WOW! Student collects over 50,000 golf balls from the ocean! – Humans doing awesome things for our planet!

In the category of “Humans doing awesome things for our planet,” we have a young woman picking up the trash golfers leave behind.

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Why this student collected more than 50,000 golf balls out of the ocean

My two cents?

Regular people are fined for littering our highways and our towns, why aren’t golfers fined for littering the world with golf balls?

Not only do golfers leave golf balls behind when playing at clubs, but many golfers never think twice before hitting golf balls from their boats or from beaches directly beside the ocean. They’re never fined for actively polluting the oceans. These golf balls break down into micro-plastics which are ingested by fish and birds.

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Since we know golf balls are super cheap, and most golfers don’t mind losing a few, what I’d like to see is every golfer pay a clean-up fee whenever they play golf. It wouldn’t matter to me if they were playing nine holes or eighteen, they need to pay a clean-up fee for the luxury of leaving their trash (golfballs) all over the country and all over the world.

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Death Of Our Oceans – The Problem With Plastics

“Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN”

Link – Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

As the caretakers of this planet, we must do better at protecting it.

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First step: Stop using plastics as often as possible. I know this will be the hardest part, but even small changes can make a big difference.

Second step: Reuse as often as possible. Donate your random plastic containers (clean) to art stores or children’s art classes.

Third step: Recycle — Really recycle. America sucks at recycling. We must do better. Find new places around the country which will accept different plastics.

Fourth step: Support all efforts to clean up our oceans of all plastics, even microscopic plastic. Many companies are working to clean up our oceans and beaches. Support these efforts through donations, volunteer hours, or spreading the word about the organizations in your area.

If we don’t work together to save our planet, including our oceans, we won’t have to worry about it.

Humans will be the next to go.

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Cut The Cord On Toxic Relationships! Protect Yourself From Any and All Abuse.

Women, listen up.

I’m literally shaking with anger.

I’ve had an ex kind-of stalking me on social media. Nothing to the point of “crazy” but worrisome.

He’s got a few mental issues. I’ve been as kind to his issues as I could be, but only because I knew him for a very long time, considered him a friend, and mental issues are hard to handle alone.

The conversations and messages soon turned insulting, possessive, demanding, and full of anger.

So, not only did I ignore him, but I muted his messages. He recently became demanding that I answer him right away.

He immediately reminded me of trump.

I spent my childhood living through mental and physical abuse and because that’s all I knew, I grew up to marry men who mentally and physically abused women.

I grew strong. I left those situations behind and never looked back.

I’m super protective over my freedom. I’m confident and mentally strong. No asshole will come in my life and try to take my freedom from me.

He’s now 💯 percent blocked from all my social media.

No friendship is worth abuse.

I have zero regrets for what he might do to himself. He’s a grown man. I am not his keeper, his counselor, nor am I his punching bag.

*I did contact his friend to let him know this guy was spiraling, but as the victim of this toxic person, it is not my job to keep him safe. When trying to cut from a toxic person, it’s not your job either.*

Ladies, protect yourself from all forms of abuse, including mental abuse. The moment a man (or woman ) takes a conversation to the level of making you feel uncomfortable, cut them completely out of your life.

Their happiness is not your responsibility.

– Rant over –

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, and take time to love one another.

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My Garden – Peppers

Just a glimpse of my peppers.

Gardening is one of the many hobbies which keep me happy and sane.

To me, there is nothing like feeling dirt in my hands, the sun on my back, and eating something I grew.

I have a big pile of peppers I need to photograph this weekend.

I always love food photography, but I love vegetable photography because they’re all so different and colorful and they last for days outside of the refrigerator, which gives me time to take a variety of photos from different angles and from different times of the day.

Photo by Amanda Blount

Sadly, I can’t upload my very favorite photos to my blog or social media because a few of my photos were stolen by strangers in the past. But I do share the next best ones which, I think, are still really good.

I’ll post more pepper photos this weekend.

Now it’s time to find some lunch.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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Sunday Funday – Writing and Painting, and Photography, Oh My!

On top of my medical issues, I live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. Seriously, no joke. I’m always a bundle of nerves. There are days even I can’t stand being around me. To find my center, I keep a variety of hobbies available at all times. I set goals, and I tackle them a little each day. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

Note 1: My life depends on a constant supply of Post-it notes. Seriously! They need to sponsor me.

Today I went full ADHD and worked on all three hobbies without losing my mind in the process.

Note 2: When it comes to hobbies, it’s perfectly acceptable to go full ADHD and have fun with as many as you wish, but plan your time carefully, so you don’t get overwhelmed.

