VERY IMPORTANT INFO … ‘In an effort to put some trustworthy information out there that everyone can easily access, here are some links to resources where you can get more information about the virus as well as common sense preventative measures you can take to lower the risk of getting the ill that don’t involve drinking bleach.’

By Hook Or By Book


Unless you live in Antarctica, it’s likely you reside in a country where COVID-19 has reared its ugly head. The high contagiousness of this virus is certainly frightening and while the mortality rate right now is the subject of much debate and is sure to change several times over when all is said is done, the deaths thus far as well as the continuing uncertainty are adding to the underlying panic.


What is also frightening are the conspiracy theories and mind-blowing, idiotic medical quackery that’s popping up all over the web. In an effort to put some trustworthy information out there that everyone can easily access, here are some links to resources where you can get more information about the virus as well as common sense preventative measures you can take to lower the risk of getting the ill that don’t involve drinking bleach. (Seriously. That’s apparently a thing.)


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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #125!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” … this is my IOTD!! Enjoy ….

It Is What It Is

~~January 7, 2015~~

Nothing else is important
Today our world shatters
Her love is bubbling inside me
Her love for me is all that matters



Ceado Mile Failte


A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here:

~In her own words~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”


#IOTD #ImageofTheDay125 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #Graphics #MarriageEquality #MaryjaneHorty #January2015 #TogetherForever #Commitment #PrettyInPink #SoDelicate #Beautiful #BubblingInsideMe #AllThatMatters

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


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To start the day …. “One”!!

Starting the day … “Voice of Lesbian Senior” …. We’ve become ONE!!

It Is What It Is

~~January 7, 2015~~ 

This poem was written by a very special friend from Holland. Many of you know her. It’s “Just Patty“. In the time that I have been blogging, Patty has become an integral part of my life. We stay in touch frequently and interact in many way. She has become my “Lil Sister” and I have become her “Big Sister”.

Yesterday, she wrote a poem for MJ and me as a present for our special day.

Dear Patty, I have no words that can express the feelings in my heart when I saw this poem dedicated to us. Just know that it touched us deeply and made an impact in our day. This is priceless and will be a part of us forever. 

 I would like to share it with you, readers. 


You can find Patty here


“Dedicated poem for my sis Horty and the…

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At the end of the day …. It has been a amazing whirlwind of emotion!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” …. it has happened!! We tied to know in Florida …. legally!! Joy, joy and utter happiness!!

It Is What It Is

~~January 6, 2015~~

Today was a very important day for me. Those who have been following “It Is What It Is” know that I’ve been reporting about marriage equality in Florida, where I live. 

A dream has become a reality …. I got married today to the love of my life. 

I would like to share with you my wedding vows. 



There is an Oriental legend called the “red string of fate”.

Every time a child is born an invisible thread is tied around the little finger.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Our journey together has been a very long one. This time from 1969 through 2015. There were some bumps along the way when the string got stretched and tangled…

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To start the day …. A dream thought unattainable will become reality today!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” … this senior will be married for the first time in her life today, January 6, 2015!! Marriage equality at its best. The feeling is indescribable!!

It Is What It Is

~~January 6, 2015~~ 

A very special Three Kings Day … a wish come true! We will be legally married today. What a gift!!

All my life I’ve known that I was different. At the time, I didn’t have a name for it. Now I do.

The name doesn’t make me. It doesn’t define me. It’s part of me … like being left-handed, like having brown eyes, like being a retired doctor. This is a day that I always looked at … way far in the future. This is a day that I didn’t think I would see in my lifetime. This is really happening today. 

I’m marrying the love of my life!




#ToStartTheDay #DreamThoughtUnattainable #RealityToday #ThreeKingsDayGift #FirstLove #LastLove #TheSamePerson #LoveOfMyLife #HortyMaryjane #LoveIsLove #Beautiful #MarriageLicense #ItsLegal

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress


Being someone’s first love and being their last love too, after life happened, is sublime


~From a friend~

“When love…

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A dedication to love …. Two hearts that beat as one!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” … I’m sharing with you something very personal. Florida now has marriage equality. After waiting for all my life, I will hopefully be married by this time tomorrow!!

