Friday, August 30, 2019


Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character. 

~Tom Perez

Friday, August 23, 2019


Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and when any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

~Frederick Douglass, Author (1818-1895)   

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


There comes a time when each of us needs to take a break from our activities. A few days away from social media can be the panacea needed to reengage with the real world.

There may events that happen that conjure up past traumatic feelings. Sometimes it's best to physically disengage from that moment. A walk, going into another room, or changing the subject can help the person regain his/her/their bearings.

Taking care of yourself is not selfish. Your physical, spiritual, emotional well being is important.

Saturday, August 17, 2019


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

~Albert Einstein

Friday, August 09, 2019


Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.

~Seth Berkley

Thursday, August 08, 2019


I've don't ever remember this many mass shootings in such a short period of time. No sooner then one such act is concluded another happens. Personally, I'm not at all surprised by all this. It's been brewing for years.

One reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election was that his message resonated with people who for years have been disenchanted with the way the country is going. They have been lied to, dismissed, trashed, and taken for granted. I believe with the remarks the president has tweeted, it seems to give the perpetrators permission to hurt people that are not like them. Pretty sad, I think, that it's come to this. 

Right now gun control is being bandied by by the Democrats and some Republicans. The whole point in my view is that no one has really talked about the people who committed these vile acts. Men has been attacked by feminists hard since 2000. It's great that girls and women have more opportunities, but what about boys and men? One reason, I believe, many men do not marry is because of the confusion as to what women want. Boys are being neglected because of much of the feminist stuff that has nothing to do with improving girls and women's live and people venting their hatred toward anyone who is male. 

I don't know the backgrounds of all the perpetrators but I'm willing to bet that what some of the thoughts I mentioned played a part. There are a lot of angry men out there. Men need fathers to demonstrate to them how to be men, husbands, and fathers. Gun control will be tough sell because the second amendment of the Constitution guarantees that citizens can bear arms. People with mental health issue need help. Just to say that all the perpetrators are mentally ill glosses over the real issues.

My heart goes out the victims of these horrendous acts. However, there needs to some real and genuine    solutions to this, not just knee jerk reactions that, in a short time, will be forgotten about in a short time. 

Sunday, August 04, 2019


I got a chance to watch some of recent debates by the candidates of the Democratic party. The race for the presidency in 2020 has began. I watch the first round of debates. I missed the second night. So far I'm not impressed.

The statement I resonated with was made by Maryanne Williamson, a real looong shot, who chastised some of her Democratic compatriots for taking money from corporations. I am a registered Independent who will follow future debates (the next one in September in Dallas).

The way I see it if President Trump ran again at this moment, he would win. The Democrats are a mess with no real idea how they would make the country better.

Friday, August 02, 2019


Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and to sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.

~Donovan Bailey