Women celebrate gaining the right to vote 90 years ago today. Something that many, including me, have taken for granted. Not to say that I don’t vote, because I certainly do. But I know that it is a right I have and have always had. I don’t often think about the fight it took to earn it.
When we look back in history we have Alice Paul to thank, we have Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and others to whom we are indebted. But we can not forget a thank you to a young Tennesse legislator named, Harry Burn who sided with the anti-suffrage movement, until his ailing mother urged him to vote for women’s suffrage. Thereby making Tennessee the 36th and deciding state to ratify.
And so on August 26, 1920, women became part of our constitution, with the signing of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution.
Chris Colfer tweeted today that the Discovery channel should come with a Xanex prescription. I so agree. I think I prefer the negative energy of true crime shows than the depressing reality of nature. So I watch “Cold Case” and “Snapped” instead.
I found this tip when I was looking up tips on how to overcome writer’s block. I took it to heart because it seemed to be a pretty savvy, albeit simple, tip. Then I began to think that it applies to so many more challenges. In my mind a list exist of what makes my life difficult. Fortunately it is short but none the less it can be change with this tip. I could try to do something new, I could try to find new information, I could try to be nice. Yes, I will adopt the “decide to try” mantra. Or should I say I will try.
If I could travel back in time, to one single place. It would be Shea Stadium in 1965. Of course, I would want to be near the very front. Being one of the first Americans to hear the Beatles in person would be amazing. The reason I would be there would be because I loved the music I heard on the radio or on my 45s. But no one at that moment would know what the Beatles would become and how long their music would last. If only I could have been there.
It is about the shared experience, isn’t it? When we spend time with people we like and enjoy, it doesn’t really matter what it is we are doing that helps our friendship grow. It is the time we spend with them that matters. So does that mean, if we spend more time with people we don’t really like that we could end up liking them more? It is a question to ponder.
“A great friendship was like a great work of art, he thought. It took time and attention, and a spark of something that was impossible to describe. It was a happy, lucky accident, finding some kindred part of yourself in a total stranger.”—Masterpiece, Elise Broach (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)