Doing Some Laptop Upgrades

Courtesy of The Soup Diva

I did some upgrading to my laptop today. I added an 8 gig memory stick and a 250 gig solid state drive (MNVE 2.0). This straightforward operation took a lot of unscrewing and prying and some seating of the memory and drive. Then I had to put everything back together again. After everything was reassembled it worked and I was happy. This should extend my laptop’s life and speed things up. It was a fun thing to do.

Thanks to the Mrs. for her help in providing me the right tool for the job and taking this picture.

Pride Month Has Begun #Pride #LGBTQ

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

Pride month is a global celebration recognizing the LGBTQ community around the world. The work of acceptance and full inclusion continues. As an ally I’m proud to stand with my friends in the community who seek justice and to live their lives without fear.

Tina Turner – Simply The Best

The Queen of Rock and Roll has died. Tina Turner passed away on May 24, 2023, at the age of 83. Her music, her talent, and her story will be remembered always. She is in every sense of the word an icon. Thank you Tina for what you meant to millions in your superstar career. Rest in power Anna Mae Bullock from Nutbush, Tennessee. The stars and heavens will hear your song tonight.

Living Free Without Fear or Malice

America’s the land of the free and home of the brave or its supposed to be. I think freedom is only for a few and they use that freedom to make life hard for other Americans.

Freedom of expression and the press are not what they used to be. There are books being banned that are sharing the dirty history of this country just because some are offended that it gives them and the country a bad name. Some of those books are helpful in informing people of the differences that exist and telling the stories that might save someone’s life. Civil rights have been long fought for and it’s not right to turn back the clock on those rights.

People are being harmed just for living their lives as LGBTQ folks and the thing about that is that all they want is the freedom to be themselves at no cost to anyone else. I can guarantee you that no LGBTQ person would advocate restricting the rights of anyone who is straight or CIS-gendered. It’s not fair.

My friends I am scared for those who have to make a decision to leave their home state to go to another state where they are safer due to laws being passed impacting their individual freedoms. Women’s rights are being trampled upon and they should have the right of self-determination without politicians getting in the way.

Bravery isn’t bullying people. Its fear and ignorance manifest itself in a dangerous way. I hate bullying. The people who do it need to repent and that means some religious people have some atoning to do.

I am also seeing the influence of extremism and fascism making itself known in places around the world that have been havens of peace and prosperity for all people.

To those who have fought for freedom, you have a responsibility once again to stand up for those who are under attack and in danger. You have to because it’s a moral thing to do. Those who are strong have the obligation to defend those who are at their weakest. It’s time to protest. Make voices in the margins heard.

Now some will say why are you bashing the country, simple I have the right to do so and the responsibility to call out injustice and hatred. This country fought against it in World War II and it looks like it’s having to do it again in 2023. I hope America can do better. America will never be great until all its people are free to live their lives without fear or malice.

Seventeen Years With WordPress

This achievement snuck up on me today. I can’t believe it’s been seventeen years since I first got a blogging account. I have not been posting regularly all those years but it’s cool to be recognized. Thanks to everyone who has made these years of blogging fun a reality. As I always say, keep on blogging good people.

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day and I want to salute all moms who are true heroes. Some mothers are biological, some through adoption, and some care for kids who are in need, through various situations. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the wonderful pet moms who have two and four-legged kids. Many parents out there are both mother and father and that is to be saluted. Some have strained relationships with their mothers and that cannot be ignored. No matter what I hope you all have someone you can call mom to be there for you. Thank you Moms of all persuasions.

More Writer Than Reader

My friends, I have been a prolific blog poster in my many years with various blogging platforms. I have been known to post 5 or more times a day. Being a prolific reader is another story. Blogging community I have been severely lapsed in reading your posts and that doesn’t seem fair considering you read and comment on mine.

I am hoping to change that and spend more time seeing what is happening in your world and in your head through your work. I ask for your forgiveness. I will work to do better. Thank you for your connections and communications. You all rock.

Your friend in blogging, Tony