My Heroes Come And Gone

Mario Lopez said on Twitter that the bad part of getting older is seeing your heroes pass on. I must say he is on to something. Many of the people in real life and in pop culture who I call my heroes are leaving this life. At the ripe old age of 45 I am reading more and more the people who were a important part of my growing up are going through transitions in life. I am grateful for the lives of people I looked up to and admired. They influenced me to be who I am.

Friday Flashback: Muriel’s Wedding

Every year on July 31st we watch the movie “Muriel’s Wedding” starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths. This was the movie we watched the night our apartment burned just months after our wedding. This is a movie we enjoy very much because it has a interesting story about a underdog who is just trying to make a name for her self by getting married and being successful, but in the movie Muriel realizes that marriage and success aren’t one and the same.

Flashback Friday – “We Didn’t Start The Fire” from Billy Joel

With all the stuff going on lately this flashback to the 1980’s seems to be appropriate. A lot of conflict is going on that were started by others and have continued through other generations. This song speaks volumes about the world we live in, past and present. It seems more current than ever. Billy Joel has it right with this one.

Give The Gift Of Life, Donate Blood!

I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood center that serves Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Alabama. We provided blood for patients injured during the shootings of July 16, 2015 here in Chattanooga. Emergencies are not the only time when blood is needed and the need for blood is constant. Every donation helps 3 lives and that is awesome.

Some folks can give while others can’t. We all have a part to play in making our world better. Giving your time and talents is a noble thing that benefits our greater global community. For me, donating blood is something I enjoy doing.