People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of it's people.
I am soooo sorry I have been so long away. I am working on getting internet at home and repairing my computer but at present time that is at least 3 months in the future. If I have not had the ability to send you HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes and check in on you because of all of this I apologize. Hugs to all.. Connie
I have to admit with everything that has been in the news lately one thing occurs to me. With all the potential that American has to be the light in our universe, with all the ability we have to unite and make a real difference, we can't seem to get enough of fighting each other and letting others divide us. You see in the news all that time how one group or another has a beef against some one else for "racial issues", when will we see everyone born in this country or that has come in legally as Americans and not a nationality hyphen and then American? Why should we still focus on that? What does it matter now?
For the record, that was posted months ago. I think it is more valid now that it was then. No matter who you voted for, the election is over and it is now time to focus on all the things we should have been doing all along. We should have learned years ago that the government is not the end all be all and that we need to support each other and quit looking to WASHINGTON DC and our prospective states for assistance that we can give each other. It has never worked because no government knows how to do anything efficiently. I will support your right to your own opinion as long as you stay non violent. As soon as you become destructive and demoralizing, you need to be checked. The riots we have seen, the outright self righteous arrogance is obnoxious and unbecoming us as a nation. In a nation prized for it's freedom of speach, people are AFRAID to speak. This is shameful and needs to stop. I hope you all stay safe and that we all learn not to be so easily offended. That we can allow others to just be even as we would hope to. Grace to you all.
Life keeps moving on and even though time is passing, sometimes I feel like I am standing still. Has any one but me ever just been aggravated with everything and felt like you had no way to fix it? Well here's to better days.
I felt it was time to reveal a bit more about me. I am an old Star Wars fan. Reason? Well if you need one then you probably aren't one but let me say this. I love the stories about true heroes. By that I mean a hero that will not give up, will not give in and will not submit to the will of another even unto death. There is something powerful about a person that you may be able to kill, not break. I love the romance about a group of people that fight together against insurmountable odds. People who will become the most perfect definition of family over time and will lay down their lives for each other. Yes I am a sap.
I felt it proper to quote one of our finest presidents in regards to the sacrifice of our soldiers. I find it profound that he gave such respect to the men who fought on both sides of the Civil war.
But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy
For a bit of comedy, let me add this.
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"
John F. Kennedy
For those of you who are not Eddie Izzard fans and do not speak German, here is the funny part. If he wanted to announce that he was from Berlin, he should have said "Ich bin Berliner."
When he said "Ich bin ein Berliner!", what he did was to tell the world he is a donut. Now it is hard to get any funnier than that.
May God grant you the peace and wisdom you need for today. The mercy to let go of yesterday. May you never live one moment without knowing at least one person loves you no matter what you look like or act like and may you never lack for the knowledge that we are much better off with you living than dead. May you enjoy life while you have it. May you learn to let others do the same even if you don't see eye to eye with them on how they live. May a peace of every one you meet enrich you and teach the true meaning of happiness and may you never regret not having said, "I love you."
Hold firm to the things that sustain you. Let go of the things that cause you pain and let others live their lives as they chose. No one is so wise as to govern the affairs of another with real knowledge that they are doing what is right.
A name says alot about a person. I have always said my name is a bit on the generic side. For a time you could hardly throw a rock without hitting a Connie. but Connie is in fact who and what I am. If you read on you will see what I mean. I am substantially the same person I have always been with only a few slight changes. My user name is Cadamia, that is a mispelling for cara mia. It was a term of endearment used on the old Addam's Family series meaning my face. I have always loved the original Morticia.
Pronounced: KAHN-ee [key]
Pet form of CONSTANCE
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: KAHN-stants (English), kawn-STAWNS (French) [key]
Medieval form of CONSTANTIA. This was the name of a daughter of William the Conqueror.
Meaning: Constant or faithfull
LIFE, the never ending circle how it changes us all. We see it in the innocent smiles of the young and in the weary glances of the old. How do we avoid life beating us down? How do we keep the joy and energy of youth? There are whole markets devoted to this idea but none really work do they? Perhaps it is in ourselves that we must look in the effort to keep a piece of the child we were born with alive. Perhaps...... To my mind, the only way to keep our chins up and our spirits young is to find people who give us hope and support us no matter what. It helps to also be a person like that to the people who matter.
Family is what defines us and gives us our hopes and dreams of a better future. Family comes in all shapes and sizes and often times is not what we hoped for but what we needed. I pray that you and your family find new ways to show your love and dedication to one another every day.
I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the soldier. My mother is a marine. She is no longer enlisted but ask any marine and they will tell you "Once a marine, always a marine."
