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The Women’s March on Washington January 17, 2017

Posted by makingyourdashcount in activism, march, Uncategorized.
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Marching this weekend? Consider taking a few minutes to think about why YOU march. If nothing else, it will make it easier to determine what goes on your poster. 😀 dedicated to my mother and her father,  who lived these sentiments. (This is my mom- third from the left- with her friends in Hampton, VA. This was taken in the mid 1940s)

Mom and her Hampton Friends
I will not pretend to know
Your struggle, but
I will stand by you.

I will not pretend to know
What’s best for you, but
I will stand by you.

I will not be so presumptuous to
Because it is not my own.
I only know my own.

I will stand up for you,
When hate is spewed and
When legislation is skewed,
Because others refuse to understand
The essence of who you are and who were born to be.
When they try to marginalize or erase the importance of your being
I will stand with you and I will march.

Because you matter, and because
I hope
You will march for me.



Databasing Excitement January 4, 2013

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This is an exciting update. As predicted, I did find my key code for my Access software. I had it in a document file with my backed up Office Professional software. Yea, for me! So I reinstalled Office and voilà, Access.

I’ve been building the database and loading it with data. So far, I’ve put in about 60 pieces. It isn’t scientific and I know that I am missing out on a lot of information, particularly when two cats share one piece. Since I have one field for fur color, for example, if there are two cats I only note the dominant one. (I probably would be better off listing the other, if you think about it, but a choice is a choice.) The same goes for accessories, clothing, eyes, etc.

Aside from their thinking that I am certifiably crazy, someone from work asked me how I could be making progress on a puzzle, if I am not yet even trying to put pieces together? I actually think that I am making tremendous progress. Once I complete this stage of the project, I will time how long it takes me to actually complete it. If you wish to act as a control group and assemble it in the traditional way, let me know!

My next update will include screen shots of my database, queries and reports. Meow