Colin Kaepernick has created a lot of controversy, because he has not stood at attention during the National Anthem. He is protesting the treatment of Blacks in this country, and police brutality. Unfortunately, his message has been lost, because everyone is upset that he dare protest during the National Anthem. It is worse now, because he may continue his protest during the national remembrance of September 11th. I think he should.
Minnow is two. He turned two almost a month ago. The first couple of days weren’t so bad. He was still the same pleasant little boy that he’d been for … well, two years. And then something snapped. Now I’m in hell. Continue reading Oh shit … Minnow is two
A couple of weeks ago, I learned that a woman, Mary, that I knew when I lived in Williamsburg, VA, had died. She wasn’t on Facebook, so I hadn’t heard from her in a while, but hearing that she had passed was a great loss, not just for me, but for so many people. Mary was one of those women who seemed to have one goal – to make everyone around her happier. She took joy in the world around her and she passed it along to others. She, quietly and without asking for anything in return, gave of herself to make everyone else better. It made me think a bit about my own life. Continue reading Friends When You Need Them
“Daddy,” Guppy started. “I have a problem.” Alright, I figured. She’s 6, so whatever it is, I can probably handle it. I tell her to lay it on me. So she explains to me that, “if we’re in the music room, and there’s a lockdown drill, where will we hide? The closet is full of music stands.” Continue reading Lockdown Drills Should Not Be the New Normal