Greens From Daddy’s Patio: From Summer to Fall (Week 22-ish)

First of the fall and there she goes back... -Sly and the Family Stone 

Hello my loves!

Here’s a quick check-in as Daddy and I transition from a summer garden to a fall garden. If you are just tuning in, you’d have to go back to the beginning to see why we are where we are today.

Not to worry though, you can find past episodes on the right panel of this blog under categories: Greens From Daddy’s Patio.

Anyway…

There have been some losses, but, as I said before, I’ve learned that this is a huge part of the process.

Enjoy !

A Family Conversation: There is a Point to This Thing

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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This week, we continue our commentary on current events during this pandemic season.

Fortunately for you, we took the long way around and started talking about “The Twilight Zone” and other such stuff.

Yep! We got sidetracked, per usual.

But, believe it or not, there really is a point to this conversation.

As with parts 1 and 2, we used my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter.

Tune in next Wednesday for the final post in the AFC “Pandemic” series.

An Excerpt From My New Untitled Project: “The Client”

The following is an excerpt from a new project that I am working on. I would love to hear your thoughts. Bear in mind that this is simply an excerpt ♥️

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And trust me, if I do this for you, one of y’all will end up DEAD.

Honey, you need to rethink that.

Do you know what you’re asking?

Well let me be clear.

You never want to bind a man to you.

Especially if he done told you he don’t want you.

Now I know you came to me because you heard about my work.

But let me tell you chile, there are some things I’ll never do!

And that includes binding spells.

Why?

Because they’re fatal.

You ain’t really thought about the consequences that come when you bind somebody to you against their will…have you?

Naw, you ain’t thought about it at all.

You still a baby.

You just want what you want.

But how you gon’ feel when you find yourself all bound up with a man that’s full of hate and anger?

Furious, because he can’t stand you or the situation!

He don’t wanna be there– but you fixed it so he can’t leave…and, to make matters worse, he don’t know why!

Naw honey, I can’t do that kinda work.

I really can’t …

Because if he kill you in anger, I’ll never get over it.

And trust me, if I do this for you, one of y’all will end up DEAD.

Now…

Go somewhere and rest your mind.

Think about what you really want.

There’s a-plenty things you can ask for that I’ll be more than willing to help you with.

But right now, you’re not in your right mind.

-Written by Lady G.

A Family Conversation: The Cousins Discuss the Pandemic Part 2: Don’t Panic…The Stock Market

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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In today’s conversation, we use my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter on who’s making money during this time (and prior) as well as who is NOT…and hasn’t been for a LONG time.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • The importance of NOT “panicking”….. the stock market
  • How a pandemic is fruitful for a select few
  • Crazy logic when it comes to holding Trump accountable
  • The fact that most of us are “fans” on the sidelines
  • Reaganomics and how it stunted our growth
  • Benefits for American workers vs. workers in other countries
    • In the audio, I meant to say that you must be laid off and actively seeking a job… not fired
  • Our refusal to be guinea pigs for a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine
  • The Scientific Method/Listening to Scientists
  • Normal + Coronavirus = ?

Tune back in next Wednesday for Part 3

References from the audio

In this video, an American expat shares her experiences moving from the U.S. to Europe (including key differences): Life in Sweden/ Germany

In this link, pay attention to Table 15 (Wealth Inequity -Concentration of wealth in the U. S. between 1983-2007). Important statistics from Stanford Center of Poverty and Inequality

This article explores financial actions of U.S. Senators after January briefings on Coronavirus

The Cousins Discuss the Pandemic Pt. 1: A Good Time to Learn Something New

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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In today’s conversation, we use my post “Pandemic: The Winds of Change” as a conversation starter on how we’re trying to make the most of this Covid-19 situation.

Listen in as we touch on the following:

  • This is a good time to gain free knowledge
  • YouTube is a helluva drug
  • What might have happened if our predecessors had the technology that we have today. (Note: LadyG is in the kitchen washing dishes during this part)
  • How a Black female Mathematician from NASA, Katherine Johnson, was highly respected by astronaut, John Glenn :

As a part of the preflight checklist, Glenn asked engineers to “get the girl”—Johnson—to run the same numbers through the same equations that had been programmed into the computer, but by hand, on her desktop mechanical calculating machine.  “If she says they’re good,’” Katherine Johnson remembers the astronaut saying, “then I’m ready to go.” Glenn’s flight was a success, and marked a turning point in the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union in space.

