Showing posts from June 30, 2019

Out with the old - they had to go!

These old sneakers/training shoes/walking shoes  -  whatever you call them - just had to go after about six months of wear and tear. (I walk a lot!)

Merciful heavens!


Old Glory (with mixed feelings in 2019)

I do not fly the flag every day, but reserve it for days of special meaning  such as New Year's Day, The Revd. Dr. Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, etc (and a few more).

I fly it with humility and discerning pride on INDEPENDENCE DAY  

and with a certain defiance this year to make it clear that Old Glory does not belong to HIM....  


And in 2019it bothers me that the Flag which should be a symbol of liberty and justice for allalso flies outside the American prison camps for would be immigrants.

On the Fourth of July: Honest patriotism recognizes that White Nationalism is in our national roots.

As a United States citizen by choice and not by birth I love the Declaration of Independence.   It is a noble and brave utterance, which I try to read every year on the Fourth. It evokes the very best of patriotic thought until I come to this part.

He (King George)  has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

This is no more nor less than an assertion of white supremacy, right there in one of our foundational documents.

That assertion, unchallenged in 1776, has led to misery, suffering, forced relocation,  and (to be bluntly honest) the State sponsored GENOCIDE of the children of God who inhabit what we now call the United States of America.

On this Fourth:  raise the flag, sing the anthem, read the Declaration of Independence  watch your home town parade, eat your burgers and steaks  --  that…
Remember that time when there was a power outage?  It may have affected your neighbourhood block, or your street, or a wider area. 

Despite the fact that you most likely had all the necessary "official" information at hand, I am willing to bet that from time to time you turned a switch, hoping that by some magic your electrical power had been restored.

(At the time after Hurricane Irma some Sarasota friends longed for the "magic" for up to six weeks.)

There is no such magic -  gosh-darn it!

If you are a regular, or even occasional reader of my page you will know that I have been without air conditioning at my home since Sunday. Thank goodness I have a service contract with a local firm whose technicians have done their very best. They and I thought that the problem had been resolved on Monday afternoon, but this was not the case as I discovered this Tuesday morning when the magic of turning on my a/c  did not work.

Earlier today I wrote this to some of my Face Book frie…

Three Trucks, Two Tyres, and a few stay at home days.


3:00 p.m. at Glen Oaks Ridge, Sarasota. FL.