This Is My Favorite Park, Coolidge Park in #Chattanooga


Coolidge Park in Chattanooga is named after Charles Coolidge who is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. It’s on the North Shore of Chattanooga and is a great place to ride a carousel, have a picnic, watch movies, enjoy a concert and enjoy the the incredible view of Downtown Chattanooga which is right across the Tennessee River. It’s also one of the awesome places to hunt Pokemon.

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew #HurricaneMatthew

I have friends in Florida and family in the Carolina’s. This is going to be a tough couple of days. We haven’t had a really bad Hurricane in the US for some time. Evacuations have begun in the region. For many this is old hat but for others this is a really scary event.

Something About Women

images-2It’s not up to me as a middle-aged man to tell any woman what to do or what she can or cannot be. Women make up roughly half the population of the world and therefore they should have control over themselves. Really its not up to any man to tell a woman what to do with their bodies because it does not belong to them in the first place. I think women deserve to have control over over every part of their lives including making the best choices based upon their own individual beliefs. That is what freedom is truly about right?

For too long women have been subjected to inequality, sexism, lower pay and reproductive laws that do not have the same impact on men. It is the 21st century and we should be doing better for women. I am thinking in a world that has given us Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Indira Ghandi, Madeline Albright, Oprah Winfrey, Benazir Bhutto, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyonce, Angela Merkel, Sheryl Sandberg, Mother Teresa and so many more women who have led the world and made it a better place that they should have more respect than they do. Women can build empires and families and so much more. Don’t ask for permission women, do your own thing.

If it were not for the women in my life I wouldn’t be the same. A strong woman is a powerful force that can shape the future and impact the present. It’s time for one to lead a good nation into the future. That is also something that is to be determined.