Good Morning. Picture this. I am up but I am not. It is early and I am here with Coffee Cup trying to relax a bit and scrape in some caffeine before I go to the gym. My hair is everywhere….. My eyes I think are still slits….
The dogs get out of bed. I hear the “thwump” as their little shih-tzu feet hit the floor. They wander out of the bedroom and I open the door to the deck so they can go out for their morning jaunt.
I go back to the lap top…. where was I? Oh yeah…. working on my post for later today…. great read…. what should I say ne….
Seriously. They have been out all of a minute…. maybe a few seconds more …. I look over my shoulder at Elmo and Bailey wagging their tail waiting to be let in. I ignore them. It’s not cold out… in fact its lovely… must be almost 60 degrees already, I will just…
“Woof Woof.!!!!!” “Woof Woof!!!”
I let them in and they parade past me like I am scum. I am so beneath them. They do not even throw me a kind glance.
I shuffle to the kitchen rubbing my eyes and refilling my cup. Elmo comes up and looks at me.
“What?” (That’s me saying that.. not the dog…. although I am not sure if it would surprise me.)
He does his excited “follow me” dance where he looks at me and runs to the entryway and then comes back to get me and runs again and makes sure I am following.
I look at the kitchen clock. I have to get moving. Elmo is still doing his Lassie and Timmy is in the well impression. He should have been an actor. Seriously he is wasting good talent here in central Minnesota.
I go to the entryway… yup. The water dish is empty. I fill it.
I go back to the lap top…. look at my post. I will have to finish it later.
Why was The Color Purple by Alice Walker banned?
Challenged and or banned for offensive language, being sexually explicit and unsuited to age group.
Challenged in Burke County schools in Morgantown (NC) by parents concerned about the homosexuality, rape, and incest portrayed in the book.
Banned for sexually explicit and offensive language and homosexuality.
Challenged in Fairfax (VA) school libraries by a group called Parents Against Bad Books in Schools for “profanity and descriptions of drug abuse, sexually explicit conduct and torture”.