She bravely volunteered to go to a place and live a life that most of us would never consider and for it she was spat on when she walked off of base in her uniform. She was in from 1960 to 1963, Viet Nam was on strong and JANE FONDA and people like her were giving our troops a bad name by spreading propaganda about them. As a result when people saw them in public in uniform, they were insulted and assaulted. No matter what I think of our governments use of the military, I will always support our troops they are the backbone of freedoms.
I post this following text. It was messaged to me as a response to my support of our troops. I felt that you should hear it from a soldier's heart. Remember that every soldier is someone's son, daughter, mother, father, sister or brother. Whether they mean anything to you or not they mean something to some one.
"Thank you. It's nice to see not everyone is blind to who we are and why we do what we do here. I often feel that thanks to the media we are now outcasts in the world. They call us "baby killers" and "barbarians" Yes war is evil, but sometimes a necessary one for the greater good of the innocent. I wish more people understood the way you do. I am sorry to hear your mother served in such a horrible time. I am proud to serve and have a deep respect for all those who served before me. I'm glad that I have been given the chance to carry on their legacy whether the rest of the world remembers them or not."
I love being an American. In the best of times and the worst of times, we still have something here that you can find nowhere else. At our worst we still understand the basic necessity of freedoms. Without freedom we are nothing but masses of quivering flesh and I for one refuse to live life less than openly. I need to feel the sun, the ran and sometimes even the lightening just to know I am alive. I need to risk the pain in hopes of love and joy.
Our freedoms have created a spirit and a place that encourages the best in us. No where else could you find a Thomas Edison, Tesla or an Einstein. People from all over the world have migrated here with a hope that they could make better lives for themselves and find the freedom to think freely and to do what life led them to do. We can reach for the stars and go further and higher than we ever dreamed possible but first we must lose our willingness to give in to the fears that beset the best of us. Man is man, like the old adage "If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it must be a duck."
So is man. We are not human because of our lineage, but because we were born to it. Men and women come in all colors, sizes and shapes but we are still people. Race changes little. Beliefs and dreams only change the person not their humanity.
The only way to be free is to allow others to do the same. Parents trying to run their children's lives, people who hate because of skin or religion, these will never be truly free.
I enjoy the Vampire Rave because it gives me an outlet for some artistic ideas I have had that couldn't have grown anywhere else. I have made some really good friends here and if I can ever get everything right again, they will be shown here on my profile.
I won't go so far as to say I have even a good idea of what gothic is so I will make up my own meaning for it.. it is the state of being completely true to one's self in the face off adversity. Not keeping your hair in colors that everyone thinks is acceptable but whatever suits you for the moment. Not allowing other people to tell you who you can love and help and who you can't. I have paid a great price to be who I am and I will not let that go to waste, I have been hurt many times by those I tried to help and do not be fooled, I would do it again. My slate is clean, I did what I believed was right. If the other person didn't see the value of what I offered then it is on them to make it right.
My protectors, my family and friends . May you one day be as fortunate.
Life in America has rarely ever been so tragic on a large scale as it was on November 11, 2002. To all who were directly affected, my prayers still go with you. To the whole of us, my hope is we will learn to treasure each other more and not trust each other less.
These are the people who mean the most to me in all the world. If you meet them it is my fondest hope that you will see all that I see in them. Love to you all.
This is MdmGodiva, my older daughter and my best friend.
Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.
The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.
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Observant, authoritative, indulgent, moral and witty.
Colors: male: green, female: turquoise
Compatible Signs: Bastet, Geb
Dates: July 29 - Aug 11, Oct 30 - Nov 7
Role: Goddess of war and vengeance
Appearance: Lion-headed woman with the sun over her head
Sacred Animal: lion
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You aren't sure where you came from. Perhaps your sire did an embrace and run. Or maybe your sire was an outcast himself. Either way, your powers are unique and really don't belong to any clan...or maybe a little from each. Because you of these circumstances, you aren't really sure where you belong. You tend to wander and do a bit of soul searching in your eternal life. Maybe some day...you have a while after all.
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Freudian Inventory Results
|Oral (23%) you appear to be stubbornly and irrationally against receiving help even when it might be the more intelligent option.
Anal (70%) you appear to be overly self controlled, organized, and possibly subservient to authority, this effectively narrows your exposure to a wider set of options and ideas lowering the odds that you will make the best decisions in life.
Phallic (43%) you appear to have a good balance of sexual awareness and sexual composure.
Latency (53%) you appear to have a good balance of abstract knowledge seeking and practicality, dealing with real world responsibilities while still cultivating your abstract and creative faculties and interests.
Genital (10%) you appear to have a conventional, closeminded, and regressive outlook on life. Change is an inevitable and positive part of life, learn to contribute to it, not fear it or oppose it
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
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You are Elizabeth Taylor! The epitome of glamour. You love diamonds, and you are always the center of attention. You change your men, like you change your underwear but thats okay, you are worth it.
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