Attention Teachers, You Are Awesome!

To all the teachers and other educational staff people out there who are wondering what the hell is going on this fall due to Covid-19 I want you to know you are all awesome and what you do truly matters. Hopefully, you will have a safe year ahead and your work is a noble one. Certainly, you don’t get paid enough. Peace to you all amongst the chaos.

Newsfeed Conversations On #Facebook and Maybe #Twitter

This Shrek themed meme has all sorts of truth in it. Masks, schools, elections and Hamilton are the leading topics of conversation and news in many of our social feeds. I know many folks who have logged off because of the chaos and negativity. There is a balance somewhere between being informed and preserving sanity.

Covid-19 Is Still Real Y’all

For those who think the Covid-19 scare is over, think again. People who are trying to take care of others are still getting it. This is not a hoax like some would like you to think. Remain vigilant and take care of others and yourself while you are at it.

Throwback Thursday #TBT – 2016 Riverbend Festival #Chattanooga #Coronavirus

The Coca Cola Stage the main event stage of The Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga

Coronavirus has caused life to be paused and events to be cancelled such as music festivals. Every June the Riverbend Festival is held in my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee and this years event was postponed and then cancelled. Who knows when these sort of events will be held again. I can wait until life is more stable and secure before going back to concerts and sporting events again.

Sunday Reflection: Coronavirus and George Floyd

Coronavirus and George Floyd without a doubt are the two stories that have dominated the public consciousness over the past few weeks. The virus and racism are things that are serious illnesses that everyone is contending with these days. It would be safe to say that both have caused much chaos in the order of things.

Can we say that the chaos we are experiencing is going to create lasting change. Perhaps a new way of living and thinking is being born. Normal life is being recreated and in my mind its for the better.

For too long the status quo has ruled the day but I recognize that is a highly personal situation. However in a universal sense the status quo got us to where we are in this point of history. There was no way anyone could have predicted a year ago the pandemic but racism has always been there. Racism of any type is wrong. It is the great sickness that has cost humanity dearly. Why are black people treated so badly?

My friends we are going through some hard times in the world we live in. How we answer the call and face the challenges will be recorded in our history books. Now is the time to learn to love more and hate less. Be mindful of the needs of others. We cannot afford to mess this up. The future of our world depends on it.

Right now we owe it to those who have lost their lives due to the virus and racism to make things better for everyone. Yes my friends Black Lives Matter. May those who need healing get it freely. As a person of faith I pray for all to be well sooner rather than later.

The Thing About: The Virus

Allow me to be serious for a minute or a little more. Over 90,000 people in this country and 317,000 around the world have died from COVID-19. Now is not the time to have strange conspiracy theories or to play the blame game. Energy would best be used in finding a cure for this deadly virus.

This pandemic has already changed the course of history forever and we have to remain focused on preventing people from getting the virus and caring for those who are sick with it. Deaths along with job losses have impacted people more than anything else in recent memory.

Spreading false information is going to get people more people killed. It would be awful to see another spike in cases and deaths. People have to behave, do their parts, and be true neighbors so that everyone will be safe.

Rumor has it that it’s the twenty-first century, let us act like it.