There are a few things on my mind that I thought I would talk about today, its been sometime between my posting, but I though I would give it a shot today. Why the break? I really don’t know, I always have something to say about what's going on in our world. Heck, Obama gives … Continue reading Share the Wealth
A lot has been said and posted concerning the Zimmerman verdict, some like and some do not. I think this will always be the case when we have a society that is trained to be polarizing. The media worked overtime to make sure the American public had a tainted view of the case. Starting with … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show
Augustus Woodward's plan following the 1805 fire for Detroit's baroque styled radial avenues and Grand Circus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’m a Detroiter, I was born in the city, and I love the city. I no longer live in Detroit, I now live about 30 minutes outside of the city, but still consider myself a Detroiter. … Continue reading My Detroit
Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford (Photo credit: werthmedia) Up until now I have not posted about the Trayvon Martin case. I was waiting on facts to come out and hoping for civility. But it seems civility is lost and facts are slow to come. The murder of Trayvon is sad, the murder of any young … Continue reading My thoughts on Trayvon
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. ~William James (1842 - 1910) Attitude…. What a powerful word. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. … Continue reading Attitude, you got one?
Image via Wikipedia What is fair? What would you consider fair? That is the big question, and it seems Obama is going to use that as his campaign theme. No longer is Hope and Change the charge, but now Fairness. But really, what is fair? fair /fɛər/ [fair] adjective, fair·er, fair·est, adverb, fair·er, fair·est, noun, … Continue reading An Equal and Fair America
Cover of Boys Town "What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.
Image via Wikipedia As I was searching for my daily positive quote to post on my Facebook page I ran across this one: "Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone." Ella Wheeler Wilcox I liked it, it struck me for some reason. My first reaction to it was, this is … Continue reading Weeping is the new laughing
Image by wmrice via Flickr The American people have a tendency to forget quickly…. This past November we held local, state and national elections all over our great nation. Overwhelmingly we voted for conservatives, we told the powers that that be that we no longer wanted our government to spend our money freely, that we … Continue reading American short term memory loss
“Surely he was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54 The above quote is from the Gospel of Matthew. It is a simple quote, only 7 words, but the depth of the statement has sounded through-out history. It transcends time and is forever resonating in all times. Last night I read this passage, and for the … Continue reading Lessons for a Centurion