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Life on Life's TErms

Posted:May 30, 2024 3:27 am
Last Updated:May 30, 2024 9:31 pm
Kansas City Chiefs Football Kicker Harrison Butkler was paid to speak at a Catholic College graduation. Folks in the media are having a field day being offended because he talked about his beliefs about women and motherhood.

A few years back, San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem at the start of the games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. Folks were offended.

When I defended Butkler on FB, I was told that I have a "Right Winged Agenda."

This is laughable. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not Super Conservative.
What I am is a Constitutional Conservative. I support anyone's constitutional right to free speech regardless of rather I agree or disagree.

The constitutional guarantee of free speech does not mean that people don't get offended. When I was a cashier a few of the customers would get offended if I said Merry Christmas. Even more would get offended if I said Happy Holiday.

On the same token, Colleges have the option of hiring Buckner to do more speeches or not. Football Team Owners can hire Kaepernick to play football or not. I would have gotten fired by Wal-mart if I said Bah Humbug to the customers but I still frequently say it on my own time.

Sometimes it takes a Village to Share the Joy
Posted:May 10, 2024 4:02 am
Last Updated:May 15, 2024 10:07 pm
I was given a puzzle for my Solar Return last year. It sat on a shelve for that entire year. Last year, I moved into a Senior Community in a building with about one hundred neighbors.

There is a library when folks also play dominoes and put together puzzles. A few weeks ago, I decided to place the puzzle to the liberty's pile of puzzles with plans to work on it later. I headed to the liberty for dominoes and noted that someone started on the puzzle. I worked on it a bit and the next time I was in the library, someone else had worked it on it a bit more until it was finally completed.

My joy was being able to share the joy. I noted that the same company also has puzzles for the Women's March in Washington D.C. It actually was nationwide. I participated in the March. There is also one for the Climate Change March which I also attended. I was fortunate enough to go to the one in Washington DC but it was also national. I love being part of history.

Ode to the H*TERS!!!! LoveThyNeighborNoExceptions
Posted:Feb 25, 2024 3:53 pm
Last Updated:Feb 26, 2024 9:39 pm
We were having an interesting conversation in our Quaker meeting today. We were talking about the possibility of persons who did not like our stance on certain issues keying our cars.

I had to laugh because my car was damaged for that exact scenario. One of my drunken dumbazzzz neighbors had issues with the "Love Thy Neighbor, No Exceptions" bumper stickers on my car and decided to ram my car with his wheelchair. How FiretrUCKING pathetic.

We used to have discussions in the community room about his fondness for alcohol. He was convicted that he is going to h### because of his drinking. I told him he was not, however others told him that he is. Drinking too much alcohol is certainly not illegal but illegally acts because he is drinking too much alcohol can get him in trouble.

I ran into a post from a former problematic neighbor, a Caucasian woman who follows the "Red Road" (American Indigenous Spirituality) while professing to be a Christian. She was offended by the dreamcatchers that I make. She buys hers from China. . I moved away 11 months ago. Apparently I am sending her nightmares and night terrors that she has to take medication for. I do tend to lay out crystals and light candles but not for the purpose of doing sending nightmares to someone I have spoken to in months. It would be miserable carrying a grudge for that long.

" Bless their Heart, Haters are gonna hate. It does make "Love Thy Neighbor, No Exceptions" challenging.

Grumpy's Dragon
Posted:Feb 18, 2024 6:27 pm
Last Updated:Feb 25, 2024 10:15 am
I am always reflective on Christmas. Grumpy and I met at a Christmas PWP Party.
I became the Programs and Education Director, while he was elected as Family Program Director. We worked together and created award winning programs. A year later we became officers at the Regional level.

We worked together on a Community Service Project, by holding Psychic Parties at the different chapters. I actually taught Grumpy how to read tarot cards and he was pretty good at it. He wanted to learn Astrology which can take years to learn. He often told me that I opened up his world.

We were booted out of PWP aka Parents Without Partners four years after we met. We married at the Treehouse Nudist Resort. A few years later, we relocated from California to West Virginia.

