“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” “The words above, thought to be the motto, are chiseled in gray granite over the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue and come from Book 8, Paragraph 98, of The Persian Wars by Herodotus.” This is the motto or … Continue reading Eighty-one Days – Legendary Promises
I decided to look up information about the so called “Spanish Pandemic”. My mother was born in December of 1918. Therefore she was barely a month old when people all around the world were dying. It did not originate in Spain as the name suggests. “Wartime censors in the UK, Germany, the United States and France, anxious not to lower morale, played down the numbers … Continue reading Eighty-two days – For the Record
For better and for worse in sickness and in health until death do us part. Vows that many of us make in a marriage. How sad when you cannot be close until death wants to separate for your loved one. So many souls died alone during this pandemic. Some couples died within hours of each other Death has no pride; neither does this … Continue reading Eighty-three days – When I think about my vows
I just heard the news and could not resist writing a reaction to Former Vice President Biden’s choice for Vice President. Senator Kamala Harris is it. The choice is historical and will be even more historical at the end of 84 days. Like that old television commercial proudly decreed, “You have come a long way baby.” One hundred years ago women fought for the right … Continue reading 84 Days – Wow! Wow! Wow!
As a retired educator, I feel the obligation to stress the need to help our children and young people right now. Parents and families need support as schools open within the next few weeks. School districts and their respective boards and local authorities are planning and trying to make ends meet with regard to supplies to keep their schools clean, safe and how to implement … Continue reading Eighty-four Days – What we are up against?
How many times have you actually counted down the days to an important event. I can only think of childbirth. It seemed like the 9 months were eternal. This count down has been agonizing and exhausting. But at the end of these 85 days, we will hopefully be at peace again. Just like the due date for the birth of a child, you are so … Continue reading 85 days – Some Points to Ponder
‘When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting … Continue reading Eighty-six days – What Good Trouble are You Making?
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A Photo essay tells the story loud and clear it speaks to our reality and sings the songs of hope and serenity. eighty-seven days to decide the future of the lives it boils down to one sacred truth WE ARE THE PEOPLE!!! God bless America! Continue reading 87 Days – A Photo Essay
I wonder what will be the first line under the title: The Year Was 2020 twenty years from now. I remember reading history textbooks with similar reveals and always wondered if all that was printed was real. Today we do not know what is fake or not Forced to look under so much rot. It is funny how certain quotes and headlines stick; The following … Continue reading 88 Days Remaining – The Year Was 2020
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(c) Melba Christie A Poem to Celebrate Today and only today for now anyway I want to celebrate my life. I want to celebrate right now who I have become who I was and who I am right this very minute. Why? because it is easy to forget these things. because we forget that life… Continue reading A Poem to Celebrate
There is no next There may be a tomorrow at best but be sure of your now The time is now We know what is happening now If you happen to be sad, it is only in the now. Therefore, happiness is now. Love is now. We need to listen now. We need to act now. Everyday of this countdown is now. The truth is … Continue reading 89 days – There is no next.
Last night as I watched the special program on CBS honoring the late congressman, “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero” — a collection of interviews, reports and musical tributes celebrating the congressman’s legacy, I felt like my soul was being cleansed. The helplessness I feel when I see and hear about what COVID-19 does to human beings started easing up a bit. And yesterday to add … Continue reading Just 90 days more – Is it, it is what it is, or is it?
COVID-19 seems to be spreading at record numbers throughout the United States. The number of deaths may rise by the end of the summer by almost nineteen thousand. This number however can be reversed if according to the leading experts we continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Most worrisome right now is the opening of schools. Many … Continue reading 91 days and counting!
While it is important to remain informed about the politics that are so vital right now, it is essential that you know the sources of the information distributed. Critical thinking is very important. We are told that many things on social media are sometimes deceptive. We have become very familiar with terms like “alternative facts” and “fake news”. How do we know for sure that … Continue reading Ninety-Three Days To Go – What do you know?