Rest In Power Screech #DustinDiamond

In high school (and Junior High), I was a lot like Screech Powers from TV’s “Saved By The Bell”. I was a nerdy free spirit who was just trying to get along with others. The thing about people like Screech they just want to be accepted for who they are without having to be someone they are not. Wearing your heart on your sleeve does come with a price, unfortunately. Screech was a role model if you think about it. Dustin Diamond who played Screech Powers passed away today from lung cancer at the age of 44. Way too young. See you on the other side Screech. It’s alright because we are all Saved By The Bell. Rest in power, Dustin.

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.

Congratulations All Elite Wrestling on Your Dynamite Anniversary @AEW

My favorite professional wrestling show celebrates one year on television tonight. AEW or All Elite Wrestling has done a lot of important things in the world of pro wrestling. I have been a pro wrestling fan off and on throughout my life and AEW re-sparked my interest in the sport. I am looking forward to every champion putting their titles on the line tonight in what will be a historic evening in TV.

So I Cried A Little Tonight

Music and Television when put in the right mix can bring forth emotions that are hard to come out otherwise. A TV show I was watching tonight did that to me and I needed it. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has dealt with the impending death of the lead character’s father.

The season finale Zoey’s dad passed away and it brought back a lot of memories and feelings to when my own dad passed away in August 2019. The same struggle at the end and all the things that went along with his final days were portrayed very poignantly here.

I hadn’t cried a lot since then and it was a little healing and cathartic when I wept tonight. Grief is a weird thing and it can be on you at any time. I am glad to have been able to have a little release. I didn’t know it was needed. There will be more times when that will happen again.

A Great Commentary On 2020 And The Recent Past

This commentary from David Carroll who is a news anchor for a local television station and he’s a great storyteller based here in Chattanooga. He has a great take on 2020 and the past few years here. There’s something in this commentary that will resonate with you. Check out his video.

Farewell Arrow, Thank You For 8 Seasons Of Adventure And Justice #TheFinalBow #Arrow #ArrowSeriesFinale @CW_Arrow

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Tonight one of my favorite TV shows on The CW Network says its farewell as “Arrow” has its series finale. For eight seasons Stephen Amell played the title character of Oliver Queen who donned a mask and picked up a bow and arrow to bring justice to Star City. He was known as a vigilante but he along with his team displayed bravery, honor and loyalty to their city and one another. This series gave birth to other shows such as “Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Flash”. I will definitely miss this show but its legacy is solid and it will always be remembered.