The Thing About: Uncomfortable Truth

Truth is uncomfortable. Hearing things you don’t wanna hear is tough. So often we seek comfort in life so the unpleasant stuff we don’t have to deal with. Yeah its human nature to avoid things. I am one of those who doesn’t like conflict or anything like that.

However in the days in which we live we need to hear the truth of others who are oppressed and harmed daily for their skin color, their gender, their sexual orientation and their physical disabilities. Prejudice is not fun. It’s something that people live with their entire lives. There is a intersection of racism, homophobia and classism being explored and navigated.

My friends all that is wrong. There is a reckoning going on right now and its making systems that have kept the status quo very uncomfortable. It’s past time it happened. As a white person I am learning more about the lives of others and how lucky I have had it. Seeing people for who they are and their experiences can help all of us learn and grow.

Truth will set you free but it will also make you face things that you have long wanted to avoid. It is time for all of us to be uncomfortable so that others might have a better life. Facing the facts of reality is hard and it won’t be easy but now is the time for the world to get it self right and seek reconciliation. The fight for the future is a noble pursuit. Now is the time to make that change. What are you going to do?

Digging In The Dirt

If you look on social media lots of things are coming to light. People who hid things in the shadows are being exposed. Past faults are brought into the present. All will be revealed. People are being “canceled” for their present and past sins. Seems there is a lot of digging in the dirt and lots of mud is being slung. Maybe we need to deal with the speck in our own eyes for a change.

None of us is perfect. Sure some incidents need to be exposed and there needs to be measured accountability for severe wrong doing. Contrition can help pave a new way forward. People deserve a second chance. Grace is good.

Acts of hate and terror must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and those who do those acts must be punished. People who do physical and emotional harm must be brought to swift justice.

We live in a conflicted, confrontational world these days. Do your best to be your best my friends. Make this world a better place for all.

Welcome To Summer 2020, It Might Be A Weird One

“Frozen’s” Olaf the snowman.

Hey kids, it’s Summer 2020 and it looks like it might be a weird one. I have to say I am not a fan of this season. Too hot and way too humid in the southern USA. My friends, have fun, but six feet apart.