I’m marking all Fairstein books on Goodreads and at Amazon as OPPOSED TO READING because I am morally opposed to her, her past work as an unjust, racially biased prosecutor for NYC and for her continued insistence that the Central Park Five are guilty despite a confession to the contrary and DNA proof that clears these men. Fairstein is so racist and morally reprehensible that she insists that if they did not do that crime, which they did not, then they should rot in jail for other crimes that they “might” have committed. THIS is everything that is wrong with the American Justice System. SHE is everything that is wrong with the American justice system. I admit that I have read one of her books and I found her fictional character so sickening and against my morals and values as a human being that I never read another. There are many popular “thriller” authors whom I have turned away from because of their moral views being morally bankrupt. Thankfully Fairstein has lost her publishing contract. I do hope she is not given another.
On this Saturday as many are gathering to celebrate a holiday that is meant to be full of hope, I could not think of a more appropriate song to share with you than this amazing collaboration between Sheryl Crow and the late, iconic Johnny Cash: REDEMPTION DAY
Crow says about the duo, “I think he would’ve loved it. I think people have forgotten what an outspoken American he was,” she says, noting his activism around issues like the Vietnam War, Native American rights, and prison reform. “I think he would be having none of this right now. I think he would be aghast. This is not the America that I think he would feel proud of. He was so outspoken and so courageous about what he believed in.”
I hope you enjoy this song. What are you listening to this weekend? Sounds of nature? Kids hunting eggs? Or your favorite music? I’d love to know! Have a beautiful weekend!
Saturdays here in Indiana often revolve around reading and nature, reading and music, reading and rehabilitating our Victorian home, reading in the park, reading about the history of our state or a famous person from Indiana. Or just music. Generally there always are sounds that accompany what we are doing despite people often saying “it’s so quiet and relaxing in your home without a television.” Yes, it is, except there are sounds all around us. I thought I would share some of those sounds with you and I would love it if you would share some of yours with me – from nature to your family to your favorite music. What does your Saturday sound like?
This is our favorite park in Indiana, Spring Mill Creek. I love to visit this time of year when the birds are nesting and the creek is full, but not yet flooding, which it will be soon. Click the photo below to hear the wonderful, relaxing sounds… Happy Saturday!
I spend my day surrounded by furbabies. If I’m reading or writing reviews, then you can count on one or all of these guys being by my side or, more likely on top of me. I thought I would share them with you today in honor of National Pet Day.
The orange, black and white cats are brothers from the same litter. They are 16 years old. The ginger one lives with my daughter. I promise I’m not quite the crazy cat lady but I have been in the past. Sam, the grey cat, is our baby. Humphrey, the Jack Russell, is the boss of them all, and of me. Thank you for letting me share. I’d love to see your furbabies!
Well, yes, that just about sums up my Saturday. I’m off to a book fair in the next county. I’ll be back later today. In the meantime, have a beautiful day and don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Sunday for Kids!
Today is going to be a spring cleaning, catch up with posts and writing reviews day here at Macsbooks. I hope all of you have a lovely weekend with lots of reading and sunshine!
My son – the cirque performer – is in town while the O show is “dark” this week and the my daughter, the world traveler, will be arriving this weekend. It will be family week here at The Wisteria House. WHOO HOO. I have some posts ready to go but I may be a bit sporadic with comments and replies. You know I love chatting with you and I adore comments and reading your reviews so I WILL catch up in every available moment that I have – I PROMISE!! Please don’t forget me.