Spoiled Children of Divorce

Are U.S. Supreme Court Justices Children of Divorce?
April 30, 2012, 8:29 pm
Filed under: Astrology stuff, Courts

Of the 9 Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court only one, Clarence Thomas, is a Child of Divorce.  Thomas’ Father left the family when Thomas was 2 years old.   This is the same age that President Obama was when his parents divorced.  Amazingly they are both Black and also follow my theories of how children whose parents divorce at Age 2 are markedly imprinted by their first Mars Returns.  Mars rules the first sign of the Zodiac and is considered a trailblazer.  He likes to be first at things.  Both of these men have achieved many “Firsts” in their career paths.  Their wikipedia biographies are basically lists of what they did first.  Neither man was born with a chart which strongly shows a trailblazer type of personality so I think these early events may truly influence children later in life.

So, in a country with a 50 percent Divorce rate the legal system is awash in Divorces.  Yet, the people who are making the decisions and leading in the Judicial System, the ones who garner respect for their opinions, come from traditional family mentality.

The Divorce rate in California is said to be between 65 and 75 percent yet our Governors have never been from Divorce (they’ve never even been women) and our Laws are decided by people who are rarely from Divorce.  There are many reasons why this could be, of course, I’m not going to ponder that but it sure would be interesting to see some statistics some day which would explain why.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor did suffer loss of parents and siblings during their childhoods, however.   Death does not require a lawyer, Divorce does, so perhaps they were able to enter their fields without a totally jaded viewpoint about how twisted the Judicial system is.  Of course, if you don’t participate you never will be able to change things.

Poem in Your Pocket Day – Pat Schneider
April 23, 2012, 12:12 am
Filed under: creativity, Mentors, poverty

While driving through a town on the California coast I stopped off at the local library to use the Internet. The library had put together an incredible display for Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poet’s.org. The librarians had printed out a bunch of poems, rolled them up with rubber bands and set up a sign instructing people to put the poem in their pockets.  On April 26 we’re supposed to share our poems with other people.

Following is the one I received. I had never heard of the poet before and really love this one.

The Patience of Ordinary Things

By Pat Schneider

It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes.  How the soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soak dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?

From Another River:  New and Selected Poems. 2005

Pat Schneider is a writer and teacher of writing who goes out of her way to help people living in poverty remain connected with their souls. She has held a workshop with single mothers who are living at homeless shelters and in jails.  She has written a book called Writing Alone With Others.

I’m not sure if Pat Schneider’s parents were ever married.  Her website talks about how she spent her early childhood in the country and moved with her Mother to the city when she was around ten years old.  Her family was destitute and she eventually ended up in an orphanage.  In spite of this story she managed to obtain a Master’s Degree and has raised a family, write and teach.


More of Pat’s poems are linked to here.

Great inspiration.

Medline Plus Links to Article
April 1, 2012, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Recent research about various topics related to divorce at Medline Plus.