There are certain holidays, his birthday, our anniversary and the day that he crossed over where I am reflective of him. One I didn't even think about was the Year of the Dragon. Grumpy loved Dragons and considered himself born in the Year of the Dragon despite the fact that he was born in January and the Chinese New Year starts in February.

Two years after we moved to West Virginia, he flew to California to be the Best Man at his former working partner's wedding. He picked up a Blue Dragon and put it in a pet carrier when he was travelling back to West Virginia.

The Security at the airport asked him what was in the carrier. He responded that it was his pet dragon. He was advised that he was not allowed to bring animals on the plane. Security checked the inside of the pet carrier and decided to let it slid.

PhotoFriday: HundredMileChallengeNotQuite
Posted:Jan 26, 2024 1:59 am
Last Updated:Feb 18, 2024 6:04 pm
A Girlfriend invited me to a Walk A Hundred A Month Challenge. Frequently my mind says "Go or it!" My body says "You gotta be kidding!"

Regardless, walking is a good thing so any effort is a positive. However, wussy me does not want to get out in the cold. Slipping on ice would be problematic. Yesterday I was talking one of my neighbors in the community room. She talked about walking the stairs in our building. It's not quite a hundred miles but I do live in a four story building with flights of stairs on both sides of the building.

Drama Queens, Fools & Preachers
Posted:Jan 26, 2024 12:19 am
Last Updated:Jan 30, 2024 2:10 pm
A Drama Queen is an individual who tends to exaggerate or overreact to mundane situations. They display excessive emotions and react intensively to the tiniest of issues while seeking attention and sympathy

It has been my experience that it is IMPOSSIBLE to maintain a friendship with a Drama Queen. It is also my experience that situations often repeat themselves because there is a lesson to be learned.

Last year, I relocated and got away from a problematic neighbor and now I I have another one. Dear God, What did I miss this time?

Proverbs states that a fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart. It is useless to argue with a fool. They don't understand, they do not want to understand. They just want to spout their mouths off, remain ignorant while repeating their folly over and over again.

A few years ago, I reluctantly helped Drama Queen#1 who wanted to relocate from Nebraska to West Virginia. I knew her parents from the 12 Step Community but also knew that this woman was a drama queen. I connected her with my landlord and she ended up in the apartment next door to me. She disliked my 12 Step friends, and considered my book club buddies a bunch of elitists. I suspect that if my landlord allowed it, she would have a bunch of cats. She got madder and madder as I keep making prayer ties on her behalf.

So now I have Drama Queen#2. He would often talk about his love of alcohol and convinced that he would be going to h*ll because of it. I told him that it's ridiculous.
and that God loves him unconditionally. It's funny how some of A.A.'s biggest critics are the ones who need it most.

One of the advantages of my new abode is that if I don't want to go out into the freezing cold and navigate my car on the black ice to my Quaker Meeting, I have an alternative. I can get on zOOm or I can roll out of bed, get dressed, walk down the hall into the community room and keep company with the Baptist. I have a famous Baptist ancestor so I'm cool with that.

There is also a Pentacostal preacher who comes in once a month. It's not my style but I respect his constitutional and first amendment right to worship as he see fit. However I did inadvertently walked into his service this month. It would have been rude to abruptly leave so I stayed put and politely listened. He was talking about a book on prayer that sounded interesting. After the service, I asked him about the book. One of my neighbors and I discussed the getting some books and perhaps starting a prayer group. I suggested that we pray for Drama Queen#2 when he walked into the room and overheard my comment. He had a major league cow and pOOped bricks sideways. He ranted on about how the preacher makes the devil look, good, and how stupid I was to give the preacher $15, for a book on how to pray. That preacher will take that $15. to go to Applebee's after the service.

Reality is that I found several(buy 3, get one free) books online for a few dollars each. Fifteen dollars would barely cover the cost of preacher's meal much less that of his wife's. If someone slips him a few dollars, Bravo for him!

I suspect that Drama Queen#1 and Drama Queen#2 didn't want prayers. They want to remain fools. She wants her houseful of cats and he wants his alcohol.

The Constitution and the Devil's Advocate
Posted:Sep 28, 2023 11:55 pm
Last Updated:Jan 25, 2024 11:22 pm
Constitutional Conservative CONSERVE the founding principles embodied within the Preamble of our Constitution!

