Times Up

Three hours worth of sorting and shredding old documents. Ugh. Then I spent an hour in the garage, rearranging and untangling fishing poles. More to do out there, but that was all I could handle. The beautiful weather called me outside for a walk to enjoy the fresh air. It called and I went.

I am so proud of the Times Up movement. I’m also proud of the men who are on board and supporting it. Of course, I admire the women who have had the courage to say Me Too and tell their stories, to speak out when it wasn’t okay, and now the people -men and women- who are putting their money where their mouth is to support those women who have no platform or resources. What a glorious day for humankind!

“Locker room talk” is no longer an excuse. If you haven’t figured out that thinking that way allowed a culture where abuse was okay too, you’d better re-think, and think deep. It’s not okay. To the women who put their Me Too moment behind them, that’s good, that’s how you coped, but it still happened and it wasn’t okay in the first place, and it’s not okay for our children and our grandchildren. Times Up!

I took advantage of the strangely warm weather to go outside and dead-head my mums. The day-lilies are next, but my trash was full, so they have to wait. Then there is my beautiful, large Russian sage. I cut it all the way back last spring, and still it gets bigger and bigger. It absolutely loves the sunny spot where I planted it. If it didn’t have to be cut back every year, (there’s a walk way close by) I wouldn’t even consider removing it, but I’m getting more and more into plants that don’t require work. That begs the next question. What would I replace it with? Ah ha! See, there’s always a catch.

and so it goes…

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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