Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday Will We.....

 "America is great because we preserve our democratic institutions at all costs. Until January 6th, we were proof positive for the world that a nation conceived in liberty could long endure. But now, January 6th threatens our most sacred legacy. The question for every one of us who serves in Congress, for every elected official across this great nation, indeed, for every American is this: Will we adhere to the rule of law? Will we respect the rulings of our courts? Will we preserve the peaceful transition of power? Or will we be so blinded by partisanship that we throw away the miracle of America? Do we hate our political adversaries more than we love our country and revere our Constitution?"


In my opinion - well said Liz Cheney on the opening of the January 6th hearings. 

Much to ponder for any and all who live in America and root for America

Monday, August 2, 2021

Monday Meltdown

 I AM BACK

    in Texas

        at work


ARRGGGHHHHHH


That's it. That's my poem.  My primal scream. 

We'll be talking soon. 


 


Friday, July 30, 2021

Finally Friday - Let his birthday weekend begin - RAY





 I hope Ray's had a grand time while I've been gone for three weeks. Hope he's run amok,  been to Aunt Pat's, drove his RZR, watched plenty of TV, eaten over the sink, and  enjoyed his peace and quiet without me yammering. 

Hello....I'm driving back now from PA and hope to be home by Saturday 7/31.  Fair warning - 

My goal is Sunday birthday celebration for Ray. Cheers to my guy - born on August 1st many moons ago. 

Eat some cake this weekend in his honor.  Or slurp on a big old margarita. 

Cheers to Ray and all of you too. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What's in Your Queue?

 Television. Netflix. HBO Max, Amazon. Hulu. Disney. 

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I still read quite a bit as you can tell from my reviews.  But the old boob tube draws me in. So many choices. So many binges. So many golden oldies too. 

Here are a few things I've been watching. 

Disney - Loki  from the Marvel Universe. I love Tom Hiddleston. I have no freakin' clue what's going on in this series. There's time variance.  Time keepers. Variants. And life can be in disarray.  Okay....

Whatever, I'm amused.  If anyone can explain it - feel free...... Alex??

Netflix -   This is POP.   I enjoy music documentaries and this series zeroes in on some themes. It's been very entertaining as they explore the 60s, black music, and what came out of the Brill Building in NYC. Very cool

HBO Max Let Him Go with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. Takes place late 50s in Montana. Lots of quiet moments and then some violent moments. Great acting.  Kevin and Diane want to save their three year old grandson from the clutches of in-laws. Let's just say that doesn't go smoothly. 

HBO Max - Judas and the Black Messiah.  A wow of a serious movie.  Fred Hampton and the Black Panther movement - watching the growth of the movement, the electricity of Fred, and the quiet FBI tracking of this group.  Daniel K. won an Oscar for his portrayal of Fred, and Lakieth Stanfield gives an amazing performance too. This was thinking material. 

Hulu - Summer of Soul   Another music documentary - this one produced by Questlove.  Really good - around the time of Woodstock, there was a huge music festival featuring black musicians at a park in Harlem. Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, the 5th Dimension and more. It was crazy good, but never had the oomph like Woodstock did. Now rare footage has been compiled and it's worth watching. Very cool

So, what's in your Queue?



Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Moments





 Random pics from 2014 in PA.  And there's Dad - back when he was quite mobile.  We won't be hiking any trails for this current trip of mine.  And that's okay now that he's 90.  Dang!

Anyway - another filler post. 

Here are some quotes I've collected lately.  Food for thought on a Monday. 

Sift each of us through the great sieve of circumstance and you have a residue, great or small...that is the man or woman.    Majorie Kinnan Rawlings

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts" probably never lost.  Martina Navratilova

Genius without education is like silver in  the mine.  Benjamin Franklin

Have a grand week!





Friday, July 23, 2021

Finally Friday



 Can you hear that?

Yep - it's laughter and everybody talking at once.   My PA gang - ladies I've know forever and we pick up where we left off.  During 2020 we held our zoom book clubs and chats regularly. 

I've known some since junior high, others high school, and two others since college. 

Can't wait to see them all, give big hugs, start talking,  and seemingly never stop. 

Can you hear it?   Sheer joy, friendship, and LOVE. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday






 Flashback time - 3 years ago, beach vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Just a grand time - can't go wrong with a beach setting. 

I told you this was a July hiatus of sorts for me.  I'm in PA catching up with family, friends, and learning how to talk again (with my hands)

Lord knows what Ray is doing in TX - running amok, no doubt. 

If you see him, make sure he's eaten - ha!