But First… Keep your eyes on Kenosha, Wisconsin today. Trump’s photo op in front of the church near the White House in DC was only a warm up for today. Today he arrives in that city with military might at his side after sending in the National Guard. Few people, mostly those surrounding Trump, think … Read more From “Buy-In” to Ownership
Not that anything in the world is very normal. Honestly, on the whole, I am not sure that is a bad thing. Change is hard anytime it happens. When the change is sudden and large, it is even more difficult. Change is another word for opportunity, if we will look forward rather than back. Recently … Read more A Little More Normalcy
The big news this week is the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic ticket in this Fall’s presidential election. The selection of Harris has been met, it seems, with broad and enthusiastic approval within the Democratic party. Of course, some Democratic leaning folks will not be pleased with … Read more And They’re Off!
Last Sunday I had intended to join Meeting for Worship via Zoom at our Quaker Meeting. Prior to connecting though I was watching Face the Nation on CBS. Just as I was about to “tune in” to our Quaker meeting, Face the Nation moderator, Margaret Brennan, announced the show would be moving to a special … Read more Let’s All Get into Good Trouble
Today is June 28, 2020, which is also International Body Piercing Day and the birthday of Jim Ward. The two are not unrelated. Jim Ward was reportedly the first person to open a body piercing studio in California in 1978. The day was established to celebrate his many contributions to the field of body piercing … Read more June 28, 2020 – The American Crowbar Case: Huh?
Today is June 23, 2020 and International Fairy (or Faery) Day. This is a day set aside by some to honor fairies, the best known of which in the US, is the Tooth Fairy. The website Historic-UK.com has an interesting article on the origin of fairies you might enjoy as part of your International Fairy … Read more June 23, 2020 – False Alarm or An Alert?
Today is June 21, 2020. Happy Father’s Day! this normal dad doesn’t want all the old normal anymore The context in which I often think about “old normal” vs the “new normal” is how life was before COVID-19. Father’s Day was normal in the sense that my son and I got together. We played golf … Read more June 21, 2020 – This Normal Dad Doesn’t Want All the Old Normal Anymore
Today is June 20, 2020 and National Hollerin’ Contest Day. This, it seems, is a day in the spotlight for Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina where the contest takes place. The town of approximately 500 people swells to several thousand for the contest. Apparently hollerin’ is a lost art. You couldn’t prove that by my family. … Read more June 20, 2020 – On Being Resilient
Today is June 18, 2020 and today is also Go Fishing Day! I’m wondering…what comes to mind d for you when you hear “Go Fishing Day”? juneteenth Tomorrow is Juneteenth. It took nearly two and a half years for word of President Lincoln’s signing the Emancipation Proclamation to reach Galveston, Texas. On June 19, 1865 … Read more June 18, 2020 – Where is the Joy?
Today is Wednesday, June 17, and today is Eat Your Vegetables Day. You’ll remember, of course, yesterday was Fresh Veggies Day, so it only seems fitting. I’m happy to report that I am eating my veggies. Clemencia and I love homemade soup and she made a wonderful batch of fresh veggies soup this morning. Tasty … Read more June 17, 2020 – Dave Chappelle’s 8:46