157 Comments

  1. Camille
    June 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Dear Victoria, I loved your blog before this post. Now I love you even more.

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  2. Lisa Alison
    June 19, 2020 @ 5:07 pm

    I love your posts, always have, but will definitely not keep them to myself anymore! This has been such a heartbreaking time in America. I’m a nurse a talking to officers over BLM protests what I am hearing is “they followed protocol” which has lead to these deaths. That is very sad to me. Police reform is essential and passive racism is unacceptable. Bigotry on any level is unacceptable, even bigotry against police! Please vote in November and let’s see what kind of country America is! Thank you for (usually) making me laugh!

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  3. Tracey Dewire
    June 19, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

    Love this post and couldn’t agree with you more! So glad you’re back and yes, I too want to rage at the top of my voice! Praying that times are finally changing to make all of us truly equal!

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  4. janet metzger
    June 20, 2020 @ 10:53 am

    Dear everyone who seems to have a problem with this blog post,

    Did you know that you possess a super power and it’s something quite magical. Take your pointer finger and hit the unsubscribe button and magically, just like that… you won’t be subjected to these blog posts any longer. Kind of like Dorothy‘s ruby red slippers, where she had the power all along. There’s nothing worse than cyber bullies who threaten a blogger to either change her ways or they are leaving. Just leave already, you don’t need to announce it, we don’t want to hear it.

    Dear Victoria, as someone said in a previous comment, I liked you before and now I love you. You’re not alone in your rage, a vast majority of us are feeling the same way. I’m glad you’re using your platform to voice how you feel. People need to be out raged and speak up for Change.
    Thank you again and please ignore the negative comments and keep doing what you’re doing whether it be decorating, playing with kittens , or by speaking out you are trying to make the world a better place for all of us to live. Rock on girl!!!
    With admiration…Janet xx

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  5. June
    June 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

    Hello Victoria,
    As you can see, if you read all of your comments the vast majority of us are happy for your return to blogging and have nothing but good thoughts for you and Paul. Unfortunately a few feel the need to insist you stay in your lane or worse… tell you you have it all wrong and bitch and moan about various groups of human beings

    So if you’ll allow me, I’d suggest that you turn off comments for any of your writing which may be construed as “political”. Why give the negatives a platform here? Let them spew it elsewhere.

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  6. Laura Alexander
    June 20, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

    Thank you for so eloquently saying what I have been feeling. Thank you for admitting to being astonished and sort of frozen. Thank you for making us laugh and relate. Thank you for sharing your journey. Above all, THANK YOU for having the courage to write what had to be written NOW and putting it into context with such recent history. Thank you!!!

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  7. Carol
    June 20, 2020 @ 11:31 pm

    So happy to see a post from you. You have been missed.

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  8. Angie
    June 22, 2020 @ 12:20 pm

    I am glad you are back!

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  9. Alice Elliott
    June 22, 2020 @ 3:28 pm

    “A TIDAL WAVE OF RAGE IS THE CORRECT RESPONSE.” Yes.

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  10. Suella Howard
    June 24, 2020 @ 11:06 am

    I am so thankful you are well and back to talking to us! I’ve missed you and worried about your health. Hopefully, many wonderful changes are coming to improve what has been accepted behavior in so many areas for way too long.

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  11. ruth miller
    June 25, 2020 @ 10:03 pm

    I can no longer watch the news. Sadness fills me. I cry. I have lived through having polio, the riots in the late 50’s through the 60’s. the Vietnam war and it’s riots, women’s rights, legalized abortion, and SO MUCH MORE. I tell myself everyday that because I have lived through all aforementioned things/events/history, I WILL live through this. All of us will live through this…….and while we do, we can read this blog. Look at the wonderful photos, and give thanks for some giant pretty things !
    Thanks Victoria !

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  12. Harrison
    June 26, 2020 @ 7:15 pm

    So glad to hear you aren’t dead. You should feel entitled to post whatever you want to post, be it kitchens or kittens or political outrage. It’s your blog — people who don’t like it are welcome to start their own, or suck eggs,

    I’ll be here no matter what (and a lot of others, too, it looks like!).

    Stay healthy!

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  13. Casandra K MacAlan
    June 28, 2020 @ 2:13 am

    You are everything that is Real! I love you.

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  14. Elizabeth
    June 29, 2020 @ 8:14 pm

    So thankful you are safe and alright Victoria, or as alright as any of us are these days. I’ve thought of you often and hoped everything was okay. And I couldn’t agree more heartily with everything you’ve said. Thank you for having such a good strong heart and the bravery to share it with others! I’m really grateful for your words.

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  15. Becky Catalano
    June 30, 2020 @ 4:13 pm

    Well said, VEB!! I couldn’t imagine your first post would be anything other than an acknowledgment of the suffering and injustice that is currently happening. Vegans just don’t take a head-in-the-sand approach to life : )
    “…Never doubt that a small group of of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

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  16. lizzyjones
    July 4, 2020 @ 8:41 pm

    I still love you. You speak the TRUTH.

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