FireCat! The Legend of Amazon Sage©

Sage is a quirky girl who always loved wild animals, funny people, adventure and indigenous music. She still does.

What no one knows is that every night in her dreams, Sage

transforms into a woman of power and wisdom, called

Amazon Sage.

Unlimited by the confines of newtonian physics, she is fierce and full of compassion, traveling where ever she is needed to help relieve suffering in the world.

Only problem is,

Amazon Sage© only lives while Sage is dreaming.

Once Sage awakens, Amazon Sage © disappears. These blogs are written by Sage, telling what happens in this most secret life...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

“Missing dads missing children”

Good morning, friends. Two nights ago, Amazon Sage dream-travelled to 1960 and visited the home of a young, unwed mother. Back then while babies’ daddies could simply walk away, there were fewer choices for girls. There was no birth control or morning after pill and other contraceptives were ineffective, at best. Many babies crowned along with the girl’s IUD. Also, back before abortions were legal, girls and women who were determined to get one had to make back alley deals with butchers; men, who after they did their dirty work, would force these innocent girls back into the alleys, where they suffered alone, often bleeding to death. One might ask, what has changed?
My answer: “Not enough.” It’s time for boys as well as girls to take a stand and support each other in ways that will radicalize relationships and make them strong. Most of us know that the era of “Leave it to Beaver” families consisting of a white mom, dad, and two kids, is gone.  We also know, that for most kids “just say no” gets overwhelmed by lust. In the recent census, the number of babies born outside marital relationships has risen to all time highs. 
The problem is, as a society, we’ve been treating young males like they’re irrelevant for way too long, as if all they’re good for is a good time and sports.  I resent that because I happen to know some great guys who should not be trivialized in this way. I happen to believe that most young men are ready to “man up” in the best sense of the word; perhaps in ways that their own Dads were unable. It is not necessary that you were fathered by a great dad in order to become one.  As contributing partners in the care of offspring; not just financially, but also emotionally and spiritually, young men will feel pride that no amount of Super Bowls can come close to. Did you know that girls who have a caring Dad in their lives are much less likely to become pregnant as teens? Think about it, talk about it, DO something to make a difference...