photo from IndiePulseMusic.com, original article I was amazed to find this article and click on the link within it to listen to the song. Wow. Thanks to COVID-19 and the protests and wildfires, hurricanes, etc., I think a lot of us have forgotten that there's still kids in cages on the border. It's been pushed … Continue reading From IndiePulse Music: “The Kids are Still in Cages” by Nancy Sanchez. A song of urgent beauty…
Not the famous bow shot coming out of the gloom that just makes you in awe, but rather the debris on the ocean floor. And one of the first images early that morning was of one of the boilers that spilled out from the ship (above). And the start of a shipwreck obsession that's lasted … Continue reading 35 Years Ago Today, Titanic was found…
Click here for Dr. Pegoda's original page and link to the article. I find it worrisome when a significant proportion of a population has a hard-on for the end of days. For one, when things get implemented on society when these folks are in power, is it to punish those they despise, try to jump-start … Continue reading Examining Christian End Times Rhetoric in the Time of COVID
A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?
My Copy: 9780807001127 (image from bn.com) This one's a far different book than Stride Toward Freedom. That book was an autobiography and history of the bus boycott. This one's partly an autobiography with the Birmingham, AL protests and how they impact the struggle to a free and equal society. Why We Can't Wait was a … Continue reading Why We Can’t Wait, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Taking down statues of people in states of rebellion who were fighting for and openly supporting an immoral system is NOT erasing history: it's history MAKING. Actually, it's also correcting the record. Those statues were an attempt to erase history already: the history of the gains made during the 1867-1877 Reconstruction era... gains allowed to … Continue reading Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…
I knew it was coming up, but almost forgot it was today. Other than seeing it in tiny print on a monthly calendar, I would've totally forgotten Flag Day. What's the point of Flag Day? Apparently it was made to celebrate the day of the adoption of the original 13 stars and 13 stripes flag … Continue reading Q #137: What’s the point of Flag Day & can we get rid of it?
This was bugging me when I stumbled on a Ricky Gervais snippet during lunch. I love his attempts to figure out what's going on with the story (starts at 3:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfP8nQ6i5Bo And of course as he tries to figure it out, all the other questions that have come to me over the years have cropped … Continue reading Absurd Q#136: What the Hell was Humpty Dumpty supposed to be?
I don't really understand the statement, "Covid-19 is a hoax" that people are putting on Facebook, Twitter, protest signs the past few weeks. Um, Covid-19 exists. Over 80,000 people have died from it and hundreds of thousands are carriers of it. It's been around and about all over the world. So, how is Covid-19 a … Continue reading Q #132: What do the protesters saying “Covid-19 is a hoax” mean? (& other q’s about all this…)
My Copy: 9781250139436 (image from bn.com) Most of my thoughts as the book went on were on par with "wow" or "holy shit!" as events unfolded. This book is quite timely considering how Covid-19 has swept the planet. It's startling and sobering in turns... especially with the last three chapters. Pandemic 1918 does a little … Continue reading Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness accounts from the greatest medical holocaust in modern history, by C. Arnold