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To all of the very special people who follow me, I am inordinately grateful for your friendship and support.  In considering how to share some of my other interests, I have decided to create a new site unlinked to this one.

My love and passion for baking, cooking, and creating my own recipes, has made me decide to expand my experiences with WordPress and the supportive community to a site totally dedicated to and for baking enthusiasts.

This location will continue to advocate and highlight on the critical need for and expansive power of Empathy.   Yet, not everyone wants to see both on the same blog.   There is nothing wrong with that; we are all multi-faceted with many emotions and interests.

So, if you would like to find me at a new site (in addition to this one) highlighting cooking and baking, please join me at Bubby Bakes     I would love to have your opinion and hope that it will be the right kind of move for some of you.  If it is not your cup of tea (cooking humor … drumroll) then please share the link with someone who might enjoy, partake,  and who I can have the pleasure to learn from as well.

Thank you, as ever, for your kindness and encouragement.  Please know that I send mine to you as well.


You are so welcome here!



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Leftovers Sandwich.”


People do not gossip to share another’s virtue and extol their incredible humanity.

Empathy comes in many forms. But when poisonous half-truths and embellished lies are said behind someone’s back, they cannot be recovered. We can destroy a person with a few lines shared with many people.

A person can work hard his whole life or turn his life around from a tragic situation. Those with mental disorders or drug addiction fight to heal and become stronger, better, and more able and empathetic to others who have shared the battle. Those who have known loss can understand the depth of someone else’s grief. Those who have committed a crime have spent their time in prison, expressed remorse, and having been rehabilitated, want to be given a fair chance to begin anew.

A struggle is as individual as a fingerprint. You can look at it but it will always be from a distance and not the truth that exists deep within. A few bitter words can dash dreams or personal growth. Your words can cast them back to the saddest and most difficult fight of their lives. Those who hear the negativity will absorb it as truth, obtained from someone that they trust, thinking that it could never be false.

A moment’s authority, validation, attention-seeking, or wallowing in someone else’s drama, can literally destroy another’s life. Doors and minds will close and the person whose value you destroyed will never even know why.  Also, those things you said, the conspiratorial whispers of gossip, will always come back one way or another. What will people say about you behind your back?

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