I'm a vaccinated pacifist tweeting about culture. Beach Boys superfan & #Parrotthead. #GoBolts No crypto. Wear a mask! No Lists! 🚫 Love one another ❤️ ☮️🕊

Tampa, FL
Joined July 2010
Update: As of 06/05/22, I am clean shaven, got a haircut, & am preparing to go OUT to dinner with my family. No wheelchair, just a walker. And this is my final week of PT. Finally emerging after a year of tough times. Thanks for all the support. Sorry for the partial nudity. 😊
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I do love me some Jimmy Carter! My first presidential vote was for him in 1980. And his work since left office is unrivaled in our history. A great man. And a strong, Sunday School teaching Christian himself.
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Day 26 of #CarlsChallenge- A song that reminds you of a family member. My Dad & I listened to a lot of folk music when I was young. He would also play 4 string banjo & we would sing many of those same songs. This was a favorite. "Puttin' On the Style." invidious.fdn.fr/wEZQ5M7qi7E
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Good morning! Today is a great day to pause & take a brief vacation from stress & worry. Even if only for an hour, go to your happy place- either physically, through a daydream, or in a movie or a song. You know where to look for me! 🏖 Take care of yourselves, my friends. ☀️💙
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Goodnight friends. In a bit of news for me, tonight I will not be sleeping in a hospital bed for the first time in over a year! Moving to my son's old room. Wish me luck. 😊 I hope you can all get some rest & some peace. I'll see you tomorrow. 💕💙💜
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People ask me what it was like to work with teenagers all those years. I would often answer that it was great as long as you thrive on organized chaos. So this meme speaks to my soul! 😂
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Many of us can connect a specific memory in our lives with a specific song. Let's share some. I'll start. The day Lisa came to my house to tell me she had cancer the Chicago song "You're the Inspiration" was playing. Now that moment & that song are forever linked in my mind.
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A personal insight about yesterday's news... In my 30 years of youth ministry there were numerous occasions when young females with surprise pregnancies came to me seeking advice. Some came knowing they wanted to have the baby and keep it, but others came in undecided. (1/4)
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We would talk thru options, and if they brought up abortion we discussed it. I confess that, being actually pro-life (anti war, death penalty, ect.) I usually pushed the discussion towards other options. But if they came back to it, I supported them. I went with several of (2/4)
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them to tell boyfriends & parents of their decision. I went with families to the clinic for support. And I can tell you that for each of them the decision was difficult & the emotional stress severe. My main task was to assure them that we still loved them...as did God. (3/4)
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That is part (but only part) of what is so heinous about allowing states to put their own abortion laws in place. They seek to be punative, turning women into outlaws. There is no grace. There is no mercy. Just condemnation. And they think Jesus would approve? I call BS!
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Day 25, #CarlsChallenge- A go-to Karaoke song. I have a few from the old days, but I'll go with my greatest hit. I was at a hotel in Cincinnati & sang for the first time in a room where I knew no one. I sang "Desperado." Got an ovation & an encore! 😊 invidious.fdn.fr/mBFGKPAeIjw
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Mornin' my tweeps. My tips for our mental health today... Take plenty of deep breaths, smile whenever possible, take a few naps, & don't be afraid of a little Kahlua in your coffee! 😄☕️☀️
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Goodnight my friends. Remember, no matter how dark the sky becomes, the stars are still there. Never stop searching for the light. I love you guys. ✨️💕💛
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It's an Eagles kind of a night...🍻
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I wrote a 17 part thread full of anger & disillusionment that I will not be sharing. I still choose hope. But at the heart of my 🤬 are the charlatans claiming Christianity as a basis for their inhumanity while being the antithesis of Jesus. And they're destroying our democracy.
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#FlashbackFriday I looked for this picture for a Father's Day tweet but didn't find it until late last night. It was taken on Father's Day 2015, and it's my all-time favorite picture of Will (my son) & I. So glad I found it!!! ☺️
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After hearing the J6 testimony, seeing elected officials defend the actions of traitors, knowing that the 3 Trump appointed SCOTUS lied under oath about protecting Roe v Wade, & wondering if our DOJ has become too impotent to make anyone suffer consequences, here's where I am.
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#CarlsChallenge, Day 24- A song you wish you had written. It has been a part of my story since I was 17. It is, for me, a song of love, inevitability, & hope. And a reminder of life with so many special people. Dan Fogelberg's "To the Morning." #IWish invidious.fdn.fr/RxClQ_pInzc
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Good morning! I hope you are well & ready to close out this week in style. As the chaos of our world increases we've got to keep finding reasons to smile & laugh & love. 💙 Be one of those reasons for someone today! ☕️☀️💕
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Sleep well, dream sweet, & shine on my friends. Our nation grew even darker today. Be the moon. Light the way. 💖💕💖 Goodnight.
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