In 2018, I considered myself a dyed in the wool liberal but still able to see the validity of the other side. Realistically in the middle leaning to the left.

I was going through my memories on FB and ran into this post from 2018

"There are reasons why I don't want Kavanaugh in the Supreme Count but 11th hour accusations of sexual misconduct that can't be proven is not one of them. Lives are ruined by sexual misconduct and also ruined by false accusations of sexual misconduct. Differing opinions does not equal facts. I am not in favor of a smear campaign toward someone just because I don't like his politics."

This post got me into some major league hot water to the point where my DIL's mother blocked me and my DIL barely speaks to me. I got a lot of negative feedback to the point where I switched political parties.

So now there is another situation. I stand by the Constitution and Bill of Rights absolutely. The first amendment means agree or disagree - a individual has the absolute right to freedom of speech and expression. It also means that agree or disagree, an individual has the absolute right to religious freedom and there is no mandatory religious inclinations.

A group of high school students in Salmon, Idaho decided to take a picture of six youngsters with tee-shirts wearing tee-shirts with the n-word as they are all giving the middle finger with a biracial girl laying on the ground also giving the middle finger. They posted it on lNS+ragraM and it created an uproar with people suggesting that they be federally charged or at the very least suspended from school.

I am grateful that my youthful bonehead antics along with those of my peers never got published on social media. do dumbs things. So do adults. How many time have I posted something, thought about it and deleted it or wrote a message thinking, maybe I ought not send it and didn't. Sometimes I sent it and thought oops!!!!

These were not very bright and will quickly figure that out. It's one of life's lessons but I am opposed to wrecking their lives. They committed no crime. The Constitution is the Constitution and the First Amendment applies even to dummies.

That is why certain entities on SFF continue to post ridiculous blogs over and over again for years. Those will probably learn but the old troll on SFF won't/

9/11 and the American Dreamcatcher
Posted:Sep 11, 2023 6:26 pm
Last Updated:Sep 16, 2023 11:53 pm
When 9/11 Happened, a Girlfriend went to Wal-Mart to find some Red White and Blue Ribbons. Everything Red, White and Blue was sold out, I drove to Wal-Mart and purchased Red, White and Blue Yarn. I made them into Dreamcatchers and gave them to all my friends. I even sent Dreamcatchers to our Congressmen, Senator, and the President. Those Dreamcatchers hung all over Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, West Virginia.

Later on, I made Yellow Dreamcatchers in honor my , Niece and Nephew-in-Law who were deployed to the Warfront.

Photo Friday - Ice Cream, Pizza, and the WV State Fair
Posted:Sep 8, 2023 12:07 pm
Last Updated:Oct 6, 2023 3:44 pm
"If you fight the system, they'll nail you. You join the system, they'll run you around in circles. You wake up one morning and say screw the system." #bookclub

Posted:Sep 2, 2023 11:08 pm
Last Updated:Sep 4, 2023 11:57 pm
I belong to a group where it was suggested that we create a sigil to manifest an Orange Ball. It seems like a fun experiment. The thing is that when I create the sigil and plop a candle on top of it, I immediately start looking the Orange Ball. It happened the very next day. I was at the State Fair watching a show when the singer singled me out in front of the audience and started serenading me with "Great Balls of Fire." Fire tends to be orange.

I work at the WV State Fair every year. There was a glass blower selling glass art vender nearby the ticket booth where I was selling tickets. I wanted a tangible orange ball. He had Orange Glass Balls for sale but not within my financial realities. Se Sera Sera, Life on life's terms.

One of my biggest challenge in the past has been losing my car in the huge parking lot. I've learned to take photos of the signs and landmarks so that I am not searching at night. It works like a charm. One woman asked me why I was taking photos. I told her why and she decided to do the same.

After the fair, I was downtown. I checked out the local Knick Knack shop hoping to find the Orange Ball. The shop operator is also a friend. I told her that how and why I needed an Orange Ball. We found a bag of marbles. I don't need that many marbles. She gifted me with an orange marble. Of course I needed crystals and pretty stones to go with my newly acquired orange ball.


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