I Don’t Think of You As Black – What NOT to Say

I write blog posts sometimes…

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I realize that most of the people who have said “I Don’t Think of You As Black” to me over the years did not mean to be insulting when they said it. Most of them probably saw themselves to be as benevolent as the two cute little girls in the picture above.  I started with that picture because how I viewed life as a child was that people were people.  We were different in a lot of ways: tall, short, skinny, chubby, etc.  The culture of ethnicity never came up for me that much in elementary school (see my blog post about my experiences here).

We grow into our cultural identities, and I don’t think that to be aware of one’s heritage is necessarily a bad thing. The only time it becomes such is when one uses that pride to harm and/or stifle others.  Then there is the…

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My Life Monday – Things I May Have Forgotten to Mention

As I begin my third week of school, I don’t know if I even mentioned on this blog about taking classes in 2015.  So as most of you know already, I will be sailing around the world beginning 2016.  Since prior to July I had never been on anything other than a rowboat in my life, I figured it would be a good idea to get my knowledge in a better place for a WORLD WIDE trip. Hence signing up for the US Coast Guard certified crew member classes at Clatsop County Community College here in Astoria, Oregon.

So that is my life for 2015: learning to be a better sailor!

Thanks for reading! :-)

#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — Thank you! ^_^

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I’ve had this blog for a while now and it’s gone through and is going through a lot of changes. Through all that you have been here and even some of you new people have chosen to join in… so to that I say:

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Thanks to all the people who follow and extra thanks today for the new people!

UsefulSoul
http://jameswadmanblog.com
Kurt
http://survivingthedoom.wordpress.com
fredcolton
http://fredcolton.com
Dennis Cardiff
http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
Alis Jusic
http://bosnianbeautypic.wordpress.com
Tokoni O. Uti
http://beautifulinsanity.wordpress.com
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http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
Daniel von der Embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://successinspirer.wordpress.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
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http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
http://tricksterchase.com
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http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
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http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
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http://namenotimportant86.com

 

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 880 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Sailing Around The World

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I am taking a one-year professional certification in Maritime Sciences and will be shipping out with my friend spring of 2016! Please look at our website! :-)

Rainbow over the West Mooring Basin. Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia River.

Rainbow over the West Mooring Basin. Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia River.

My Life Monday – Blog Ads Blues

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I was switching from this WordPress site which I love to Blogger which is just meh because of the potential to earn money from ads.  I had started a Blogger years ago but wasn’t very active on it (posted only once or twice a year).  The new blogs weren’t eligible for AdSense through Google until after at least 6 months so I figured maybe if I linked all the new blogs to my original blog, that I would be able to earn money sooner. NOPE.  Now my original blog’s AdSense is under review for some reason so I still can’t earn a few extra bucks for the sailing trip around the world.  Hopefully this all works itself out by June so that I can know before I leave in 2016 how much to expect on average from the blog ads.  Or… if my WordPress blogs get to over 1000 followers and have a few dozen hits per day consistently, it may be worth it to pay for a domain name… We’ll see which happens. Wish me luck!  :-)

In the meantime, please check out the new Blogger and let me know what you think!
http://poetrybyniccolea.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for reading this blog!

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http://emunaendeavor.org/

I am taking a one-year professional certification in Maritime Sciences and will be shipping out with my friend spring of 2016! Please look at our website! :-)

Rainbow over the West Mooring Basin. Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia River.

Rainbow over the West Mooring Basin. Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia River.

Money and Poetry

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Please check out my new blog http://poetrybyniccolea.blogspot.com/ and click the ads so that I can earn some extra money for the sailing trip around the world that I will be taking beginning 2016.  Thank you! :-)