122 Responses to “Life Advice”

  1. 2 jer44
    September 6, 2021 at 11:44 am

  2. 3 tnmtngirl1
    September 6, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Good morning, TOD. Thanks for new post, NW. 💙

    I get stronger each day though there are lingering affects. Still tire easily. Still have night sweats that interrupt my sleep. Last two days, had to keep using my emergency inhaler even though 02 levels are great. Kept taking deep breaths every few minutes. The inhaler helped!

    Taking our granddaughter to our neighborhood pool this afternoon. She is excited and ready!

  3. 10 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    • September 6, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      What are they protesting….

    • September 6, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      Why do the police always seem not to know what to do if white folks are the ones protesting…now just imagine their stance if this black folks protesting

    • 14 todjey
      September 6, 2021 at 9:32 pm

      We have an election in 2 weeks. A group of protesters have been following Trudeau around … today some of them even threw stones at him while he was getting in his bus.

      Polls apparently are showing that the Conservatives are leading… which is a shame. The left is split here … liberals and the NDP… vote split gives the Tories a win. Very stupid but here we are (always have been).
      The leader for the Tories has been flip flopping saying he will reverse assault rifle (??) ban which the Liberals currently have in place.

      I think the protesters are being paid to protest. Why would anyone be stupid enough to protest at hospitals?
      And at campaign stops — targeting only Trudeau.

  4. September 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm

  5. September 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    • September 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      I think that Americans do know what is needed…but i do not know if white America is willing to sacrifice..to give up their privilege…or are courageous enough to do what is needed to save our democracy and bring about A More Perfect Union…

      • 20 ggail44
        September 6, 2021 at 10:31 pm

        Sadly Sheila, too many of the “good white folks” would rather not have to face this “constant” reminder. It’s easier for them to escape to a cabin or lake and relax. They fail to realize that we Black folks can NEVER take a day off to just “forget”. And that if they would help us, we could bend this arc of justice a little bit more and quicker. The small bright light shining in the distance is the younger generation that is coming of Voting age. They are actively engaged. So, let’s keep hope alive 💖

  6. September 6, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Frank Schaeffer on The ReidOut
    “MSNBC’s Joy Reid on One-on-One interview with Pastor Frank Schaeffer on the Texas abortion law
    and how Schaeffer analyzes how the US Evangelicals are the American Taliban
    and his explanation how the Christian Right was never a religious movement.”

    –imo the important interview not to miss.

    • September 6, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      “Wherever you touch it, the evangelical movement is no longer the one that my dad and I tried to
      talk into radicalism. And sadly were too successful in doing back in the `70s.
      Today and I want to say this again, there is no evangelical political movement.
      There is a new American Taliban, and their goal is theocracy.
      Which means to take our religious beliefs, which for them are Old Testament law, not Christianity,
      and force secular Americans, non-evangelical Americans, progressive Americans, women,
      people of color into that box.”

  7. 23 jer44
    September 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm

  8. 25 pkayden
    September 6, 2021 at 6:45 pm

  9. September 6, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Part of my speech at Nephew’s wedding, poetry part. It’s life, Auntie’s love for couple. Hope okay to drop this here & share the love, & quirky roadmap of love & life!😘


    Your toes and feet will dip into water
    And touch pebbles,
    Smoothed by histories of ocean waves.
    Pebbles will dance to your toes and feet.
    Feel the magic of those pebbles,
    And orchestrate your dance.

    Your legs will climb mountains and rocks.
    They are love’s reminders,
    Blessed by those who have thrown
    Colorful petals along your paths.
    And as you climb,
    Bless those in your follow.

    Your arms will wade across
    Rivers and Oceans,
    Yet always towards each other.
    Laugh at the nonsensical ripples,
    Appreciating the humor of all.

    Pebbles, Mountains, Rocks, Rivers and Oceans.
    Embrace all the journeys.
    All are a beautiful roadmap of love and life.
    Unconditional Roadmap.

    Keep travelling together.
    Hold each other close,
    With grace,
    And care,
    And love.

    • 27 sjterrid
      September 6, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      Beautiful, Gazelle. Thank you for sharing.

    • 29 mtmarilyn
      September 6, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      That is so beautiful. What a gift you gave to them.

