A quick reflection… Continue reading “Unsung Values”
In a week or so, it will be 71 years since my parents left Europe to make the voyage to America. Since I have not been brave enough to do a similar commitment, I cannot state for fact how they felt. I can imagine excitement, trepidation, grief, regret, frustration, joy, anxiety, and a sense of adventure all playing havoc as they crossed the Atlantic in what I would today consider a very long voyage.
When I was 15 years old, our family moved to Europe for a year while my father taught at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. Being a teenager, I did not appreciate the opportunity we had though there were many trips we took which made lasting impressions. For a high school student, however, it was more about the inconvenience I was experiencing being so far from our home in the States. In amazement I found the year passed faster than I anticipated amid trips to the surrounding countries. Continue reading “Right Under Our Nose”
I was originally going to send the following letter to my 3 representatives but decided in today’s culture of instantaneous tweets that there would be insufficient focus to read the whole note. So I sent basically the question: Where do you stand on “voter fraud” as rumored, tweeted, and propagated by President Trump, and the lack of critical information transfer to President-elect Biden?
[updated 12:54am 11/18/2020] With the firing of Chris Krebs for upholding and investigating the election process and finding no threats or breaks of security, it seems like this country is truly screwed. When honest fact reporting that is contrary to a personal “opinion” is discarded, we are no longer dealing with reality. Continue reading “Stand Up for Truth, Honor, Decency, Integrity and Honesty”
From Wikipedia: “Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one’s prior beliefs or values.”
We are all somewhat guilty of this especially during the 2020 chaos and divisiveness but our media streams and search engines (and streaming media) filter bubbles only set our preferences (aka biases) in virtual stone.
Wonder what would happen if I begin to continuously search for kindness, bubble guppies, compassion, caring, gratitude, paw patrol, love, hugs, peace, and other terms of endearment and unity? Could be an experiment with timely implications versus continuing to do searches regarding the election results et al…
Time to be like the storybook King Arthur and pull that sword out of the virtual stone.
(And if you do not believe me, do a search from multiple search engines or create a brand new streaming media profile on a service you subscribe to…your results may just amaze you.)
Playgrounds come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Some are in sunny locations, others are hidden within the shadows of surrounding trees. A visit to one park led to the visit of another park, and this write-up summarizes the mental notes taken (okay…at least those mental notes I can remember 😉 ). Continue reading “Walkertown Community & Town Center Parks”
Well, my writing for this blog is concluding in February 2021. I have decided to take it down since I am not willing to turn on SEO options and therefore my readers are…well, non-existent.
Continue reading “Coming to an End”
September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate day but I am daily confronted with the news stories of people who have no respect or civility for anyone else and “Aaarrrr!” is becoming my mantra. Continue reading “Talking Like A Pirate”