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    Dating This Guy is Not Working

    March 27, 2023 By Joy Lynn Clark I have been online dating since it was invented. In my last post, (dating in the digital age) I’ve posted lots of tips for the online dating scene. Recently, I decided to try online dating again since I have been depressingly single. I meant another guy and he was cool. OK here comes the McMillan-esque getting-your-groove-back-part, he was younger. Not in age, I don’t think, but in lifestyle. I didn’t mind that he didn’t have a car or his own place. This guy has a full-time job so there’s plenty of money left to take me on dates (even with student loans ).…

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    Safer Sex

    By Joy Lynn Clark 1/26/2023 I came up during the, “safe sex” era.  “Wear a condom” and, “stop the spread of HIV/AIDS”.  Unprotected sex freaks me out.  I am a single mother and I have been burnt before.  Ever since, I have vowed to never go through that kind of stress again.  The times that I did go raw dog and it didn’t work out, I worried all year long as I returned to the clinic for my pregnancy test and then HIV test.  Then six to eight months later I return for another HIV test just to be sure.  I got lucky this time. Sex is safer now then it ever has been.  However, condoms cannot stop…

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    Getting Schooled On The Arts

    By Joy Lynn Clark 7/13/2022 Back when my child and I lived in the city, my child got the opportunity to go to a magnet school. He could have chosen math and science or a school for the arts. The math and science Academy were much closer but, I was uneasy about him attending another school that was so closeby. For the past couple of years, I homeschooled my child because I was nervous about the political climate in my new awesome neighborhood. I had attended a PTA meeting and I quickly realized that my neighborhood school already had some important goals on the table. I wanted the library and…

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    From the editor: Make a Donation

    By Joy Lynn Clark 06/18/2022 J To Z media is an independent, nonprofit publisher of original content through the website Daisyfriday.net. This site features original music, stories, and personal photos in the photo section. As a child I was diagnosed with a mental disability. Although I like to highlight some my experiences whether good or bad, I have always struggled with racism, sexism, and discrimination. My aim is to deliver great content despite those obstacles. Throughout the years I have had treatment and education on my condition. I cope with my disease through work, fitness, and nutrition. I seek out things that are accessible and I work at it. I…

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    Visiting at Grandma’s

    June 11, 2022 By Joy Lynn Clark Grandmas house was always lively. People would come and visit all the time. Many of my aunts’ and uncles’ friends would stop by because they are so fond of the family. At the time, we had relatives in town from California. My great aunt had just married a guy from Osaka and they Had all sorts of healthy looking treats which were all strange looking to me. The most strange – nori that’s the green part in the sushi. My California relatives were still in bed and I was chatting with grandma and grandpa at coffee time and drinking my narco cough syrup because…