I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in scheduled working on weekdays and sleeping in on Sundays. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.

Read the Printed Word!

Their “truth” was anything but true.
Their hearts were anything but helpful and nowhere near the vicinity of holy.

Their “truth” was anything but true.

Their hearts were anything but helpful and nowhere near the vicinity of holy.

Keep innocence in your soul & hope in your heart.

Do not let the world & those in it steal your sunshine & leave you cold.

Remain tender.

Remain true.

Keep innocence in your soul & hope in your heart.

Do not let the world & those in it steal your sunshine & leave you cold.

Remain tender.

Remain true.

“Hope for the moment. There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.”

—Ardis Whitman

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

—Marilyn Monroe

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

What has happened to compassion in our shelters?

If you are as completely and utterly outraged after reading about this heinous and CRIMINAL mistreatment of shelter animals in Chesterfield, SC. the please, please, PLEASE take action. Make the calls (even though they’ll keep putting you off and will tell you they don’t have any information or can’t transfer or connect you, it’s wearing on them daily) and FLOOD their email inboxes with reminders that we are watching and are willing to be a voice for the voiceless and innocent.

You can also read these news articles about the mass massacre of these dogs, used for target practice. Warning, the second one has GRAPHIC images of some of the dead dogs. I suggest you avoid that one. I wish I had.


The town is run by the town council though, so be SURE to cc them as well: and
Council members:

Also contact the governor:

Governor Nicky Haley

Then contact the Attorney General’s office and demand that the sheriff’s own office not be able to investigate themselves and that a higher authority do so.

The Honorable Alan Wilson
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia, S.C. 29211

The Sheriff?  Here ya go!
Phone: 843-623-2101
Fax: 843-623-3534

Animal Control
Brian Burch – Supervisor
Joe Campbell – Animal Control Officer
467 Goodale Road
Chesterfield SC 29709
Phone: 843-623-3585
Fax: 843-623-9223

Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Jim DeMint
Phone: 843-727-4525
Fax: 843-793-6839

Rep. Mick Mulvaney
FAX: 803-327-4330

Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: @RepMickMulvaney


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