a parable called Upstream Downstream that has guided me in my work as a street nurse. It’s about visiting health care workers in a developing country. Standing by a riverbed they suddenly see bodies floating down the river. Frantically, they start pulling the bodies out and begin resuscitation. When they look up they see a continual flow of bodies down the river. They call for help and keep pulling the bodies onto the riverbank and apply CPR. Finally, one of them asks: “Who or what is upstream pushing the bodies into the river?”

This time of year people are always asking me what they can do to help the homeless. Where can they help to serve a Christmas dinner in a shelter? What organization can they collect socks for? Is it okay to hand out sandwiches or bags with toiletries to homeless people who are lying on the sidewalk downtown?

I have a formula to help answer those questions and it’s based on the notion that social justice involves more than charity. Socks are not enough.

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