"“Don't step into lives that aren't yours, make choices that aren't nourishing, or dance stiffly for years with the wrong partner, or parts of yourself.”
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Future of MeToo
Johnny Depp, it seems, has been vindicated in several areas of the "Court of Public Opinion." His lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, where he is suing her for no less than fifty million U.S. dollars, has shed new light on that which has plagued the media for nearly three years. Now, after so much rage from MeToo protesters about Johnny Depp's continued employment as an actor and musician, people are stepping back, and realizing that yes, Amber Heard just might have lied after all. Not only that, but new evidence points to Amber, not Johnny, as the abusive partner in that relationship.
When Worlds Connect
(c)2018 By Hazel Moon Quick Definition of Words from Planet Sephro: Morlien(MOR-Lee-an): Father Naelia(NAY-lee-ah): Mother Jadai(JAH-day): Children, offspring Grandmorlien: Grandfather Grandnaelia: Grandmother Selian(SEL-ee-an): Brother Gelia(GAY-lee-ah): Sister Kaean(KY-an): Two-legged being on Sephro, much like humans Gaean(GY-an): Female Kaean Solin(SOL-lin): Male Kaean Roki(ROH-kee): Warriors who fight the dangerous beasts known as predators, who prey on the kaean for their food. Shoki(SHOH-kee): Elders past 60 who oversee the planet's trees and other planets, as well as protect Sephro from otherworldly predators while in spirit-travel. Noki(NOH-kee): Parental figures between forty and sixty, who act as counselors as well as farmers who grow and harvest Torli, the Sephron kaean's main sustenence. Ror (roar): Leaders of the planet Head: Leaders of a Clan. Ire: Calming energy the gaean have that they project to the solin to center them and keep them grounded. Ore: Energy the solin have that can cause them to be rather erratic in their emotions, but it is also used to manipulate and trick predators who would otherwise harm the kaean. Solin use Ore as part of their weapons for fighting predators Questioning: The act of flirting by asking someone to walk with them or go on a date. As things grow more serious, it also means asking them to court, or get married.
Johnny Depp - a Survivor, and a Hero
Johnny Depp—actor, musician and humanitarian extraordinaire—is a powerful force who never stops evolving. He is just as relevant today as he was back when Edward Scissorhands hit the silver screen and people really saw what this "pretty boy" could do. Having broken out of the mold of formula, teen magazines, and 21 Jump Street, which of course gave him his start, Johnny made his own way after Edward Scissorhands's success. Since then, he has never stopped. Like Alice Cooper, he is yet another Energizer Bunny. Whether it's a new movie, a tour with the Hollywood Vampires, or a turn onstage playing guitar with a band he's friends with... Johnny Depp just keeps going. You can't keep a good man down.
Fat Shaming—Like Cancer to the Soul
Many women in our society—yes, myself included—have learned to hate our femininity, hate our form, hate our maturity as we grow older, hate our bodies, our minds, deny our wisdom. How many of us women who have a certain amount of extra weight have experienced the following scenario...or similar?
Social Justice Warriors and Narcissism—What Is the Connection?
When I first heard the term "Social Justice Warrior" (SJW), I thought it was a pretty cool name for an activist, until I realized there was a difference between an SJW and a social activist. I then learned that in this day and age, the terminologies for social change have expanded. We now have more labels than we know what to do with.
Music as Communication, Not a Sensation
I sang before I ever talked. Apparently, my uncle Jack was visiting my parents and I started singing "Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel. I'd heard that song numerous times since my parents were huge fans of the duo. Of course, I didn't know how to articulate the words... but I could sing them.
Johnny Depp: A True Artist and Humanitarian
NOTE: This is largely an opinion piece based on research garnered through study of Johnny Depp's career and the recent scandals surrounding him. Sources for much of the information relayed are cited in the links I've shared. Any links that are missing, can be checked by Googling the information itself. I do not claim ownership or first-hand knowledge of anything I wrote here except my own personal speculations and feelings on this influential man who is either loved or reviled by so many millions of people.
Sephro: The Connection
PROLOGUE Sephro is a magical planet, resplendent in beauty and guided by powerful Goddesses and Gods. Earth is broken yet beautiful, enduring, trying to survive. Two different planets which forge a connection so powerful it could strengthen not only Sephro and Earth but every planet, every solar system, every galaxy. And yet they are similar in many ways.
The only way I feel we can make a difference in the world is allow people to be where they are emotionally, even if those emotions aren’t “positive.” In fact, I don’t think the words “positive” and “negative” belong in anything meant to be helpful to ourselves or others. Telling somebody not to be “negative,” promotes conflict and mistrust.