Farewell American Idol in 2016

I don’t watch Idol with the exception of when Chattanooga area native Lauren Alaina was in the final two. The show has made stars out of many people like Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson and has become an iconic TV show in our culture. Everything ends, everything has a shelf life.

A Tennessee River Cruise In Chattanooga

We spent some of our day on the Southern Belle Riverboat on a 90 minute cruise up and down a section of the Tennessee River in the downtown area of Chattanooga. It was a beautiful day to see some new things and sites we don’t see everyday. You can get a change of scenery in your hometown if you know where to go and where to look.

Two Things

I think there are two things I would say to a fellow blogger at any level.

1. Keep on blogging…if you stop you might not start back again. Fake it until you make it when necessary. But chill out if you need to.

2. Be the star of your own blog. Your blog is about the world from your point of view. Let that show to the world.

Friends be the blogger you can be even when life is tough.


Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield In A Movie, Yes Please!

I am looking very much forward to this movie. The greatest actor of our lifetime with an iconic rock star / soap actor. It’s rom com meets rock. There is much to like about this flick.


Fear is a powerful emotion. We all are afraid of something or another. There are times when we need to retreat from it. Fear can be crippling to some. Now there are times when we need to face our fears. Being fearless is a challenging thing because it requires a lot of bravery and willingness to try something new, something different. Comfort in the familiar means you can just chill out and not have to worry.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 

No one wants their lives in chaos but to make our world better sometimes you have to get a little crazy. I have fears, we all have fears, if we say any different then we would be kidding ourselves. Be strong and courageous because its what you feel like you should do but if you are afraid then never be afraid to admit it.

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway. Taylor Swift


Face your fears with courage, strength, faith, love good people!

Oklahoma City Bombing, 20 Years On

On April 19, 1995, a truck-bomb explosion outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols received life in prison. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil. (From History.com)

The Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK
The Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK

In memory of those who perished, in honor of those who live on and may it be a reminder to be vigilant and to never let such things happen again. Grace and peace to everyone today in Oklahoma City, OK.