Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwing Thursday - More Pots

You'd think I would be tired of making pots. Nope Nope Nope.   Here's a few pieces that I finished up to take to Central NC Pagan Pride Days in Raleigh.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson


Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gratitude Challenge - Day 20

I was invited to a Facebook Event called Gratitude Challenge, you can find it here.  For 20 consecutive days beginning August 1st, we're writing down things we're grateful for.  I thought it would be cool to add them as blog posts.  So for the next 20 days I'll be adding an entry a day.  Feel free to reply here and tell me what you're grateful for or head over to the event page and join the challenge.


Day 20

Today I am grateful for this challenge.  I've spent the last 20 days looking at the things that I am grateful for.  I really appreciate the opportunity to do this.  Thanks to the organizers for creating this opportunity.  I had a really wonderful  time.

Blessings
Sosanna


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gratitude Challenge - Day 19

I was invited to a Facebook Event called Gratitude Challenge, you can find it here.  For 20 consecutive days beginning August 1st, we're writing down things we're grateful for.  I thought it would be cool to add them as blog posts.  So for the next 20 days I'll be adding an entry a day.  Feel free to reply here and tell me what you're grateful for or head over to the event page and join the challenge.


Day 19

Today I am grateful for where I live.  And by that I mean the United States.  With all the faults that we have, the inequalities and the poor, I am still lucky to be in place where I cannot be jailed (or worse) for my political or religious beliefs.  There are so many places in this world where people are burned or stoned just fore believing what they do.  Its very sad.  So today I'm grateful for living in the USA.


Supplemental -
There are many inequalities in our country.  We have racism, classicism and down right hate.  We also have the power to overcome that by joining together as a people.  One people, one group and demanding justice with peaceful protest.  We have the right to assemble and the right to voice our concerns over injustices.  WE, the people need to stop allowing a select few to run this country.  WE, the people need to take control of our neighborhoods and not allow those that would come in for the soul purpose of stealing, getting arrested or causing a scene to take the focus off the message that we are trying to send.  Take a moment and look at the real injustices in our country and focus on those.  This is a time for peaceful assembly, for fair and reasonable protect and for a community to come together to work on a problem that has been there for many years.
(steps off soapbox)


Monday, August 18, 2014

Gratitude Challenge - Day 18

I was invited to a Facebook Event called Gratitude Challenge, you can find it here.  For 20 consecutive days beginning August 1st, we're writing down things we're grateful for.  I thought it would be cool to add them as blog posts.  So for the next 20 days I'll be adding an entry a day.  Feel free to reply here and tell me what you're grateful for or head over to the event page and join the challenge.


Day 18

I am grateful for self expression - From tattoos to body piercing, I am grateful for the freedom to adorn my body as I'd like.  I've had several hair colors, lots of piercings and tattoos galore.  I'm so grateful for the ability to express who I am.  Even if its just for a minute!

LOL

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gratitude Challenge - Day 17

I was invited to a Facebook Event called Gratitude Challenge, you can find it here.  For 20 consecutive days beginning August 1st, we're writing down things we're grateful for.  I thought it would be cool to add them as blog posts.  So for the next 20 days I'll be adding an entry a day.  Feel free to reply here and tell me what you're grateful for or head over to the event page and join the challenge.


Day 17

I am grateful for computers.  I know it sounds weird, but probably 25 years or so ago an x of mine convinced me to buy a computer.  I ended up being on a computer bulletin board system (BBS) called Cupid's Playpen.  He created an account but made it female because females got free access.  He named the account Rooster.  I got online with a dial up modem and soon became a contact for the system.  I use to send message to people as they logged in welcoming them to the system.  My experience with this group actually helped me land a job with Verzion where I provided tech support for DSL.  That job led me to working with Sony Online Entertainment as Lead GM Salonafinn.

I love love love computers!

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson
Photo Credit - Screenshot - EverQuest - Sony Online Entertainment
Being online helped me escape a sometimes painful life and be someone else for a little while.  It allowed me to find my soul mate and give me the opportunity to stay in touch with all my wonderful friends today.