      • September 6, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        MT, when they asked me to speak at their wedding back in January, I was so touched. Nephew is my late brother’s son. Knew he’d be sorely missed. So worked it, until the Celebrant wanted all in advance! Sent it to her, & she was blown away. I was supposed to be first speaker, she changed program so that my speech would end the service. Didn’t know that until I got there, to venue! My friends in our Chips land gave thumbs up. 😇

        BTW, fell in love w/ Chips land. Beautiful folks, real & humorous, tight families, gorgeous part of land I was visiting. Hard to leave. Amazing hiking areas, & then pubs in every village! 😂 🍻 (You might have to go beyond one village to find a grocery store, but there’s a pub in every village! 😜) But most of all were the lovely folks I met along the way! Yup I was an honorary villager! 😇😂 I could easily hang out there again. Again, hard to leave. My friends in Chips land totally spoiled me! 😘💞

        • 31 mtmarilyn
          September 7, 2021 at 11:47 am

          Gazelle, this is such a special place! All of our TODders have a caring for all people.

          You need to write more for us. You have a very special gift.

          • September 7, 2021 at 4:54 pm

            Indeed, MT! My TOD Fam is my every day joy & safe place from MSM stoopid noise! Y’all keep me sane.

            I’m always never satisfied w/ my poetry/prose. I nit-pick every word, turn of phrase, etc. Am working on a collection of my poems, prose (some have been published), life’s observations, etc. Funny, quirky, yet thru eyes of love of all we really see.

            I’ll definitely let you know my working title for collection of Poetry/prose soon. My idea is so funny, yet real! Finessing poem, whereby title connects. Collection of poems span a few intimate observations thru decades. Thru many continents. 💞

    • 33 whenpamelawandered
      September 7, 2021 at 1:09 am

      Perfect, Gazelle, uplifting and a truly memorable time for all your family..

      No doubt your brother was looking on from a higher place, smiling and wrapping you all in love..


      • September 7, 2021 at 5:09 pm

        Felt him there every step, made sure I got there too! He would’ve had a great laugh at my ending of speech! He loved humor, naughty! Yup, so I quoted a line from Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman:

        Auntie’s unnecessary advice to newlyweds: Always remember to dance together “Like you’ve got diamonds at the meeting of your thighs!” 😜 (Auntie had to say the naughty!) And the place fell out laughing! They never saw that one coming! 😂😜

        • 35 whenpamelawandered
          September 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          Lol! How adorable, what a memorable time for all your family! Bravo! 🕊💕🕯🗝🥂🗝🕯💕🕊

    • 36 Dudette
      September 7, 2021 at 11:51 am

      This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to the new couple and to their amazing Auntie! ❤️

      • September 7, 2021 at 5:24 pm

        Thanks so much, Dudette! My nephew was so nervous that I wouldn’t get there (COVID restrictions & all). Told him no worries, I’ll get there any which way (trains, planes, boats, even sang Oletta Adams song 💃😂)!

        When I finally got to venue hotel & we all met at Pub next door (of course it’s a pub 😇), he gave me biggest hug & gave me a pinch to make sure I was for real, not some kinda techie magic! 😂😂 Auntie doesn’t have that techie, wish I did, tho! 😘💞

  10. 38 pkayden
    September 6, 2021 at 8:54 pm

  11. 41 pkayden
    September 6, 2021 at 10:03 pm

  12. 42 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:13 pm

  13. 43 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    yup. the corrupt msm desperately wants the corrupt traitorous thug back in power.

    • September 7, 2021 at 9:06 am

      .I am soooooo ANGRY about this…HOW DARE THEY…HOW DARE THEY….who are they to question the grief of the President…perhaps they have never had a loss so deep…This is the height of their privilege…

  14. 45 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:24 pm


  15. 46 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm


  16. 47 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    racism trumps all.

  17. 48 ggail44
    September 6, 2021 at 10:34 pm

  18. 49 ggail44
    September 6, 2021 at 10:35 pm

  19. 50 ggail44
    September 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Reason and justification combined with Democratic patriotism

  20. 51 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

  21. 52 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

  22. 53 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    why is this natzi even being covered?

  23. 54 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm


  24. 55 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm

  25. 56 amk for obama
    September 6, 2021 at 11:43 pm

  26. 57 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 12:21 am

  27. 58 pkayden
    September 7, 2021 at 8:43 am

  28. 60 jer44
    September 7, 2021 at 10:02 am

  29. 62 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 10:07 am

    • 63 tnmtngirl1
      September 7, 2021 at 11:18 am

      LOVE this. Good for her. This could very well be my granddaughter…..and she has had COVID. Still wears her mask every day and thinks everyone should wear a mask all the time. She is quite vocal about it.

