Sunday, October 30, 2005

ROSA LOUISE PARKS | 1913-2005: Good-bye, Mrs.

ROSA LOUISE PARKS | 1913-2005: Good-bye, Mrs. Parks

BY CASSANDRA SPRATLING
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

When Rosa Parks refused to get up, an entire race
of people began to stand up for their rights as
human beings.

Her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white
man was a simple act that took extraordinary
courage in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. It was a place
where black people had no rights that white people
had to respect. It was a time when racial
discrimination was so common, many blacks never
questioned it.

At least not out loud.

But then came Rosa Louise Parks.

Jim Crow had met his match.

Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement,
died about 7:20 p.m. Monday at her home in the
Riverfront Apartments in Detroit.

"She went away peacefully," said her longtime
friend and spokesperson, Elaine Eason Steele. Steele
and Parks' physician, Dr. Sharon Oliver, were
with Parks when she died, Steele said.

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Quick Survey

Sometimes these are fun, sometimes they can be stupid. But I took one anyway.


Name: Tara (tah-rah)
Magick/Public Name: Don't have one...
Location: CT
Full Moon or Dark Moon: Full
Read?(If yes, what book(s) are you reading now): I'm currently in the midst of Book of Shadows by Phyliis Curott. I'm also in the middle of Spirit of the Witch by Raven Grimmassi, Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I read when I get the chance as my schedule is quite busy. :)

Favorites
Color:
Tough. I like dark and deep blues, purples and greens. black is good too. :)
Mythological/metaphysical creature: Haven't studies them all. But I like faeries and angels
Pantheon of Gods: Egyptian
Time in history: not sure
Animal: Not sure... I love dogs...
Incense: Egyptian musk...but I strongly prefer oils...
Herb: Not sure...
Stone/crystal: Nut sure...
Beverage: Milk ;D
Food: Not sure...
Form of divination: Not sure...But I do something similar to tarot..it's an Egyptian form of divination...
Music genre: New age (But I love everything)
Movie: Not sure...leaning towards Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Jewelry: Not sure...

Pagan/Wicca/Witch/Other: Just Eclectic.
Solitary/Coven/Magickal Partner: Solitary. Wouldn't mind a group though...
Video/Computer/Board games: Prefer video games. But I'm always finding myself playing The Sims 2. ;D
Tatoos/Piercings: Just the basic one on each ear lobe.
Any Past Lives: Not currently aware of any info about them
Light/Dark: Dark
Madien/Mother/Crone: What's this asking, what I identify myself with or what I prefer to work with or what? Depends on what mood I'm in...
Son/Hero/Father (Child/Father/Spirit): Spirit
Solar/Lunar (day or night person): Depends on the mood.
Most magickal item you posses?: Hmm... never thought of that.
Half Full/Empty: Half Full
Democrat/Republican/Other: Other
Wand/Athame: N/A
Are you male/female: Female
Do you prefer male/female: Depends on what mood I'm in...
Robed/Skyclad: Robed
Patron/Matron Deities: N/A
Last time you cast a spell/ritual/prayer: I'm always in prayer. Last time I casted? About a week ago. Last time I did a ritual? ....

Monday, October 24, 2005

Happy Birthday

Should I honestly really be happy about getting older? I really don't want to get old. But they say you're as young as you feel right? Then why should a person who likes to get out and live life to the fullest be afraid of getting old? I have no idea.

But yeah, just a quick note that it is my birthday and I don't have many plans but finish up some work for college. Isn't that sad? And what's even sadder is that not one person has tried to tempt me with a drink. lol Not that I'm really that interested in getting drunk, but a drink or two shouldn't hurt. lol People must sense that I am neither easily persuable or vulnerable to peer pressure. In a way, I think it's very funny.

But later tonight, there is going to be a celebration. My friends leaked out something about a cake, and some red juice (a silly drinking thing that as small children, we'd refer to certain alcoholic drinks as red juice, the only thing is, they don't drink either). lol So what do we do? We litterally drink red juice. lol

It sucks having a birthday on a Monday.