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To my beloved son Christian

In Love on July 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Sarah McLachlan – In the arms of an angel – YouTube

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance

For the break that will make it ok

There’s always some reason to feel not good enough

And it’s hard at the end of the day I need some distraction oh beautiful release

Memories seep from my veins

They may be empty and weightless and maybe I’ll find some peace

tonight In the arms of an Angel

fly away from here

From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie

You’re in the arms of an Angel;

may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn

There’s vultures and thieves at your back

The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies

That you make up for all that you lack

It don’t make no difference, escaping one last time

It’s easier to believe In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness

That brings me to my knees In the arms of an Angel

far away from here

From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie In the arms of an Angel;

may you find some comfort here

You’re in the arms of an Angel;

may you find some comfort here

Sarah Mclachlan – Angel – YouTube

 

A Humans Home is not found on any map, only in the hearts of the people who love him.

 You are always in my heart my beloved son!

your mom

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Kahlil Gibran

In Poetry on July 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Kahlil Gibran sobre los Hijos – YouTube

Kahlil Gibran: Lebanese Artist, Poet and Mystic Pt. 1 of 3 – YouTube

Kahlil Gibran: Lebanese Artist, Poet and Mystic Pt. 2 of 3 – YouTube

Kahlil Gibran: Lebanese Artist, Poet and Mystic Pt. 3 of 3 – YouTube

Gibran Kahlil

In Love on July 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Gibran Kahlil Gibran – 1883-2007 – YouTube

The Story

In Love on July 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Brandi Carlile – The Story (Lyrics) – YouTube

In Love on July 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Beautiful music.

Abba Padre-Ivan Pavao II

In Love on July 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Ivan Pavao II – Abba pater – YouTube

For life- Za Život

In Love on July 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Statutes for Life – Paulo Coelho Quotes – YouTube

 

I learned … That ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I learned … That when you want revenge on someone just let that someone continues to hurt you.

I learned … That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I learned … What’s the easiest way to grow as a person is to surround people smarter than me.

I learned … Serbian resentment and bitterness that when happiness is somewhere else.

I learned … That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your appearance.

I learned … That when your newly born child holds your finger in his little fist I was hooked for life.

I learned … What everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while the airports.

I learned … What is best to give advice in only two circumstances: when they are needed and when life depends.

I learned … That the best classroom in the world is at the foot of an elderly person.

I learned … That when you’re in love, you see.

I learned … That just one person saying to me, “You made ​​me happy!”, Makes you happy.

I learned … That being kind is more important ragione.

Ho of having learned … That you should never say no to a gift made ​​by a child.

I learned … I can always pray for someone when I do not have the strength to help him in some other way.

I learned … That no matter what life requires you to be serious … Everyone needs a friend to play with.

I learned … Sometimes everything one needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I learned … That life is like a roll of toilet paper … The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes away.

I learned … What we should be happy for the fact that God does not give us everything we ask for.

I learned … That money can not buy class. I learned … What are the little daily events to make life so spectacular.

I learned … That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I learned … That the Lord has done all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I learned … That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I learned … That there is nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I learned … That nobody is perfect, until you fall in love.

I learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I learned … That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you’ve lost you. Having said that I would like once more to my father that I loved him before he left.

I learned … What everyone should make their words soft and tender, because tomorrow might having to eat. I learned … I can not choose how to feel, but I can choose what to do with those feelings. Work like you do not need the money love like no one had ever hurt dance like nobody’s watching sing like no one’s the same feeling.

                                                                                          ***************************************************

Ho imparato… Che ignorare i fatti non cambia i fatti.

Ho imparato… Che quando vuoi vendicarti di qualcuno lasci solo che quel qualcuno continui a farti del male.

Ho imparato… Che l’amore, non il tempo guarisce le ferite.

Ho imparato… Che il modo più facile per crescere come persona è circondarmi di persone più intelligenti di me.

Ho imparato… Che quando serbi rancore e amarezza la felicità va da un’altra parte.

Ho imparato… Che un sorriso è un modo economico per migliorare il tuo aspetto.

Ho imparato… Che quando tuo figlio appena nato tiene il tuo dito nel suo piccolo pugno ti ha agganciato per la vita.

Ho imparato… Che tutti vogliono vivere in cima alla montagna ma tutta la felicità e la crescita avvengono mentre la scali.