  30. 64 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 10:11 am

  31. 65 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 10:12 am

  32. September 7, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Thousands of Trump Supporters Answered Bannon’s Call to Seize GOP at Local Level

    “One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump’s supporters to push for overturning the presidential election results was Steve Bannon. “We’re on the point of attack,” Bannon, a former Trump adviser and far-right nationalist, pledged on his popular podcast on Jan. 5. “All hell will break loose tomorrow.” The next morning, as thousands massed on the National Mall for a rally that turned into an attack on the Capitol, Bannon fired up his listeners: “It’s them against us. Who can impose their will on the other side?”
    When the insurrection failed,
    Bannon continued his campaign for his former boss by other means. On his “War Room” podcast, which has tens of millions of downloads, Bannon said President Trump lost because the Republican Party sold him out. “This is your call to action,” Bannon said in February, a few weeks after Trump had pardoned him of federal fraud charges.”

    “Precinct officers are the worker bees of political parties, typically responsible for routine tasks like making phone calls or knocking on doors. But collectively, they can influence how elections are run. In some states, they have a say in choosing poll workers, and in others they help pick members of boards that oversee elections.
    After Bannon’s endorsement, the “precinct strategy” rocketed across far-right media.”

    More: (https://truthout.org/articles/thousands-of-trump-supporters-answered-bannons-call-to-seize-gop-at-local-level/)

    —-cold truth happening now.

  33. 67 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 10:51 am

  34. 68 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I diid covid antibody test today which was 163 U/ml. Anything greater than 0.8 is good. So my double dose vaccine still works after 5 months.

    • 69 tnmtngirl1
      September 7, 2021 at 11:15 am

      YIIPPEE!!!!! Keep it that way. Keep checking those antibodies. I wonder what mine are. Covid breakthrough and an infusion of Regeneron. I can’t have the booster (Pfizer) until at least 90 days from when I got the infusion. We are very grateful that my husband got his booster last week. (Moderna)

      Besides the fatigue, I am finding a number of after affects. The night sweats, UGH! Really disturbs my sleep. Sometimes bad, sometimes minor, but it still wakes me. I never really lost taste or smell, but there’s some foods and drinks that don’t taste “right.” One that is confounding is my left eye. Much of the time, it feels like I either have a stye or am getting one. I keep putting my stye medicine on it and taking a Tylenol. Both help some, but not totally. Of course, no way to know how long any of these will last. I just hope all my strength has returned by early Nov. when my knee surgery is rescheduled. (Should be there right now.)

    • September 7, 2021 at 11:43 am

      great news amk, and thank you.

  35. 71 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. 🙋🏾‍♀️🥰

  36. September 7, 2021 at 11:52 am

    “President Biden traveled to Louisiana (on Friday) to tour the damage left behind by Hurricane Ida.
    Nearly a million people are still without power and the heat index just topped 100 degrees.
    The President met with local leaders and emergency officials. And at a round table with Governor John Bel Edwards, he reiterated the need to address the climate crisis.” (Chris Hayes)

    President Joe Biden:
    “We have a significant piece of legislation, both the Infrastructure Bill and a Budget Reconciliation Bill,
    that calls for significant investment in being able to deal with what is about to come. In other words for example, when you guys are putting back up those high-tension wires again and that’s working, you’re not going to put up the same exact system. You guys are going to have to build it better. And it’s resiliency.”

    “Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia penned an op-ed in the “Wall Street Journal” yesterday
    of all places, calling for a PAUSE to the $3.5 trillion framework which he voted to pass just 3 weeks ago or at least ‘continue ahead’.

    Greg Sargent writing in WaPo
    says Manchin’s move could have dire long-term consequences
    especially if it is not resolved before the November Climate Conference in Scotland.
    Quoting a foreign affairs expert,
    Sargent warns that a lack of commitment to the bill’s clean energy standard would send a signal to the world
    the U.S. isn’t taking this seriously. And would embolden other nations to choose not to engage.

    Sargent here: “Opinion: Joe Manchin’s new threat to destroy Biden’s agenda is worse than it seems”

    • September 7, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Eric Klinenberg, Prof of Sociology, NYU:
      “who has written extensively about the climate crisis is currently leading a major research project on climate change and the future of cities” speaking to Chris Hayes.

      “We have to look granularly now, but we also have to start to look at the big picture.
      This is a once in a lifetime moment we are in right now to turn things around.
      I heard Senator Manchin say, ‘Congress needs to take a pause this week’. But I don’t know how your week was. In New York City it didn’t sure didn’t feel like climate change took a pause.
      In the United States it doesn’t feel like the health crisis has taken a pause. Now is our time to act.”

