Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Here Come The Witches

Here come the witches with their magic spells.
They cackle loudly with their malicious souls,
knowing all too well what Halloween holds.
They glide across the jack-‘o-lantern shaped moon,
as waking spirits begin to moan.
The time of treats and tricks approaches;
I see the mischievous witches;
I hear the wickedness of the witches.
Be ready girls and boys,
Halloween brings the laughter and the chills.   

(c)Lena Holdman, all rights reserved 2012

Go Whitney!!


Sixteen-year-old Whitney Krupp at Ogemaw Heights High was elected to her homecoming court as a cruel prank. She thought of suicide but then she stood up for herself. The town rallied behind the teen; a hair salon and a dress shop helping her get ready for the dance.  A Facebook page was even launched to support the bullied teen. I still don't understand why people bully others. Bullying is just pathetic and heartless! It makes me smile to see her town supporting her. A friendly hand is sometimes all you need. :)

Help Ban Conversion Therapy

The damaging and dangerous practice called "conversion therapy" might soon be at an end in California --- the most populous state in the U.S. -- if Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill that the state Legislature has already passed. So-called conversion therapy is based upon the dangerous and disapproving theory that homosexuality is a form of mental illness and that through therapy, sexual orientation can be changed.

Thousands of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth have been subjected to the humiliating measures of this practice over  the past 100 years, including electric shocks and nausea-inducing  medication paired with homosexual imagery. In many other cases, youth have been forced to undergo shame-filled therapy sessions with counselors and groups of their peers. 

Tell California Gov. Jerry Brown: Sign the bill to ban conversion therapy of minors and affirm the finding of the legislature that being gay or lesbian is not a disease or disorder.