2016 Has Not Started Well

There have been a great number of talented and influential people have passed away this year. Somehow we need to restart the year. However loss is a part of life and it’s something we all must accept, reluctantly. Many people are mourning right now for one reason or another. We have the legacy and things they left behind in the form of music, film, television and more importantly their families who now must carry on without their loved one.

In Memory of Glen Frey of The Eagles

Glen Frey, founding member of the classic rock band The Eagles passed away today after a lengthy illness. His music with the Eagles influenced a generation of musicians and his solo career was part of the soundtrack of my youth. “You Belong To The City” from the Miami Vice Soundtrack was my favorite song of his because it has a wicked sax solo to get the song started. It also told a interesting story lyrically.

Glen Frey thank you for the music, memories and more.

Rambling About Negativity

Maybe its me but there seems to be a lot of negativity in the world. We are all living day-to-day trying to get by but there are lots of things that drag us down. People these days find it easier to rail against something and complain about it than try to fix the problem. Wouldn’t it be better to light a match to scare away the darkness than to just let the darkness consume ones heart and mind? It’s a matter of people wanting things a certain way and it’s not working out for them. I don’t know but perhaps we need more light and levity to get us through. It’s so easy though to be Debbie Downer than to encourage and enlighten. There are things I get down about, everyone does but there are a lot of things to be grateful for. Maybe we should try to focus on those things. Just saying.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day in The United States

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was a civil rights leader who worked to bring justice and peace to everyone in our nation.

In days like these we must reflect on the lessons Dr. King taught us. His calling from God was to help make all people equal as they are in the eyes of their creator. Our lives are different because of him but we still have much work to be done in changing the hearts and minds to give everyone a chance.

Dr. King taught us by example to fight the good fight of equality for all people. He did all of this by non-violent means. It’s amazing what can be done without raising weapons of violence but waging peace by changing the hearts and minds of people. Happy Birthday, Dr. King!