Where Will History Have You Seated?: The Current Racial Situation in the U.S.

I couldn’t agree more with Danny. It’s time we read up on facts and we take a stand. I especially like this part:

“So what am I suppose to do? What is a middle-class, white dude from Charlotte, NC suppose to do? I am suppose to stand up for what is right. I am suppose to stand on the side of justice. I expect of myself to speak out. I might not be black, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look with my eyes and see something isn’t right.”

Just consider how it would feel if we would turn it around. How you would feel if you would be treated the way people are treated. Consider not having what you think is normal. Ask yourself where the sense in it is. There is none.

The time is right for change. We are change. Every single one of us. Stop accepting the old way. Stand up for the right way. You don’t have to march. You don’t have to go nuts. Just do the right think on a daily base, step by step…

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Race is not a difficult topic for me to talk about, but for some it is.

Some people simply don’t like people who are different-period.  I don’t understand this type of thinking, but it exists and I usually avoid these people at all costs.

There is one difficulty for me in trying to understand racism: you cannot understand what it is to be black in America unless you are black in America.  Modern racism in America is subtle.  I know this because I have had many conversations with friends of mine who experience it on a daily basis.

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Selma, Ala 1965

I still think it is important for us to ask questions.  Is it possible that there are failures in our system?  Is it possible that there are laws which more heavily penalize people of color? Is it possible that a system failure has occurred which has resulted in our…

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The Thing With Dying

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Children seem to get there, all of them, at one point. Maybe it’s part of growing up and realizing that things are changing. Maybe it’s part of the letting go. I’m not sure. But they all get to the point where they start asking questions about dying.

I was expecting it. Frankly already for months now. I thought the passing away of my Dad would get my daughter to the point where she would ask the question. The question I believe it’s the hardest one to answer:

” What happens to us after we die?”

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Have An Issue With Anything WordPress Related?

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Do you? I think we all get to the point eventually. It’s been okay for me for a while but recently I struggled big time with my WordPress App. It took forever to load. I thought that eventually there would be an update but it never came.

Then I read a post on Hugh’s fantastic blog about comments that suddenly end up in the spam folder. Not only did I leave a comment about that issue but also asked Hugh if he had ever heard of or encountered the issue with the App. Long story short: Hugh provided me with the tip that solved the issue and now my App works perfectly fine again: Delete the App and download it again… Simple, right, but for some reason I did not think about it…

So if you ever have an issue, not only WordPress itself can help you but Hugh might have the solution for you too…

Tell Me Something Good #24

Can’t believe another week has already passed! It feels like I’ve only just wrote the last ‘Tell Me Something Good’ post… Anyway, let’s do it, let’s kick off the new week on a positive note.

It’s easy:

  • Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
  • Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
  • Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Now before we go any further let’s bring some attitude into the game. Right? Because we need some attitude. Yes, we do! Let’s own it!

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(By the way, do you know how many gifs pop up with Beyoncé in it when googling ‘gif attitude’… )

Don’t be shy, do it, have some attitude. If not now then when? Come on, I dare you! I’m sure you can do it again. Yep, do it! Go ahead, enjoy another round of it🙂

Now, this is what I’d like to share with you today:

“We cleaned out a lot of stuff we have dragged along for a long time yesterday. It’s good to see the space it created. Feels really good. And you know what? A lot of it found a new owner right away. How fantastic is that? It’s not wasted.”

This post is also today’s contribution for the Taboo Word Challenge. The word I was avoiding was “to”.

TWC

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Meet and Greet: Taking the Weekend Off

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend and I’ll be taking the entire weekend off from the blog.  I’ll recycle this post for Sunday morning and will plan to catch up with everyone on Monday!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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Blast From The Past – Is The “I” Killing Off The “We”?

I often think about “I” and “we” and how we live these two in our day to day life. I wonder sometimes if I should put the “I” above the “we” more often, or should I put the “we” above the “I” more often. I wonder if we have reached a point where the “I” is dominant and it throws out the balance. But then I also wonder how much of “we” you can handle in order to live a happy life? Where is the balance and what kind of impact does our decision have on our relationships?

I would like to hear your thoughts about it. Firs let me share this Blast From The Past with you with some further thoughts from me. I hope you enjoy reading…

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