About This Author

62, female, Missouri native. Stubborn but open minded. Very independent. Never know who will show up in the mirror.

Raised in the city but living in the country where my heart has always been.

Atheist. Former Christian.

Strongly believe in caring for those who cannot care for themselves; children, elderly, homeless, animals. I believe that those who can help should help and those who can work should work. Neither should be forced to do so nor should they be compensated for not doing so. Everyone has a story so should not be judged only by their words or actions.

I've worked a variety of jobs but the one that filled my heart was three years working in a food bank. Part of my job was to approve clients for membership. I visited food pantries, soup kitchens, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, group homes for mentally and physically challenged. Interacting with the individuals who needed help was a very humbling experience.

The most important thing anyone should know about me is that I love ice cream and will do almost anything to get it.

I never lie and I'm always right.

Wisdom of Ms. Mule:
Tell the truth and get it over with.
Birth control is not just for women. Child support is not just for men.
Your thirst for evil in the light of truth shall never be quenched.
Issues have no "sides," only goals with differing paths.

This came from Piletre:
Fragile Circle

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own,
live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.

Irving Townsend, "The Once Again Prince," Separate Lifetimes, 1986

One believes a woman's right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
Michael Bloomberg, NYC Mayor, endorsing Barack Obama for 2nd term over Mitt Romney.

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Positive People Member 258 827 2717 Feb 2013
Poverty in America Member 76 361 2368 Mar 2010
Religious and Not-News Chat Member 295 1459 4692 Feb 2013
State of Missouri Admin 1 5 28 Mar 2015
Supreme Court Watch Member 307 303 890 Feb 2009
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The Ozarks Member 25 381 270 Mar 2008
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