Severed the Chain - Deactivated Twitter Account & Podcast Update

There has been so much change upheavel and turmoil over at Twitter since musk has taken over. But turmoil has always been the name of the game as that platform has been just a bastion of hate & terror. Don't get me wrong, twitter games, live tweeting shows, black twitter, #caturday have all been fun. As well as being a part of a movement or live tweeting during disasters. So, as much as twitter is a pustule on society it also was a great place to hang out, connect with "a" community and be on the cusp of current events. My experience with the platform since I originally joined in 2011 has been rocky, like I've spent more time on rough seas than on peaceful shores. And it really became obvious when I realized how much I was clenching my jaw when I read twitter and how peaceful my other handles on twitter were, the onese where I barely tweeted and only followed certain brands. It was night and day. Besides the constant crazy from Elon Musk and watching the dumpster

Is Meghan Markle Using the Victim Card?

Suicidal Ideation is not Victimhood Marjorie Wallace , the Chief Executive of the charity SANE , which she founded in 1986, states Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is playing the victim card for sharing when she had suicidal ideation . Shaming a person for having a mental health crisis is profane. And is a more scurrilous thing for the founder and leader of a mental health charity to say.  On SANE's website they list their vision, aims and mission .  And states that one of their goals is: Influencing policy and public attitudes by increasing understanding of mental illness How can you be focused on promoting mental health awareness, policy and understanding for the past 26-27 years and then shame and other, not just the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, but the entirety of people dealing with and managing various mental health conditions. She has effectively silenced them and said if you speak up about having suicidal ideation you are playing the victim card . An extremely b

Get Up and Get Out

 Tuesday Morning, January 17, 2023, I got up and got out.  I watched a YouTube video a few months back where the speaker spoke about breaking habits and pushing past the guilt, among other things, by just doing one simple thing when you wake up in the morning. Get Out and Walk. Not a marathon, not a sprint or a jog, just go for a walk. Then come back in the house and tackle one thing. I have cats so I can't get up and go out immediately. I have to tend to my furbabies first, get them fed, let them out and then go out. I told myself before I went to sleep Monday night to just get out when you wake up. I'd done it before and I loved it, then I got distracted, stopped and fell back into old patterns.  Tuesday morning I really wasn't in the mood to go for a walk. Even though walking is one of my favorite pastimes. I told my self to walk to the bridge (where the creek is) and come back. My body was achy from sitting all day Monday. Because for the second day in a row I got up an

Stay Tuned: New Podcast Series on Conditioning

The first series on my new Podcast: Tanya Talks, will focus on conditioning. I've tweeted about it in the past. Conditioning has occurred in the USA since before its founding. We're going to talk about what it is, who benefits from it, and the ensuing culture war in the US. Stay Tuned. The Launch of Tanya Talks will be 🔥 #Conditioned

Nuclear War

The rhetoric from Putin. The continual launching of test bombs by North Korea, and China's constant baiting of the US, while they are prepping for a large scale invasion has me wondering will WWIII occur in my lifetime? Heck will it happen within the next ten years?

Tanya Talks™ Podcast - Coming Soon

 Podcast Coming Soon Hey y'all I am chomping at the bit working on a podcast. It takes a village, but since I don't have one, I am gonna jack of all trades this thing!  Presently I am working on securing a host - testing out a few platforms now before I decide on one.  Topics As for the topics, I'm mapping out the podcast content. Y'all know this blog is a mixture of current events and life stuff so that podcast will be that too. It will be topical in nature and organic. So #StayTuned

Let's Talk about Flooding in Houston

When I moved back to the Houston Area in 2014 I was quickly reminded that Houston, Harris County and the surrounding counties flood. Not a little flood, but major drastic floods. And why do they flood? Simple answer, greed. Humans have been on this planet for thousands of years. Some even believe for millions of years. However long humans have been on this planet, it has been long enough that they should understand the basics of ecosystems, geology, and how water works. European settlers in the Americas and Australia did not respect the land and as consequence they have caused great harm to the lands they migrated to. Why did this happen? They did not observe, respect, and retain how the local indigenous people treated the land. Instead they brought with them practices that worked for them in Europe. And many instances there was nothing wrong with that, except in many areas where the ecology, geography, climate and topology was drastically different from what they knew and experienced

Created New Professional Twitter Account

In June I posted that I permanently deleted my personal twitter account that I had since 2011. And I do not intend to create another personal account. However, I did create a brand account for Tanya Talks on twitter. My handle is @TalksTanya . Tanya Talks on Twitter Microblogging should complement this blog and the podcast and anything else that spins out from this venture. I'll make sure not to mention lice since Twitter LOVES lice. Follow @TalksTanya

Come Thou Fount (Official Music Video) | Celtic Worship

Today's Mood. The hymn, Come Thou Fount, is one of my favorites. It was just ringing in my spirit this morning. I prefer the traditional way the hymn is sung and the Celtic Worship Group sings it beautifully. May you be blessed.  

I Did A Thing: Building a Patio

I built a patio with my own hands and strength. Yup, I did this thing, and I am a rock star! I extended my existing builder brick patio by approximately 200 sqft with pavers from Pavestone , style: Panorama , color: travertine. I'm planning to get my lawn aerated the end of June, once that is done, I will finish the patio area by adding top soil and sod where the patio ends so there is a smooth transition from the patio to the lawn and you won't see the edging. Drama Why did I choose the build the patio myself in 90 degree heat in Houston, TX? Well a few years ago, I planned to extend my patio with concrete. I wanted the concrete to be colored, not stained, but colored throughout the same color as the grout in the bricks on my existing patio so that it would be cohesive. And with a brick surround, so it flowed nicely.  I also wanted to create a walkway on the side of my house, plain concrete.  All of the quotes I received were 2 - 3 times what I estimated. So, I did not go forw