Ho imparato… Che è meglio dare consigli solo in due circostanze: quando sono richiesti e quando ne dipende la vita.

Ho imparato… Che la miglior aula del mondo è ai piedi di una persona anziana.

Ho imparato… Che quando sei innamorato, si vede.

Ho imparato… Che appena una persona mi dice, “mi hai reso felice! “, ti rende felice.

Ho imparato… Che essere gentili è più importante dell’aver ragione.

Ho imparato… Che non bisognerebbe mai dire no ad un dono fatto da un bambino.

Ho imparato… Che posso sempre pregare per qualcuno, quando non ho la forza di aiutarlo in qualche altro modo.

Ho imparato… Che non importa quanto la vita richieda che tu sia serio… Ognuno ha bisogno di un amico con cui divertirsi.

Ho imparato… Che talvolta tutto ciò di cui uno ha bisogno è una mano da tenere ed un cuore da capire.

Ho imparato… Che la vita è come un rotolo di carta igienica… Più ti avvicini alla fine, più velocemente va via.

Ho imparato… Che dovremmo essere contenti per il fatto che Dio non ci dà tutto quel che gli chiediamo.

Ho imparato… Che i soldi non possono acquistare la classe.

Ho imparato… Che sono i piccoli avvenimenti giornalieri a fare la vita così spettacolare.

Ho imparato… Che sotto il duro guscio di ognuno c’è qualcuno che vuole essere apprezzato e amato.

Ho imparato… Che il Signore non ha fatto tutto in un giorno solo. Cosa mi fa pensare che io potrei?

Ho imparato… Che ogni persona che incontri merita d’essere salutata con un sorriso.

Ho imparato… Che non c’è niente di più dolce che dormire coi tuoi bambini e sentire il loro respiro sulle tue guance.

Ho imparato… Che nessuno è perfetto, fino a quando non te ne innamori.

Ho imparato… Che la vita è dura, ma io sono più duro.

Ho imparato… Che le opportunità non si perdono mai, qualcuno sfrutterà quelle che hai perso tu. Che desidererei aver detto una volta in più a mio padre che lo amavo, prima che se ne andasse. Ho imparato… Che ognuno dovrebbe rendere le proprie parole soffici e tenere, perché domani potrebbe doverle mangiare.

Ho imparato… Che non posso scegliere come sentirmi, ma posso scegliere cosa fare con queste sensazioni. Lavora come se non avessi bisogno dei soldi ama come se nessuno ti avesse mai fatto soffrire balla come se nessuno ti stesse guardando canta come se nessuno ti stesse sentendo.

 

Ho imparato – Paulo Coelho – YouTube

Paulo Coelho – L’Amore – YouTube

La storia della matita – Paulo Coelho – YouTube

The history of the pencil – Paulo Coelho – YouTube

The boy watched his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked: “Are you writing a story about us? Is this   a story about me?”.

His grandmother stopped writing, smiled and said to his nephew: ” In fact, I’m writing about you.

However, more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I’d like you to be like her when you grow up.

” The child looked at the pencil, intrigued and saw nothing special. “But it is identical to all the pencils I’ve seen in my life.” “Everything depends on how you look at things.

There are 5 quality in it that if you can maintain, they will always make you a man at peace with the world.

First quality: you can do great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps: We call that hand God, and He will always direct you to His will.

Second quality: when in when I have to stop what I write and use a sharpener. This makes the pencil suffer a little, but eventually it will be sharper. Therefore, endure a little ‘pain, because that will make you a better person.

Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser of mistakes. Understand that correcting something we did not necessarily bad, but something fundamental to keeping us on track.

Fourth quality: what is really important in pencil is not the wood or the outward form, but the graphite that is inside. So you always pay attention to what happens inside you. Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark.

Likewise, know that everything you do in life will leave traces and try to be conscious of every action.

Bolje hereza doktrine nego hereza srca

In Love on July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

 

By Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Better heresy of doctrine than Better Heresy of Doctrine Than Heresy of Heartheresy of heart. — John Greenleaf

Whittier Thomas Carlyle said, “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”

On this point I believe Jesus and Carlyle are in agreement.

Jesus told his disciples that “what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart.” If our hearts are not loving, if we are not following the path of love that our hearts desire, then the utterances of our mouth will be nothing but pure evil, pure hate, pure deceit.

