For Goodness Sake

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Well.  It has happened again!  Another senseless mass shooting has taken place here in Aurora, Illinois at a manufacturing workplace.   The shooter reportedly opened fire after he was told that his employment with the company was terminated.  He killed five employees and wounded five police officers during a shootout.  The police killed the shooter during the exchange of fire.

According to this CNN report from about a year ago, here’s where the United States stand compared to other countries when it comes to gun violence.

“There are more public mass shootings in America than in any other country in the world.   The U.S. makes up less than 5% of the world’s population, but holds 31% of global mass shooters.  The countries with the most mass shootings from 1966 to 2012 are the United States with 90; Philippines with 18; Russia with 15; Yemen with 11; France with 10.”

There it is.  Now, what are we going to do about it?  I know that we are better than this.  We know better than this.

This may come off as “simple thinking” but I honestly believe that people are good.  If we spread goodness, advocate for goodness, uphold goodness, protect goodness, live goodness, breathe goodness, project goodness, legislate goodness, come from a place of goodness in all areas of our living; we could reduce those numbers drastically.  For goodness sake everyone, let’s just do it.

Prayers, condolences, and love to the families and friends of all the victims of this tragedy.

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Being Authentic and Relatable

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Hey there.
As promised, here is this week’s blog. As stated during the “live” broadcast today, this has been a challenging week. It’s not that I didn’t have content or the time to blog. I mean, I have a lot to blog about but I chose not to share because I was concerned that I might over share.

We are living in a time when many believe that in order to be relatable, we must show and tell to everything about ourselves if not “errrrthang”– your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, experiences, likes, dislikes, ups, downs, “inny or outy”, etc. LoL

I get it. People need to know that we are human and I want to be authentic when sharing.  So here we go. Ready?!! As I close this week’s blog, I am feeling disappointed because the Houston Rockets just lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder. I was excited at some point during the game because Houston had a 20 point lead.

More importantly, my mother and brother’s transition dates are approaching and no matter how hard I try not to think about it or feel sad. I do.

Ok. So, I’m sleepy and that’s all I got for this blog. For more on my thoughts and experiences, be sure to check out today’s short show on Also, check my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook and YouTube; and

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