Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sad, Sad Day In History

I remember way back in the 80’s chillen in my bedroom with that famous Farrah Fawcett poster up on my wall (don’t pretend like you don’t know the one I’m talking about, the one where she was obviously…a little…well, chilly) and my headphones on my over sized Sony Walkman playing Thriller as loud as my little ears could take. I loved Michael’s music. Not as much as some of the people you see in those clips of his concerts where they are crying and fainting but I loved his music none the less.
I don’t have a lot of time this morning to write an extensive history of his life, I just wanted to take a second to remember him and his music. May God rest his soul.
In my sad little opinion, this will be a day remembered by many as the day the King of Pop died.
P.S. For those in the news who state that he was the “Self Proclaimed” king of pop, just look at the numbers. He didn’t call himself that, the people did.

Breaking the mold.

I am fortunate enough to be living in the time that I am right now. I would have never thought that I would live to see an African-American President. I mean, I’m not very old but, I’m no spring chicken either. I know people who have actually told me, “I’m not ready for a Black President”. I’m serious, can you believe it? Race is not the topic of this post however, I just wanted to put that out there.

Can someone explain to me what has gotten into the ass of the voices of the Republican party? I know, I know, there are plenty of Republicans that aren’t as opposed to the new administration and even if they are, they know that we have to unify as Americans to make things work for all of us but, let’s face it you are not being heard. I mean, where are you? I know you’re out there.

There are plenty of mixed feelings, on both sides of the fence about our Presidents most recent trip to Cairo and how he addressed the Muslim community. I believe that this was, by far, the ballsiest move by any President at least in my history. I mean to reach out to the Muslim community the way he did. That took cojones man! And it’s all in the name of peace!

He pretty much laid all the cards on the table when it comes to promulgating the peace across all the Middle Eastern countries. He announced that he favors a two-state solution and he acknowledged that Jewish settlements across the Palestinian West Bank are illegal. He even went so far as to call out Hamas and let them know that they too have a responsibility in bringing peace to the region.

I know of at least one news network that isn’t too happy about this and is pretty much, like always, placing their spin on things (who are we kidding, you know which network I’m talking about, the self-proclaimed voice of the Republican party). They mean to strike fear in the hearts of every last American citizen. How are we supposed to come together as a country when we have this…this…elephant sized monkey hanging on our shoulders and whispering evil nothing in our ears every time Obama farts.

In my sad little opinion, the Repubs and Conservatives need to stop crying and get with the program. Obama is going to be here for at least another four years (eight years…shhhhh). Are they just going to continue undermining the integrity of this country by publicly denouncing every decision that this administration makes or are they going to put their differences aside and do what they can to help uplift this country for our own sake and the sake of the world.

Life…finds a way.

We, as free thinking, resilient and innovative human beings are constantly looking for something better. Our wants are always greater than our needs, no matter who you are or who you think you are, this is always the case. I know many of you may not think that this is true but it is. In some way shape or form, there is something that you have in your possession right now that you would like to upgrade whether its your computer, your cell phone, your car or you home. That’s not to say that we aren’t grateful for what we have but it’s in our nature to want more. In our deepest and innermost primeval core lies our need to…well…”want”.
The amazing ability for wildlife to adapt to its environment has always astounded me. Throughout time, animals have had to deal with whatever it is we indirectly throw at them. We have been slowly chipping away at their natural habitats for centuries. 

While on an outing with my family at a local water park. I noticed two little sparrows making the best of their environment. Upon closer examination, I realized that these two were seriously living right in the middle of probably one of the busiest parts of the park. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered them. Which was purely by accident. I was sitting off to the side watching my family enjoy themselves when one of these little guys came swooping down from a palm tree behind me nearly smacking me on my head. I followed him with my eyes (I hope you don’t think I actually got up) until he came to rest on this beam under one of the big slides. The one on the edge inside the beam was taking material from the one on the top and setting up shop. This place was loud as all hell not to mention that the hotel which housed this water park at it’s center was sold out so you know there were at least 3000 people there! All running and sliding and carrying on. And here are these two sparrows, making a life for themselves right in the middle of it all.
I don’t know much about sparrows, maybe they just stopped by on there way to somewhere more peaceful but that little guy on top seemed pretty adamant about setting up his home.
In my sad little opinion, we could all learn a lesson from our little feathered Friends. No matter what the circumstances are, there is always a way.
In the immortal words of Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum played him in Jurassic Park), “I’m simply saying that life…finds a way”.