Pre-Memorial Day Reflection

Monday is Memorial Day in the USA where those who served and sacrificed everything in the military are remembered and honored. A solemn and serious time of reflection and honor to those who are no longer with us because they died for their nation.

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It is my hope that those who have served and sacrificed over the past few years have done so for all Americans. Freedom and liberty are two words used a lot in the USA and it doesn’t seem everyone has access to those ideals that many people hold fast to their heart and soul.

Yes, I am a liberal but I respect those who chose to wear the uniform of this nation. Not everyone can or will make that choice and its an individual decision. Also not everyone is suited for this type of service. For those who serve who are also a part of the LGBTQ community thank you for being on the wall, on the front lines and doing so even though many in this country hates you just for being who you were born to be.

Let’s remember those who gave all but strive to make that sacrifice worth it for everyone. It’s the American way isn’t it?

Happy Thanksgiving America #thanksgiving

Today is thanksgiving in the United States. Its a time of gathering together as family and friends to celebrate what there is to be grateful for. Of course there will be food, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, football and so much more. No matter where you are may the spirit of thanks and giving be among you.


$80 Million

$80 million was spent on the Tennessee Senate race. Just think about what better use of that money could have been. Like scholarships, homes for the homeless, repairing public schools, food for the poor…that sort of thing. Politics in America has gone amok on spending. Its the reason why campaigning needs overhaul.

Support Public Broadcasting @wtci @pbs #pbs

I support PBS/Public Media in America because like many in this country were raised on it. We need this service available to ALL Americans. The 2019 budget does not include funding for public media. It’s a vital and necessary resource to provide quality instructive Television to everyone.

Fall Back, Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you turn in tonight. For much of America Daylight Savings Time is ending giving them an “extra hour” of sleep.

Realistic Reality

The value of guns and flags are unfortunately worth more than flesh and bone and souls in the minds of many. It’s a sad state of affairs when we put things up on a pedestal to worship them while at the same time reducing the value of human life in all its forms. Greed and hate and pollution are what seems to be ubiquitous whereas generosity, love and care and conservation are things hard to come by. The death of humanity seems to be at hand and what do we do about it? That is a huge question we all must answer. How can we value things that give joy, comfort, peace and giving instead of the opposite. Our world is in peril and as its passengers on this ship we have to find out how to get along before we get gone. Realistic reality is a hard thing to look at but it is something we must face. What do we do? What do we value most?