The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

This afternoon we went to see the final installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise “Mockingjay Part 2”. I was blown away at the action as well as the story. I won’t give anything away as to avoid spoilers there were things I thought might happen and other things that blew me away. Katniss Everdeen is a true screen hero for young women everywhere. I think she exhibits courage, passion, vulnerability and loyalty, all things a true human being needs.

I appreciate the moral of the story that you can’t have a government that shakes the people down to support the cultural elite. Our world has to do what it can to prevent a dystopian future but in some places it’s already a reality. The youth of our world must work together to make our future bright. You must fight for the future and be the hero that is needed now more than ever. “May the odds be ever in our favor” as we do what is right and noble.

Local radio & TV reactions to JFK’s death, 1963: “Is this for real?” | David Carroll’s Chattanooga Radio and TV

On November 22, 1963 Chattanooga had three TV stations, each with only a handful of news reporters.  There were about a dozen radio stations, mostly on the AM band, all live and local.

Source: Local radio & TV reactions to JFK’s death, 1963: “Is this for real?” | David Carroll’s Chattanooga Radio and TV

This is a great article on the local perspective of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy back in 1963. David Carroll works for our NBC TV affiliate here in Chattanooga. He is an experienced broadcast professional.

I Appreciate My Muslim Friends and Fellow Bloggers

I love my Muslim friends and fellow bloggers. They help me see the world in a different way. While in college I was friends with several who lived in my dorm. I think the phobia they face is unfair and unkind. Yes there are a few bad apples in the bunch like there are people of all faiths and walks of life. I appreciate their contributions to global culture and commitment to the service of mankind.

It’s time to wage peace with each other with the same fierceness as we do war. Love thy neighbors as we love ourselves.

“Hello” Thanskiving from Adele

This skit comes from Saturday Night Live and it features a family at Thanksgiving who are having major disagreements but when the song “Hello” from Adele starts to play they are brought together for their love of the song and starts lip synching it.

Fast Day soup kitchen at church. Bringing awareness to the plight of those who are without food and other resources in our community.

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