When we cultivate a loving heart we find knowledge — not just knowledge of the world but, more importantly, knowledge of ourselves.

I had a revelation of this fact about a year ago as I was lying, quite naked and vulnerable, on a massage therapist’s table. The therapist was massaging an area of my upper chest when she remarked about how tight I was in that region. She then explained to me the concept in Chinese medicine that the body is divided into seven chakras or power points. The point she was massaging is called the Heart Chakra. Since it was tight she said, “That means you’re not following your heart.” I immediately burst into tears. Those simple words, said in passing by my massage therapist, hit home with me. It made me realize that more than anything else I need to honor what’s in my heart.

I cannot live in any way that is contrary to what I know in my heart to be God’s will for my life. John Greenleaf Whittier gives us the title of this sermon. “Better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart.”

Each of us here tonight knows this saying to be true.

Each of us, because we are sitting in a church as openly GLBT people, alongside our straight allies, knows that we are doctrinal heretics.

But we also know that being doctrinal heretics is better than hiding, denying our true selves, and living a lie that doctrine would have us to live. We’ve heard all the doctrines before. There are doctrines that tell us we are “intrinsically disordered.” There are doctrines that tell us we are “abominations.”

There are doctrines telling us we are unloved by God unless we change our sexuality. All these doctrines are a heresy of our hearts, because, in our hearts we know better. We know the doctrines are wrong. In our hearts, we know there is no disorder in our sexuality. In our hearts, we know we are blessings to God.

In our hearts, we know God loves us no matter what. To choose heresy of doctrine over heresy of heart is what we do when we realize that we are God’s children, beloved and blessed, just as we are as GLBT people ä no matter what the doctrines might say to the contrary.

Just as we have so honestly rejected doctrine in the face of our God-given and God-blessed sexuality, so should we also be honest about other doctrines that do not speak to our heart. Don’t be afraid to examine your faith or your beliefs.

If doctrines do not speak to your heart, do not hesitate to discard them. Doctrines were developed centuries ago to assist people in learning more about God and how to worship God. Just because doctrines are old does not make them true for all eternity

. If doctrines of yesterday cause your heart to stumble today take Whittier’s advice and commit a heresy of doctrine before you commit a heresy of heart. But, maybe that begs the question how do we know what is in our hearts?

How do we cultivate that heart of love that will express itself in the words that we speak? How do we discover what path our hearts should tread?

Buddhist monk, Jack Kornfield, in his book “A Path with Heart” gives us a starting place in answering that question. Above all, he advises, any path we choose should “have heart.” Think deeply about the path your life is on right now. Is it a path that fills your heart with joy and anticipation of each new day?

Or is it a path that fills your heart with dread as each new day begins? If your heart feels heavy as you go through each day ä then the path you’ve chosen isn’t one with heart.

My massage therapist would probably find your heart chakra very tight.

Jesus tells us that where our treasure is, there will our hearts be also. That sounds wonderful, but there’s a warning there, too.

Think carefully.

What do you treasure? Do you treasure your partner, your job, your house, your car ä money? Wherever our treasure is our hearts will be there.

But are we treasuring the right things?

If we treasure relationships over God, or money over God, or any material thing over God, our hearts are treasuring the wrong things.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:37 that we must “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.” Listen to that verse carefully. We’re told that we must love God not only with our minds and our souls but also with our hearts!

If our treasure is God there will our hearts be also. This is the key to finding that path with heart.

First we must discover what it is our heart treasures.

If our heart treasures anything above God then we are in danger of being on a path without heart. The path worth pursuing is a path with heart. A path with heart has God as its center as its ultimate treasure where our hearts “sanctify Christ as Lord.” Don’t worry that your path may seem very different from someone else’s path. We are not all called to walk the same path.

Even if we all keep God as the center of that path, our paths may look very different, even contradictory to someone else’s path.

That doesn’t matter let no one tell you you’re on the wrong path if you know in your heart that you are where God has led you to be!

No one can map out your path but you and God. If your heart treasures God above all else then your path will be made clear.

So we must then begin a process of letting go.

This is our first step on our spiritual path. We must let go of false treasures. Let go of our heart’s desire for relationships, money, cars, houses and jobs.

