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?
Meanwhile, I need to stay positive. Life should not always be an odyssey. I read and collect quotes that inspire me. The Universe knows my true destiny. These are some quotes that I have collected to keep positive: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela “I love those who can … Continue reading 94 days left – Meanwhile
“The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.” Article II Section 1 https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript Continue reading 95 Days – Just in case
Yesterday a great civil rights leader and congressman was laid to rest. John Lewis inspired Tybre Faw, who met the late congressman at a Selma march in 2018. He recited one of his favorite poems at Lewis’ memorial service. I watched him give a few interviews right after the service. He moved me so deeply with his gentle maturity. My mother would have called him … Continue reading Ninety-Five Days – There is Hope
The truth is that truth must prevail. Call out the lies when they first appear, We cannot continue to live in fear: Learn to discern the real from the fake. Do some people really think that we are dumb for goodness sake? Make good trouble as John Lewis famouly decreed. Do not allow us to loose our deeds to the republic and the freedoms so … Continue reading 96 days – Some Truths
My heart sunk when my grand daughter only five told me she wanted the “sickness” to stop She misses being in school; She misses visiting with her adorable cousins; And of course she misses her grand parents. I hope she never asks when it will go away. I think she knows somehow that it will not disaappear; or that the “sickness” can be cured with … Continue reading 97 Days – A Commitment
More children are being tested everyday and more are testing positive for the COVID 19 virus. If you think about it, we would act diligently if children started suffering at any level from any other disease or virus. Of course the jury is still out as to the exact effect the virus will have on otherwise healthy children. Teenagers are getting the virus. We all … Continue reading 98 Days to go
As an educator, 100 days was a milestone measure. I would revise my check list of the objectives I had proposed at the beginning of the school year. It was a sobering endeavor sometimes because I would have to face the truth and realize that I had to make some changes. A few times the changes would be major. However, either way, my entire self-evaluation … Continue reading 100 Days
Nature speaks peace look at the view around you For sure a daisy smiles Continue reading Nature Speaks