The Attack On Ukraine, May There Be Peace Again

The Russian military began attacking the nation of Ukraine on Wednesday 2/23/2022. This situation is dangerous and serious for those who call it home. The attack was unprovoked and is all sorts of wrong.

I’m hoping for an end to the violence and I’m asking that peace will come again. God be with those in harms way, keep them safe. May this be a call to action for people to love above all.

The Ukraine-Russia Situation

I am hoping for peace in the Ukraine-Russia situation. My thoughts are with the people of both nations. In the case of Russia, the people are at the mercy of whatever Vladimir Putin wants to do. His ego is writing a check that will cost the region if not the world dearly.

The global community must come together to condemn the actions of Putin. It’s my hope no blood will be shed by anyone. Economic sanctions are a good start but I hope the military will not be charged with fighting another war however peace often requires action with a cost.

First COVID now this. My goodness, let’s chill.

Give peace a chance, please.

Thoughts On #Afghanistan

The exiting of US troops from Afghanistan began in the previous United States Presidential administration. The current just finished the job. The US has been there shortly after 9/11 which means forces have been there for 20 years. I believe we did everything we could to help keep the Taliban at bay in that time.

It should never be a forever war and knowing trillions have been spent and thousands of military lives have been lost there is heartbreaking. Also heartbreaking is knowing that the lives women, LGBTQ, and some on the fringes will be in peril. It truly is a no-win situation.

What more can be done? Being there indefinitely is not an option. Afghanistan forces lost major cities and they fell like a house of cards. What took years to secure took only weeks to lose. God be with those who face a very dangerous and uncertain future.

Antisemitism Is Not The Way

I have made it known I am a supporter of Palestine because I know they are children of God too. With that being said, I have love for Jewish people. I have Jewish friends who are sad about what is going on. Recent acts of antisemitism are only making matters worse. Citizens of both places are caught in the middle of an ancient struggle they did not start but still goes on to this day.

It is my hope that cooler heads will prevail, and that the violence will stop. It is terribly tragic to see what is happening but please find a way forward that does not include anti-Semitic acts that means more bloodshed. Let there be peace that is lasting.

Life On Mars – NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands Today

Science and teamwork come together to make this Mars landing a reality. Way to go NASA and all the other agencies that made this happen.

Winning And Losing In Politics

You win some and you lose some. That is how life goes. Accepting losses is a statement of character and gives one the driving force to try again. When it involves power and politics then it’s a whole new ball game where some who lose shouldn’t try again.

Those who lose in the game of politics should have some grace about them and realize that when it’s over, it’s over. The people have the say in winning and losing in this case. It’s OK to lose and if you do it well people will respect you for giving it your best.

Maybe some folks need to realize that it’s not about wheeling and dealing your way into winning because it doesn’t work like that. It’s time to move forward and to prepare for a new chapter in the lives of people who have suffered so much.

It’s time to let go of the past and embrace the new things to come on January 20, 2021.

What I Have To Say, A Note To My Followers #bloggers #wordpress

Friends, I am going to try to lighten up the content you see here. We all can use some levity. However, the world is a place of suffering and pain that cannot be ignored no matter how hard we try. So in my future posts, I will try to have a balance of the sacred, the serious to the silly, and stuff on the fringes. Also, a video or two to keep things interesting.

I realize it’s my blog and I can post what I want, but I want to have a place that is fun as it is pointed, relevant, and reacting to current events. That is why I am posting vintage toys and continuing to complain about Monday’s and the state of the world. Thanks for hanging with me all these years and for connecting here. Feel free to respectfully comment.

I encourage everyone to have a balance and to keep on blogging. The blogging community needs your voice. Let’s have some fun. Peace and love to you all.

Your Blogging Pal, Tony.

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