I say this is a process ä and often it is a long process a daily process of reorienting ourselves to God.

But we must dedicate ourselves to walking this path with heart.

It’s difficult in our busy lives to even think about beginning a process of letting go. With so many activities filling our daily calendars, how can we even think of letting go of the material stuff that consumes us? How do we find the time in our busyness to stop and consider whether we’re even on the right path to begin with? And do we really want to let go at all?

Isn’t it, after all, the things around us that make us important, that fill us with a sense of self?

Yes, often it is the things around us that make us important, but that’s the point it shouldn’t be like that. What makes us important is our heart and what it treasures.

If it treasures things, our spiritual path is empty, heartless. If it treasures God above everything, then and only then, can our paths full of heart.

I have very recently begun the practice of meditation.

I am still a novice at this practice easily distracted by the daily chores of living but so far it’s been interesting to spend 10 or 20 minutes each morning simply sitting and breathing ä realizing the fullness of life and contemplating my heart and its path. Finding time to be still in our busy lives is important if we are to truly locate that path that our heart longs to be on.

Many may feel that even taking the time to do so is a waste of time time that could be spent doing something more outwardly productive.

Maybe but I’ve found that those outwardly productive things still get done even if I spend time in meditation.

As the old saying goes, rarely do people come to the end of their lives and wish they had spent more time at work. Instead, we tend to ask — Did we live well?

Did we spend enough time with our friends and family?

Did we love well?

Our spiritual practice our goal of finding that path with a heart begins when we stop to take inventory of how precious our lives are, and whether we’re spending our time wisely.

Kornfield recommends a simple meditation for this that I’d like us all to take a minute to do.

If we want to discover how to live well, we must reflect on our lives.

I’d like everyone to close their eyes and just reflect on this moment in their lives and then think back. Cast your memory back across your whole life and bring to mind two good deeds that you have done, two things that you did that were good. They need not be grandiose; let whatever wants to arise show itself. In picturing and remembering these good deeds, also become aware of how these memories affect your consciousness, how they transfo rm the feelings and state of the heart and mind, as you see them.

“In Buddhist practice, one is urged to consider how to live well by reflecting on one’s death.

The traditional meditation for this purpose is to sit quietly and sense the tentativeness of life.

After reading this paragraph, close your eyes and feel the mortality of this human body that you have been given.

Death is certain for all of us — only the time of death is yet to be discovered.

Imagine yourself to be at the end of your life — next week or next year or next decade, some time in the future.

Now cast your memory back across your whole life and bring to mind two good deeds that you have done, two things that you did that were good.

They need not be grandiose; let whatever wants to arise show itself. In picturing and remembering these good deeds, also become aware of how these memories affect your consciousness, how they transform the feelings and state of the heart and mind, as you see them.

” Let’s take some time now to do this meditation. I’ll admit this exercise was rather hard for me when I first read it.

Of course, Whosoever immediately comes to mind.

The magazine, by all accounts, has been a good deed and has helped hundreds of people that I know about and probably thousands that I don’t know about. But, my other good deed that came to mind was very small ä it was the times I have lent money to friends in need without the expectation of ever having it paid back.

In truth, I’ve been paid back many times over by God’s blessings on my life.

The money isn’t important.

What were some of your deeds that arose?

Would anyone like to quickly share just some of their thoughts?

Just tell us a phrase that came to mind like mine would be “loaning money.

” What this meditation shows us, Kornfield says is that, “the things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand.

They are the moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way.

These moments of touching and being touched can become a foundation for a path with heart “

When we do these good deeds when we reach out to those around us without thought for our own good, our own comfort these are the moments when we have made God our treasure.

These are the moments in which we have loved God with our hearts, not just our minds and our souls.

These are the moments we should meditate on the moments we should seek to multiply as we continue on our spiritual journey.

You will find this spiritual path difficult because along the way there will be so many people who will try to dissuade you from following this path.

More often than not I’ve found such people to be those of a more right-wing thinking who believe there is only one path that the heart must tread theirs of course.

A path that strictly adheres to doctrines, no matter what the heart may say.

Those on the religious right tell us that by following our hearts we will end up in hell sentenced to eternal damnation.

They’ve made up doctrines saying it’s so! They’ve convinced a good many [too many!] of our GLBT brothers and sisters that it’s true!

