To start the day …. “Trayvon Martin: Remembering his birthday …. “!!


~~February 6, 2016~~


I have been following this incredibly wonderful blogger for almost three years. I started blogging around that time. I feel blessed to have found her and honored to call her my friend: Xena.

Yesterday, February 5, would have been Trayvon Marrtin’s 21st birthday.

A beautiful post was entered to remind readers about this life that was taken too soon.

A clear-cut murder which never received justice.

I would like to write my own simple commentary and use the video she used.

It’s an incredible song written in honor of Trayvon 18th birthday.

Remembering him, one who should never be forgotten.

We need to spread the word and keep his memory alive!

Joining his family in their pain and tremendous loss.

Not a thing can bring Trayvon back …. yet we will always remember him.



He was 17 years old on February 5, 2012.

George Zimmerman took his life 21 days later, on February 26, 2012.

Today would have been Trayvon’s 21st birthday.

We shall not forget.

His life mattered.

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Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida.

Martin, who was serving a school suspension, had gone with his father on a visit to his father’s fiancée at her townhouse at The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford. On the evening of February 26, Martin went to a convenience store and purchased candy and a canned drink.

As Martin returned from the store, he walked through a neighborhood that had been victimized by robberies several times that year. Zimmerman, a member of the community watch, spotted him and called the Sanford Police to report him for suspicious behavior. Moments later, there was an altercation between the two individuals in which Martin was shot in the chest.

…. the rest is sad history!! 

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”


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~”18″ Song – Dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin~

~Published on Apr 5, 2012~

This song was written, arranged & produced by veteran music producer Darryl Duncan. It’s dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin and ALL the young lives cut short by violence.

The OFFICIAL WEBSITE for this song is

There you will find a lot more information on the song as well as purchase links. This song is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and other music sites. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to If you like this song, please show your support for a good cause by purchasing it and sharing the website link with your family & friends.

Thank you.


We ALL are ONE!! 


Hearts As One Drum Beat Award …. “Nominated by Blackbutterfly7”!!


~~June 27, 2015~~ 

Xena, a great friend and wonderful blogger, of “Blackbutterfly7“, passed on the

Hearts As One Drumbeat Award to “It IsWhat It Is“.


You can find Xena here

Sue, from “Dream Walker Sanctuary“, created the award.

You can find Sue here


The rules for passing it on are as follows

“Within their posts whether if be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award.

Be it through Laughter or Humor

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion



Together let us Beat our Drums for Harmony, Peace, Unity, and Equality.

 Let the Beat of your Thoughts Ripple out as we share our Hearts in One Beat of Unity.


The Hearts as One Drumbeat Award is a celebration of unity, love, and compassion. Being nominated for this award is a humbling honor. To be recognized, in the spirit of what the award means is amazing and humbling. We try to keep the hope of love and compassion alive.

Thank you Blackbutterfly7


I now pass it on to the following blogs

Digital Gatherings ….

Patty ….

Brian ….

Michelle ….


#HeartsAsOneDrumBeatAward #NominatedByBB7 #CreatedByDreamWalkerSanctuary #PoemWord #CaringForOthers #BeItThroughLaughter #Humor #PhotographStory #LoveAndCompassion  #Mandatory #Harmony #Peace #Unity #Equality #SpiritOfTheDrums #AmericanIndian #Spiritual  #Relaxing #HealingMusic

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrwxachwordpress 


‘Spirit Of The Drums’

American Indian Spiritual Relaxing Healing Music

~~Published on Nov 18, 2013~~

Powerful Native American Music stylings

The drum is a powerful tool in Native American Indian/First Nations culture. The drums are the literal “heartbeat” of our spirits …. and we express that through our music and dance. Here is a cool new Flute, Drum & Guitar upbeat healing song honoring the Spirit Of The Drums …. along with some superb images of the USA Desert Southwest.


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day …. “Reasons Why You Need At Least Two Cats”!!


~~June 15, 2015~~

Having only only one cat is cruel. Everyone needs at least two cats.


I love cats. I’ve have cats since I was a kid. Some can be the sweetest, most endearing companions.

I had Xena and Rooster before having Kitty (aka “Double Trouble”) and they were wonderful.

People visiting didn’t know I had cats then.

They were both rescue cats.

Sadly they are no longer with us.

R1 X1

Rooster & Xena

Kitty is also a rescue … from the street.

She’s quite the case.

I don’t think I can get another cat this time. It’s more than enough having her. Can’t give her a playmate … she wrecks the house on her own!!


Enjoy this video.

Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.




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~~You Should Get A Second Cat~~

~~Published on May 21, 2015~~

One cat is cruel. Get AT LEAST two cats.


#ToStartTheDay  #LoveCats #YouNeedTwoCats #ItsCruel #Rooster #Xena #Kitty #DoubleTrouble #SweetesEndearingCompanions #GetABuddy #GetInTroubleTogether #Woot #ThanksForWatching #LearnSomething #Playmate #WrecksHouseByHerself

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


I don’t think it’s a good idea to get another cat.

This is my territory.

There will be war if you do!



We ALL are ONE!!