It Is What It Is

~~January 5, 2015~~ 



“Endless Love”

My love,
There’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s bright

My first love,
You’re every breath that I take
You’re every step I make

And I
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do…

And your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Ooh yes, you will always be
My endless love

Two hearts,
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun

I’ll hold you close in my arms
I can’t resist your charms

And love
Oh, love
I’ll be a fool
For you,
I’m sure
You know I don’t mind
Oh, you know I don’t mind

’cause you,
You mean the world to me
I know
I know
I’ve found in you
My endless love


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Statewide January 6 …. Hooray for Judge Hinkle!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” informing …. Marriage Equality in Florida! A reality … no kidding!! Starts January 6, 2015~~

It Is What It Is

~~January 3, 2014~~ 

Orange County Tax Collector will issue licenses and ID’s to married same-sex couples

With a recent ruling by a federal Judge declaring the Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, County Clerk of Courts will begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples when the ban is lifted next week.

Newly married couples in Orange County will also be able to update their driver’s licenses and ID’s, after Tax Collector Scott Randolph announced this morning, his office will accept same sex marriage certificates from Florida and other states for couples with name changes.

“This was just another example of the many discriminatory policies same sex couples faced by the unconstitutional ban on same sex marriage in Florida,” said Randolph. “We will continue to review all aspects of our office to ensure that any and all inequities are wiped out — from driver licenses to auto title transfers and…

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#Breaking News … Marriage Equality in Florida: Update!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” ….. Marriage Equality Florida … Update! Seems it may happen ….

It Is What It Is


~~January 1, 2015~~

Will they or won’t they? Now they have to!

I can not believe that this is going to happen. I had resigned myself to the fact that it wouldn’t be a reality in my lifetime. Still with this ever-changing information flowing, it’s hard to believe. The feeling that there is still a possibility that this won’t happen is still there. 

Many do not agree with marriage equality … and have place innumerable obstacles trying to stop it. 

Let’s see where this leads.

I do know that I’m getting ready. I’m heading to the County Clerks Office the morning of January 6, 2015. 

What happens after that …. you will soon know!! 


All of Florida’s 67 counties can comply with a federal judge’s ruling and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting next week.

U.S. Judge Robert Hinkle issued a ruling Thursday that clarifies (January 1, 2015) his…

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Marriage Equality in Florida …. Update #2!!

As the “Voice of Lesbian Senior” … this is the latest update regarding marriage equality in Florida!! Take a look …..

It Is What It Is

~~December 22, 2014~~ 

I find this reality to be very interesting. It shows me, a lay person, that the justice system in this country, in any level that you may think of, is discordant, disconnected, dysfunctional and any other “dys” you can think of. 

This is a “battle” that has been raging in the USA for a while. It’s been an uphill battle and fora while it looked like there was a momentum going … a literal domino effect. 

Yet, in Florida … there is one obstacle after another. The most recent being Attorney General Pam Bondi trying for the nth time to extend the existing ban past January 6 when it expires. That seems to be ironed out. Now the problem is that the clerks who issue marriage licenses are under the threat of fines and even imprisonment if they issue any licenses coming January 6, 2015. 


Florida Threat:…

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Pam Bondi … Florida’s Attorney General at it again!

Pam Bondi …. she’s at it again!! Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court involved now!! Crumbs …. that’s what we have!!

It Is What It Is

~~December 17, 2014~~ 

We outlasted Anita Bryant, and we will outlast Pam Bondi.

*Breaking: Supreme Court Accepts Florida Marriage Petition, Calls For Response*

Did you hear the news? Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is at it again.

Last night, December 16, the State of Florida sent a request to the U.S. Supreme Court asking them to delay marriages for loving same-sex couples in Florida.

With marriages set to begin on January 6, the decision by the Supreme Court will have a major impact on the day we’ve all been waiting for in the Sunshine State –

the day we get to marry the person we love in the state we call home.


Attorney General Pam Bondi has petitioned the Supreme Court to keep the stay in place here in the State of Florida. Justice Thomas has given the couples who filed the original suit until tomorrow to respond to…

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