They’ve held many of our brothers and sisters hostage with outdated doctrines and dogma.

They’ve made these people so afraid of God’s wrath that they willingly commit heresy of heart to avoid any appearance of heresy of doctrine.

We in the GLBT community are not innocent of these charges either. Even within many GLBT congregations, doctrines can become so strong that people will commit heresy of heart easily before they’ll go against any doctrine the church or congregation teaches.

But, it is our hearts that God desires not our adherence to doctrines!The Psalmist invites God to “search me and know my heart.” God knows our hearts God knows our paths [And, remember, not all of our paths are the same. We must respect each other’s path for if it is a path with heart, they all lead to God.]

Since God knows our hearts and our paths then we cannot find a place where God is not.

We can run from the path with heart we can choose a life of trying to hide from God or we can stop now, and listen to what our hearts are telling us.

Our hearts long for God ä for that path where God walks with us.

Let no one tell you that you have no right to walk that path as the person you are.

God knows your heart! God knows your path!

If a doctrine of the church or a doctrine of society stands between you and your heart’s path, remember “better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart.”

The Dyke Diagnostic Manual

In Love on July 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

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The Dyke Diagnostic Manual: A U-Haul Experience! This tongue-in-cheek book is absolutely hilarious! Read the first chapter for free at: http://lnkd.in/Gc8_zH – then buy it on Amazon or Kindle. Enjoy! | LinkedIn

The Dyke Diagnostic Manual: A U-Haul Experience! This tongue-in-cheek book is absolutely hilarious! Read the first chapter for free at: http://lnkd.in/Gc8_zH – then buy it on Amazon or Kindle. Enjoy! Deborah Cooper wrote: This is a fantastic book! It manages to be hysterically funny as well as being all too true. I am Co-President of Gaylesta, the LGBTQ Psychotherapy Association, and after reading it, I contacted Mickey about doing an event together to promote her book. We are working towards this happening in the fall. So happy to see it posted here! I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It should be required reading for every aspiring therapist who works with lesbians. Or is one. http://www.purplebookspublishing.com lnkd.in

 Amazing first chapter.I do agree with Mrs.Deborah Cooper totally.I would highly recommend to all my friends to read this book

Insert from this book:

