Me And A Local Celebrity, David Carroll

So a local celebrity came to church today. David Carroll is a local news anchor for WRCB-TV3 (NBC) here in Chattanooga. He’s a wonderful storyteller and historian. David is a great asset to our community. It was good to meet him in person after being connected via social feeds and the like.

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.

Getting Away From Reality

I really need to get away from cable news. The election is over and perhaps more fiction and news from regular people would do me some good.

Right now I am doing some pretty heavy reading for my religious studies class so I don’t have it in me for more reading. Blogs are an exception to that rule though.

However, I am binging some sci-fi, fantasy and a little juicy romance on some streaming services so there is some balance there. I also watch stuff on regular TV. I guess anything you can do to provide a diversion in the days we live in at the moment.

I Am Mad As Hell #resist

Serious shit is going on and we need serious people to act. I am trying to be one of those persons.

Hurricanes, pandemic, racism, homophobia, homegrown terrorism, unemployment are dominating the headlines and it seems so very overwhelming. I am mad that there are some folks are not taking any of this seriously. This is a national and global community issue. We can also say there are people who are having a hard time paying rent, keeping the lights on and food in the pantry.

There is much pain to be felt and some aren’t even acknowledging anything is going on. I can honestly say things are not going in a positive direction and its OK to admit that. Being realistic is good if things are going to get better.

All I can say is that Donald Trump is a jackass who is empowered by evil. He does evil. He is not truly serious about leading. He just wants the title. Screw him. His supporters should repent for supporting him. He has to go for the worlds sake. He’s not for life he’s dealing in death and the evil of greed.

Right now I am righteously mad as hell and that is more than OK.

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.

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.