Katherine Johnson’s Biography by Margot Lee Shetterly. NASA. gov.

We also discuss:

  • How our family has always engaged in continuing education
  • The distinction between being “learned ” and being a “career student”
  • The idea of a job being a means to an end

Of course, we compare notes on what we knew then and what we know now about Covid-19, and why some people will never believe the facts.

More on that coming in subsequent posts.

Enjoy!

Lovely Obituaries Come From Well-Lived Lives

One of the hardest things that I ever had to do was write my Mother’s obituary.

Trust me, it wasn’t for lack of content.

No, it had more to do with the emotional turmoil that accompanied the act of writing parting words for my first love.

So, content was not the issue.

The fact is, Mama lived a wonderful life so there was plenty of verifiable substance to cover.

Knowing this, I proceeded to write about her longstanding role as “Universal Mother.”

Mama took care of everybody!

To her it didn’t matter if you were 9 or 59+, she made sure you had what you needed.

But, if you acted like a fool, she would cut you to the quick.

Mama didn’t play!

Excuse my digression. 😊

In my writings about Mama, I couldn’t help mentioning that she was hilarious!

I am a witness to the fact that serious people can actually be quite funny!

Most times unknowingly.

Mama was notorious for being a bit devilish- which is actually a term of endearment in the South.

For the uninitiated, “devilish,” means “playful” in a practical joke-ish kinda way.

In addition to that, I felt it was important to stress that Mama was fiercely protective of those she loved; and of ANYONE, strangers included, who had been abused or needed help.

No doubt, Mama was a calm shelter for those who needed it most–and I wrote about that too.

Some time later, at Mama’s Celebration Of Life, someone commented, “What a lovely obituary.”

Well….

Honestly, it was a lovely obituary because she had lived a loving life.

It was, indeed, a life well-lived.

So, the next time you partake in woeful fantasies about how you wish to be remembered after you’ve died, consider evaluating what you’ve done before and what you are doing right now.

How have you treated others?

Were you compassionate when it mattered most?

Who have you helped?

It’s easy to be kind to family, friends and people who meet silly prerequisites.

How about being kind to people that you don’t know particularly well, or who fall outside of your comfort zone?

If you find yourself missing the mark as it pertains to these questions, then, in the words of one of my oldest and dearest friends, govern yourself accordingly.

Today, you can create your own life well-lived.

PASS IT ON!

LadyG loves YOU!

The Time is Nigh: A Rant About You-Know-Who For You-Know-What!

“What is the hour of the night?”

Written by: Fletcher L. Brown aka “Pro” (ca. 1974)

From What Time Is It? Courtesy of The Time Tunnel

Trump Rona Rant/WHAT TIME IS IT!
Just a little something I created to go with the audio
I created this chart based on the numbers that I have logged quarterly

Good Day!

From the daughter, niece and cousin of a bunch of SUCKERS who served faithfully in the USAF, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army!

And I’m out

LadyG

Resources:

BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54094559

Johns Hopkins University

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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Abundance: Why You Should Be Careful What You Ask For

This is NOT an early Thanksgiving post, but it should serve as a word of caution about constantly asking, affirming or praying for “abundance.”

Abundance is fine, but what about higher vibration states like “love” and “appreciation?”

Ah…but we are humans, so we generally can’t help becoming overly focused on the accumulation of material things.

Always wanting more…

and more…

and more.

Which ties nicely into our relentless quest for abundance.

Trust me when I tell you that it is a relentless quest, indeed.

Don’t believe me?

Go google the word “abundance” and see what happens.

Hell, I’ll do it for you.

Yeah so…….. 296,000,000 results!

Looks like a lot of people are talking about abundance because they know that a lot of people are interested in the topic.

But…

I would argue that many of us aren’t even capable of recognizing abundance.

In fact, there are people, especially in the United States, who are blindly swimming in abundance–totally unaware.

No shade, I’ve been guilty of diving into that lake myself.

Therein lies a major problem.

Check out this video to get my take on abundance…

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