” The Development of the Manual
Over the years, the author been a participant
observer of lesbian culture in two very different locations
in the United States; one a rural Midwestern college town
and the other a multicultural urban environment; a “gay
mecca.” Although there are some differences by
geography, she has been surprised to find many similarities
in the types of dysfunctions that dykes displayed in both
locations, and across many other differences such as age,
race, ethnicity, national origin, education, income level and
so on. These similarities suggest that many of these
disorders appear to represent universal (or at least U.S.)
dyke pathologies. The author used a highly scientific multimethod approach to gathering data for this manual. For
example, she has over 30 years of copious field notes with
details about the unique behaviors of lesbians collected in
such diverse locations as lesbian brunches, a widespread
lesbian social practice for building community, and dog
parks, a sub-cultural phenomenon representing lesbian
bonding with their canine friends.
Like the DSM, this classification system was built
via careful review of the dyke scholarly literature,
conducting original ethnographic research, designing and
carrying out experimental studies, running focus groups, and assembling expert panels. Funding for these studies
came from the Dycology Academy Collective through
years of vegan bake sales and begging for donations at
lesbian music festivals. Colleagues and readers of the first
version of the DDM, published in the Journal of Lesbian
Studies in 2010, suggested new categories and/or helped to
hone the existing diagnoses. The Dycology Academy
Collective hopes that future readers will continue to add to
these diagnostic categories for the benefit of lesbians
everywhere who only want stable and drama-free
relationships. Learning to identify these syndromes early on
may help lesbians to avoid some of the relationship
problems that stem from getting involved with an afflicted
dyke or inflicting one’s own pathologies on an
unsuspecting girlfriend. Those affected lesbians may
recognize themselves in these categories and seek help
before initiating another disastrous relationship. Lesbians,
as a whole, tend to be receptive to therapy (for one
exception, see DDM18b), so there is no stigma associated
with seeking the help of a professional or quasiprofessional who is familiar with these uniquely lesbian
conditions. On the other hand, counseling from a
heterosexual professional who is not versed in these
disorders may result in misdiagnoses with potentially
disastrous consequences. For example, heterosexual male
psychologists are ill prepared to deal with lesbian couples
that come to therapy for the purpose of improving their
relationships with their respective exes. Heterosexual
therapists are generally uneducated about dyke dynamics,
although metrosexual counselors are a somewhat more
knowledgeable. The metrosexual and the professional
counselor who watches at least one hour of television per
day may know about some of these conditions, such as the
U-Haul Syndrome (see DDM 7), but will be totally
unaware of more subtle lesbian disorders. Consumers need
to be warned to look for the lesbian seal of approval when
they seek a therapist. Better yet, they should look for a
copy of this book on the therapist’s shelf.This manual has several parts. The next section
outlines the history of dycology, a newly emerging
academic discipline dedicated to the study of lesbian
psychology. There are many cultural differences in how
women are raised and are taught to think of themselves, so
this book focuses on the U.S. experience and may not
generalize to dykes from other parts of the world.
Diagnostic systems are imperfect and are often based on
generalizations. In reality, every dyke is different and
unique. The author, for example, is biased by her own
socialization in youth as a white, working class, rural, stoic
Scandinavian from a country-music playing, gun rack on
the pickup truck, passive-aggressive, don’t ask, don’t tell
culture. As an adult, she lived in a slightly more diverse,
liberal community with a strong lesbian feminist leaning
subculture, and over the years, became a highly educated
academic, softball-playing, theory-spouting, multipleserial-monogamist soft butch dyke. She is now middleaged, if she lives to be 116 as she intends. This manual is
the product of her elder-dykehood wisdom years, but she
has not yet observed all subsets of the lesbian community
or witnessed every nuance of dyke drama. Keep this
disclaimer in mind as you read the manual.
The DDM has been designed to be helpful to many
different audiences, including lesbian therapists, lay
advisers, ordinary lesbians, and new immigrants to dyke
communities. Hopefully, this manual can serve as a useful
introduction to U.S. lesbian behavior for newcomers to the
states who need advice for overcoming the tremendous
culture shock of immigrating to a U.S. dyke community.
Think of it as the traveler’s guide to U.S. dyke culture,
including common language, customs, rituals, and food
preferences. It contains maps of the lesbian emotional
terrain, notes hazardous areas to avoid when visiting, and
suggests the off-the-beaten path must-see locations. For
example, everyone should witness a lesbian music or
cultural festival at least once in the lifetime to be a wellrounded human being. Similarly, no one can truly
understand dyke culture without viewing at least three really bad lesbian-made romance films. To protect the
author’s safety, these films will not be named. For readers
not born in the U.S., or new to the lesbian community, a
glossary of terms has been provided at the back of the
manual, as the idiom of dyke communities can be quite
perplexing to a newcomer.
Cautionary Note
There is one important similarity between the DSM
and the DDM. DSM diagnostic categories are based on the
premise that if the behavior does not cause significant
distress to the individual or her relationships, or affect her
ability to work and live independently, the behavior does
not represent pathology. The same concept applies here. Do
not send the author a threatening note about how “normal”
your behavior is, if you find yourself reflected in one of
these conditions. Also, remember not to shoot the
messenger if you see a disturbing truth about yourself in
this manual. This manual is not intended to judge, merely
to educate, and perhaps, to entertain.
THE DYKE DIAGNOSTIC MANUAL
Third Edition Revised (DDM III-R)
Mickey Eliason, PhDyk
Print ISBN: 978-0-9850986-8-1
E-book ISBN: 978-0-9850986-9-8
If you enjoyed this chapter, you may purchase the book on
Amazon and Kindle

In Love on July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Amazing article about the ultimate sacrifice man can do to protect their love ones.Read and be blessed!

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Women Who Survived Theater Shooting Grieve for Hero Boyfriends – ABC News

“Of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shooting, four of them were men who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their girlfriends. Now, each of these women are struggling to come to terms with both their grief and their gratitude.”

I appreciate ABC News running this story. But I wish they had resisted the urge to drag in “experts” to try to “explain” what is in reality the best that’s in us. In my opinion, all they succeeded in doing with these experts was to devalue these heroes and their sacrifice.

I think the reason why thirty percent of the people who died in Denver were men who gave their lives to protect their women is both simple and obvious: It is how God made them.

If I had to find one story that capsulizes why…

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