      “There’s so many disasters that have been invisible.
      We haven’t recognized them.
      In some cases they don’t have spectacular imagery.
      So people die in heat waves not just because it’s very hot, but also because we have a lot of very poor and very old, and very isolated people, who tend to suffer invisibly every day.
      And they’re at risk when a heat wave comes around.

      Why did so many people die in New York City?
      Why did people drown to death in these floods? (40+ people).
      Well it’s partly because we have tens of thousands of people in New York City who live in effectively basement apartments. We call them ‘garden apartments’ euphemistically .
      It’s a story about social class and social protection.

      It has become a line in progressive circles that climate change is a social justice issue. I think that’s absolutely right. But we need to show the substance of that. We can’t just deal with climate as a weather problem. It’s connected to the everyday inequalities that organize American life. And Chris I think that’s why it’s so important that we own up to this moment with a policy agenda.
      You know when I hear some members of Congress say ‘Let’s slow down and put the brakes on infrastructure’ (I hear them saying) ‘Let’s get through this one particular crisis we’re having this month and do everything we can to get back to the status quo. Let’s conserve the order of things now’.
      I think there’s another big rising part of America:
      I think it’s the majority saying “We have seen enough”.

  37. 74 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 11:54 am

  38. 75 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 11:54 am

  39. 78 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

  40. 79 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

  41. 83 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Rest in power Michael K. Williams 🙏🏾😔🕊

    • 84 ggail44
      September 7, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Beautiful. Wendell gave Michael a bouquet of flowers right there 💖💔👏🏾🙏🏾
      Michael K. Williams came and did what he was appointed to do on Earth. He has now received his Heavenly reward. Rest in peace, my brother.

  42. 86 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm

  43. September 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    “Portland, Oregon To Vote on Emergency Resolution
    Banning Trade with Texas
    in Response to Abortion Law”

    “Fauci Slams DeSantis for Being “Completely Incorrect” About Vaccines”

    Lauren Boebert To Be Moved To Democratic District In Proposed Colorado Map
    —-yesss please.

  44. September 7, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Texas abortion ban should wake Democrats up:
    A dystopian hellscape awaits without filibuster reform.

    “Republicans understand that being openly anti-abortion is bad politics. That’s why both Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh pretended, during their confirmation hearings, that they had no intention of overturning Roe — and why shifty Republican politicians like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine pretended to believe them. And it’s why GOP pundits have resorted to gaslighting the public about this decision.”


  45. September 7, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    “Texas Governor Signs Sweeping Law Restricting Voting Rights
    “Gov. Greg Abbott signed GOP-led legislation in Texas that bans 24-hour and drive-through voting, creates harsher voter ID requirements for mail-in voting, and more.”

    • September 7, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Thrilled to hear “that the DOJ will investigate and prosecute anyone
      who interferes with women seeking reproductive health services,
      or who damages facilities that provide it.”
      –thx AG Garland.

      imo, trouble is gop has on the brassy criminal skates, taking advantage every minute of our sweet faith
      in the snailing cogs of the U.S. legal system. What we need is wildfire action that halts and reverses those countless trump moves towards a mafia state…that fit so well with gop plans.

  46. 91 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 1:32 pm


  47. 92 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 1:33 pm

  48. 93 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 1:34 pm

  49. 94 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  50. 95 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 1:35 pm

  51. 96 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 1:36 pm

  52. 97 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm

  53. 98 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 1:43 pm

  54. 99 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 1:46 pm

  55. 100 ggail44
    September 7, 2021 at 1:50 pm

  56. September 7, 2021 at 2:05 pm


    In a statement, former Trump adviser Jason Miller says that after attending the CPAC Brasil conference, his ‘traveling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia’ before being ‘eventually released to fly back to the United States’

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  59. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    September 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm

  60. 107 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    VP votes NO

  61. 109 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 4:16 pm

  62. 110 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Mexico Supreme Court protects women’s rights

  63. 111 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Thread – Brazil’s Bolsonsaro emulates Trump

  64. 112 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 4:23 pm

  65. 113 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 4:28 pm

  66. 116 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm

  67. 117 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 5:29 pm

  68. 118 amk for obama
    September 7, 2021 at 5:35 pm

  69. 120 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    New tennis star on this rise! 🎾
    Way to go Leylah Fernandez!

  70. 122 Dudette
    September 7, 2021 at 5:41 pm

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