I played on a lesbian softball team called The Silver Streaks. You had to be a lesbian, at least 30 years of age, and have at least one silver hair. All the other (straight) teams in the league wore yellow or blue or green uniforms. We wore gray and black. Other players showed up with their boyfriends or parents. We arrived with our coolers and dogs. Really, we were scary as hell and we loved it!
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Dr. Ronni Sanlo
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On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST and/or Lavender Effect: 1600 – Tomasso Campanella Jailed. Campanella, a philosopher, is overheard saying to his cellmate: “O Father Pietro, why don’t you do something so that we may sleep together, and we may get pleasure?” Pietro replied “I wish I could, and I’d even bribe the gaolers with ten ducats. But to you, my heart, I would like to give twenty kisses every hour.”
What ‘s your history moment?
My meditation today from A Woman’s Spirit: Letting go of old hurts makes room for new choice. I experience more joy if I give less thought to the old hurts today. The decision is mine, and I can make it and remake it if necessary.
Today I’m grateful for haircuts, mani-pedis, and organized packing of my suitcase. I’m also grateful for family, friends, and Panera discounts!
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