Ever see a kid who scans the stands at a game they are playing to see if their parents are there? how about kids peeking behind the curtain at a school play to see if their parents are in the seats? parents day and you had a kid introduce their folks to your class? did you ever look into most kids eyes and the joy and happiness that their folks took the time to show up for a special moment in their lives? they aren’t old enough to do the happy dance yet, so they do something called the “happy hop,” and jump around a bit.Read More
“I cannot recall a single instance during my childhood or early boyhood when our entire family sat down to the table together, and God's blessing was asked, and the family ate a meal in a civilized manner. On the plantation in Virginia, and even later, meals were gotten to the children very much as dumb animals get theirs. It was a piece of bread here and a scrap of meat there. It was a cup of milk at one time and some potatoes at another.” Booker T. WashingtonRead More
Remember Nancy Reagan on TV saying, “Just say no!” with the drug issue in the USA during her husband’s administration? it was when the luxury drug of cocaine was watered down to produce the crack epidemic that stained the streets and lives of American citizens. fast forward to 2017 where I guess the president now wants the death penalty for opioid drug dealers?
unlike the fallout of the 2008 bank scandals, are they now going to prosecute and kill of CEO of major pharmaceutical companies, lobbyists, and politicians that allowed the epidemic to happen, in addition to narco-traffickers? or like the bank mess, is the problem, “too big to prosecute?” or will there be selective prosecution?Read More
while the sound of a trumpeter playing taps will seemingly make me weep. there is another sound, that if you hear it, you will never forget – that being the sound of a performers or stagehands body falling from the top of a truss to the stage or concrete below. it is a thud sound that sends a shiver up your spine and you wonder, “is the person dead or alive?”Read More
I have an interesting cup of coffee on Sunday mornings after church where I sit with a young man in college that has the fire and spunk of youth with computer engineering and the effects with artificial intelligence on the planet sitting next to an elderly ww2 veteran who brings the dynamic of life experience into the fray. my role is more of a man in the middle facilitator asking “why” or “why do you feel that way?” to questions I have been working on during the week. today was more about the social dynamic inside the USA and what might be the possible reality with AI and the effect on humans when floating the issue of work, jobs, welfare, and the idea of basic universal income.Read More