Cameras, Bread and Politics

It was a snow day, a frustrating day, a giggly day and, ultimately, a fine day.

It started as expected: no driving south to Whitewater. The roads were icky and, as I understood, littered with cars in the ditch.

And so I started the day by taking photos through my windows and a photo of my beautiful, just-opened Amaryllis – and Abby hugging her teddy. This is her favourite activity: lying on her bed near the fire with her teddy.

Then baking bread and then a small hike to Bannock Point with Simon and both dogs. This was the giggly part of the day. We went out on the awesome trail and then higher and then some bushwhacking – for some reason Simon doesn’t quite trust me when I say the slope is gentle and easy. I can’t understand why not.

At any rate, it was fun and warm and just enough slippery snow to make me fall a couple of times.

As for the politics part of the day – I called the Tennessee Governor – apparently his phone was overwhelmed and I could only leave a message on his voicemail – but I was at least able to express in no uncertain terms that sentencing Cyntoia Brown for 51 years was insane and unjust. Here was a woman, sex trafficked while still a child – killing a man in self-defence – and she gets 51 years! Meanwhile, a rich man with expensive lawyers gets three years of house arrest (pretty much house arrest as he only has to go to prison to sleep) for sexually molesting and raping a string of underage girls. One law for the rich and one for the poor.

If we don’t speak out, nothing changes.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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