Rep. John Lewis Thank You For All The “Good Trouble” Rest In Power Good Sir #johnlewis

Former President Barack Obama presenting John Lewis with the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

Representative John Lewis of Georgia is a titan in the cause of civil rights, gay rights and human rights. Mr. passed away on July 17th, 2020 after a battle with cancer. His life was dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone. In every sense of the word he was a patriot. Thank you good sir for all the good trouble you caused in changing the world for many. You did things for others at your own peril and safety. Your legacy will be one celebrated in history and memory. Rest in power Mr. Lewis.

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.

John Lewis

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.

NASA/Space X Launch Day In America #LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX

Today is a historic day as a crewed spaceflight hopefully will take place from American soil. NASA along with Space X are partnering to launch The Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Col. Doug Hurley and Col. Bob Behnken aboard the Dragon spacecraft

My dad was a huge space nerd. He loved stuff like this. I am watching this in memory of him and to share this special event with him in spirit. Let’s hope that the weather cooperates and these Astronauts will be with the crew of the Space Station today.

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.

Local News Matters, Journalism Where You Live

Taylor Bishop of WDEF TV12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

I want to offer appreciation to local news journalists who are keeping us informed about what is going on in our backyards during these days of Coronavirus and now tornadoes and severe weather. Everywhere there is local information that needs to be reported. The news in your area matters and can impact your life in a profound way. These reporters really do deserve our thanks.

International Women’s Day, For A More Equal World #internationalwomensday #women #womensday

The future is female and International Women’s Day is a part of that awareness. May there be more equality and justice for women everywhere. Here is to all the wonderful women in my life. I’m grateful for you all. Love and peace to you all.