Is it more important to idolize symbols of nationality or to see to it people have equal rights and opportunities for life, liberty and happiness? Respecting an object should come second to actual people who’s lives are severely impacted by the circumstances they face. Many people live in places where they are threatened and don’t have access to the best things community to offer. To me that is more important than anything. To me the right to protest is an important because its tied to freedom of expression. When ones friends and loved ones remain oppressed then its a good thing to stand up for what is really right.
Today is my last day of being 46. Lots of stuff has happened in the last year from figuring my way around a new position at work to traveling and more. I am hoping for good things coming up in year 47. Let’s see what the future holds.
In my almost 47 years I have made plenty of mistakes. Some more serious than others but they are still things I did intentionally or unintentionally depending on the situation. Being a human being I am not perfect and never will be. I sometimes make the same mistakes over and over again because I am crazy enough to hope for better outcomes the next time around. We all have a responsibility to own up to our mistakes because the wrong things we do have an impact on the people we know and love. Confession can help you deal with life’s mistakes. Never be so proud to say you are sorry and try, try, try not to do it again.
This movie has universal themes of survival, hope and rising above ones circumstances. Dev Patel is a great actor and shines in this great movie. I am not sure how true-to-life the situations are in it so some of my fellow Indian bloggers can help me with that question. This film won an Academy Award for best picture so it has to be good.
If you are like me I have created thousands of documents, pictures, videos and the like over the years. So many of the files I have stored are 10 years or more old. Something in me can’t get rid of these items, call it being sentimental. There are those who would call it hording but this isn’t about them now. It’s good to hold on to things like tax records, receipts, pictures, personal emails and business items. After awhile purging these items can be helpful for organizational purposes. Old grocery lists, dated notes, old bills and the like can be deleted.
It would take me days to go through all my stuff so I have chosen to have everything created from a certain point be archives and put in folders so I can at least search for them.
Today I deleted some old WordPress blogs I don’t use anymore. I exported them to an archival blog for future use and then deleted what I had just exported. There are some blogger blogs I need to do this to as well. Sometimes its good to reduce your digital footprint so that you are more secure and better organized.
Services like Google Drive, Dropbox and the like can help you store your information in the cloud as you also store them on an external hard drive or flash drive (called a belt and suspenders way of storage).
No matter how you store your documents be sure you use good passwords and up-to-date browsers and apps to manage your files. You can never be too safe.
If a there was a dog version of WordPress would it be “WoofPress”….What would your dog say if it had a blog. Just think of all the things they see daily that they don’t say a word about. Dogs are loyal and fortunately they can’t air your dirty laundry on a blog. Now cats would be totally tell-all. I think the dog version of Twitter is Woofer.