Author Archives: Groovybird

About Groovybird

I am a child of the 60's. There was an atmosphere during that era that unfortunately no one but those of us who were there can appreciate, but each generation has their own gifts, talents and things to teach one another that are born out of our own unique experiences. I've created this blog to share my joys, concerns, hopes, fears, dreams, and stuff I just think is really cool. I love this country. People have DIED to keep her free and DIED just to call her home. If you ask me, that makes all of us that live in America privileged to be here. I am the mom of two great kids, 17 and 21, and a pit-bull. I am a visionary, bohemian, an artist, a realtor, and a nerd. I believe that growing older is mandatory but growing up is optional. I have a soft spot for kids, old people and animals. I love painting, fairs, flea markets, amusement parks, music, nature, candles, windchimes, stained glass, and Mexican food.

Be Careful What You Wish For America(Lifehouse’s “Everything”)

Over the past few days I felt compelled to create this movie about Jesus and the state of America. It’s not another fluffy Jesus movie. It’s beautiful in the beginning, but later you’ll find yourself fastening your seatbelt and locking your tray … Continue reading

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Employers Require Drug Testing For Employees. Why Isn’t There Drug Testing To Qualify For Public Assistance?

I have a beef. This isn’t a new beef. I’ve actually had this beef for quite some time, so I’m taking this opportunity to vent. I have worked at a handful of jobs in my day, and every time I was accepted … Continue reading

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Racism – Alive And Well In The 21st Century

 Article first published as Racism – Alive And Well In The 21st Century on Blogcritics. Let me give you a little history before I dive into this subject with both feet. I was raised in the burbs of Minneapolis, MN. from … Continue reading

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Who Decided How Grown Ups Ought To Act?

When we’re children, we don’t know much. We don’t know that there are certain times we’re supposed to be hungry. (when I was out playing my mom always had to holler at me to come home for supper) We don’t know what boundaries are for . (I’ve … Continue reading

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The Awesome Michael Jackson

Who’d have thought that an average little kid from Gary, Indiana would become a household name. As you know, waves of controversy pounded Michael off and on over all the years of his life. I always liked his hits on the radio and thought he was an amazing … Continue reading

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Don’t call the Maytag Repair Man Until You Read This-

I’ve had my washing machine for about 3 years now and it’s been a good one. Then about 6 months ago I went to put the Downy in and realized that the agitator had quit agitating. Upon closer inspection, I found … Continue reading

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Need A Lift? Here Are Some Unique, Uplifting Sayings To Give You A Head Start!

I LOVE this! (View the original article here) These are excerpts from a book by Regina Brett. I’ve heard some of them before but I loved finding them all together in one place. I printed them off and hung them … Continue reading

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