I was a Neonatal Intensive Care & Well Newborn Nursery, as well an occasional Post-Partum nurse for 15 years. I loved my job and never imagined wanting to do anything else. Then I got remarried 6 years ago and started a ‘second’ family. I am now retired from nursing to stay home with my boys…….my other half, 2 sons, & my father. Yep, one little girl in a house full of guys.
I have a fairly strong Facebook presence, with a great many friends. I have noticed of recent months a growing tendency to plaster religious memes and propaganda all over everyone’s wall. The atmosphere among my friend group is becoming less & less tolerant and more fanatically uber-conservative. I am from the south, folks. I was raised not to go about creating offense and to maintain a polite public face if possible. That has kept me from being able to ‘like’ many pages and posts that left to my own devices I would not only like but even share on my page. In trying to avoid offending some of my family members and several friends, I have had to positively throttle my opinions while they have free range of theirs.
That finally spilled over into the creation of a blog where I could speak my mind about whatever I wanted without the necessity of doing damage control every time I opened my mouth. Facebook sees my polite, non-committal face. My visitors here and at http://celluloidboneyard.com/ see my real face. Congratulations, people, y’all know me better than some of my family and friends.
Don’t get me wrong, if asked point-blank, I will absolutely tell anyone who really wants to know exactly what I think about things. This is just my happy place. My shoes off, curled up on the sofa, ‘if ya’ don’t like it then leave’ haven.
I love getting traffic here, and enjoy feedback. Alternate viewpoints are always interesting to me. I believe one of the great things about having open forums like this is the chance to meet new people with differing ideals. They learn from me, I learn from them, and everyone takes something positive away. Enjoy your stay here, rummage through the archives and hopefully you will find something that appeals to you.