Or perhaps more accurately, what has David been doing? It's possible that some of you have wondered why I haven't written much lately. I know a friend did ask, specifically about why I've been quieter on Facebook. Actually, I haven't, I've just moved to a different forum. So what have I been doing? The answer … Continue reading Where is David?
For more than 150 years, first Negroes, then Blacks, then African Americans have been told the same thing: just wait, it will get better. The Massachusetts 54th, the first African American regiment, fought not just to end slavery, but also for the promise of a better life. Freed slaves were promised "40 acres and a … Continue reading I Will Not Turn the Other Cheek
I posted the words below as an update on Facebook. As a preface, if I believed that any of you would be offended, well, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be a subscriber! I live in Melrose, MA. Friday I stood out with a sign that said "I Can't Breathe #BLM". Today I held "Racism is … Continue reading An Update re: David
Today is VE Day. 75 years ago WWII ended in Europe. We don't think about it a lot here because we were still at war in the Pacific with Japan. But in Europe? It's a big deal. There aren't many still alive who fought in the war. We must never forget. Nazism and hate are … Continue reading VE Day
This was prompted after an email exchange with a friend. Retirees also need help from the COVID-19 relief bill. Please consider contacting your Congressperson and Senators. Here is what I sent: Please quickly bring this to the Senator's attention. The relief bill under consideration needs to have provisions added to help retirees. Anyone, aged 70 … Continue reading Retirees Need Relief Too…
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain I've met some very wise people in my life. One, a few years ago, taught me a lot about choice. In general, very few of us can choose what happens to us. Yes, we can choose coffee or tea. Some … Continue reading I Choose
Chess and COVID-19? Yes, the combination seems odd, yet fighting this pandemic is a lot like a game of chess. Looking at the world of chess, we can divide players into three categories: novices and/or bad players, intermediate players, and advanced players, at the top level in the chess world, they are "Grand Masters". A … Continue reading Chess and COVID-19
I just changed the flag I hang from my house. It's usually the rainbow flag. When I originally put it up my daughter asked if it was to piss of the XXXXX's, the family of Trump supporters down the street. I replied no, but it if does it's an added benefit. So what flag … Continue reading A change of flags…
Your cell phone may be the most dangerous thing you touch today, yesterday, and tomorrow. (CNN just reported on this, I have been thinking about it, they provided scientific back-up, so I'm comfortable writing with the idea that this is helpful, not more scare mongering). So you are diligent. You come home and the first … Continue reading Cell Phones? COVID-19?
I just watched the White House briefing on COVID-19. These are my thoughts and takeaways: The most important factor is that the briefing was grounded in science. Pence presented a facts based overview on what has been done, who is doing it, and how the cruise ship in California is being dealt with. The scientists … Continue reading Thoughts on COVID-19