What’s great about writing, painting, and photography and living with ADHD is I’m able to set the amount of time I need to finish each project. I can decide what size project I’m going to work on depending on how I feel that day.

When it takes weeks to finish something, I get bored and hate the project before it’s completed (I have no clue how I created children without getting bored. Those little humans take nine months to create!) Small projects, which can be completed in a few days, or less than a week, are fun for me and make me happy.

I’m having fun painting today, but I think the art on my hands is better than my canvas.

Paint on my hand

Photo by Amanda Blount

 

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Trump loving Piers Morgan used three broken ribs to claim he was “manning up” – Twitter wasn’t having it.

The situation started with an insulting tweet from Piers.

“I’ll be co-hosting GMB tomorrow with 3 broken ribs. For the more fragile snowflakes among you, this is called “manning up”.”

For those who may not know, “fragile snowflakes” is a term used mostly by Trump followers or far-right conservatives as an insult to liberals, especially directed to liberal men and / or college students.

Piers’ attempt at insult and arrogance back fired on him when the internet called him out for the weakling he is.

Let’s start with Dane Rauschenberg. Dane is an attorney, author, long distance runner, and he ran 52 marathons in 52 weekends. Between the weekly marathons, Dane spoke publicly about his fundraising efforts, sent out blog updates, and even organized a local marathon to make sure his 52 week streak would not be broken. I think he is qualified to speak about pain during hard work.

* Please forgive the strong language. Insulting hard work of others tends to make us all angry at the man who is paid a large sum of money to sit on a couch in a climate controlled environment while bitching about how others aren’t manly enough for his standards.

Dane certainly earned respect for letting Piers know his ribs were nothing compared to the pain of others.

I was doing my own form of fangirling.

There were many more comments made to Piers by everyday people.

I was so angry with him, I left a bunch of remarks. But I’ll only share a few here.

This was one of my favorite comments about tough men!! These men are real heroes!

They need to teach Piers how to be a real man.

And the last one. It’s one I hope the next generation will be able to relate to.

 

Keep in mind, no one insulted Piers Morgan for his pain. Not even close. Everyone insulted him for his comments about 3 broken ribs at work made him more manly than some class of people he was insulting.

Since I’ve read Piers a lot, and going by the comment he posted, I know he was insulting liberals.

Conservative voters do not own hard work and sacrifice. Hard working people come from all countries, creeds, religions, races, and yes, even political parties.

What he doesn’t realize is, with his comment he is not only insulting all the civilians liberals who work hard everyday, but he is also insulting Veterans, farmers, truck drivers, and more, who support the liberal cause.

Piers discounted not only the hardworking liberals in the US, but with his words, he also discounted the liberals in his own country. With his words Piers proves he is not a man who wants to reach across the aisle and mend fences. Through his words and actions, he wishes to divide us more.

Piers, I really hope you feel better soon. I really do. But it would be really nice if you weren’t such an ass about it and stop making a fool of yourself.

 

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, be happy, and take time to love one another. We’re all in this together.

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The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel

The first edition print of this book is selling out fast. The Vinyl Detective Mysteries – Written in Dead Wax, written by Andrew Cartmel is a fantastic mystery. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, right now is the time.

(Also, if you have already read it, or any other books, please leave a review. It’s one more nice thing you can do as a fan to support your favorite authors).

“My Vinyl Detective novel has sold out in the UK and is going into its 2nd printing… Anybody who wants a first edition should grab one now!” Andrew Cartmel (Twitter)

I’m sure he would love to hear from old and new fans.

Feel free to hop over to Twitter @andrewcartmel and tell him congrats on a job well done!

Grits, Hugs, and Sweet Tea

Remember to order your copy of The Vinyl Detective Mysteries – Written in Dead Wax, written by Andrew Cartmel. (Yes, that Andrew Cartmel).

The Vinyl DetectiveThose who are familiar with Doctor Who, will immediately recognize his name as the creator of The Cartmel Masterplan. This isn’t the first time Mr. Cartmel has delved into great stories outside the Doctor Who universe while following his passions, hobbies, and interests.

His experiences reach many corners of the writing world. Besides his extensive list of writing and overseeing Doctor Who scripts, he was also the Script Editor for other television series’ (such as BBC’s popular medical drama series Casualty), he wrote many comic book stories (including Judge Dredd: Swine Fever), and worked as a magazine editor and a lecturer. This is only a glimpse into his accomplishments. 

Most recently he co-wrote, with Ben Aaronovitch (another Doctor Who alumni) the highly successful comic book series, Rivers of London:…

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