A Daily Thought

Friday, August 18, 2017

Random Thoughts: Briefly on Making a Difference.....



It has been a fabulous week to have been witness to Community spirit in action.     It has also been quite a challenging week underscored by the horror in Virginia and Barcelona.    I took heart, though, in this I got from one of the causes I support as I got word that I was able to be supportive in raising some $ 15,000.  

This weekend is my community's Relay For Life at Niguel Hills Middle School here in Laguna Niguel.    As Norman Cousins noted, we have to remain optimistic and stay upbeat--and realize that anything we do makes a profound difference.   For me, that was the lesson this week despite whatever setbacks one may encounter--job losses, rejections and financial Challenges.

Onward.....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Random Thoughts (Mid Week): On An Evening Of Service W/the Scouts & Other Thoughts....

It is mid-week as I work away.   I could not help but have a sense of despair in the aftermath of the President of the United States' News Conference.     As I caught his Press Conference, I saw two of his Cabinet Secretaries just stand there--as the President went off as  he did as he lied.   But, the need to be positive is ever so critical.    I appreciate Governor Kasich's Comments that underscores what many of us believe--whether the Republican leadership has the backbone to call out Donald Trump by name is the challenge: 

& of course, this: 



This clip is telling....and tough to listen to......


I wanted to stay hopeful--and being around the Youth was one key area for me to do so.   I had the pleasure to be at Laguna Niguel City Hall as the Boy Scouts of Troop 772 led us all in the Flag Salute--which has been a tradition of our City for over 20 years: 

 



I had expected the Council to deliberate The Residential Parking Permit Program--but that apparently was moved to a future Council Meeting.    It was nice to be witness to Democracy in Action--I was also glad to see a Young Lady who was an Attorney noting how being curious led her to be at the Council Meeting--I wish I had asked her to consider applying for an appointment on a City Commision.

As I finish off these brief Mid-Week Thoughts, I picked this up courtesy of Darren Hardy that is ever so uplifting: 

 

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I end these Random Thoughts with this from the Persian Poet Saadi (that I have the privilege to have as my Personal Badge On my Google Plus" about one overriding fact:  We are all part of one human family (and it does not matter if we are black, white, brown, red, Yellow):   











Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Random Thoughts: A Dark Day......


U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his response to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017.


I am almost in tears after having worked away on Twitter Tonight in the aftermath of what happened in Virginia and the President's news conference.   How he justified Neo-Nazis was absolutely uncalled for.

I was speechless when I heard the President equate Washington and Jefferson with Traitors.  Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were traitors who took up arms--Ulysses S. Grant got him off.  Lawrence O'Donnell noted a bit of a history lesson on the true character of Robert E. Lee:




 What Anderson Cooper captured after the Editorial in the Washington Post earlier tonight and what Chemi Shalev wrote in Haaretz is horrifying--I could not help but ask who will have the courage to finally say Enough, is Enough--where is our generations Joseph E. Welch when he finally stood up to Joe McCarthy to counter What The Economist of London noted are  the Red Guards of Trumpism (including Fox News; Briebart et. al)?   

Let's see if the Republican Leaders go beyond words this time by telling Donald Trump: You are wrong.    As a simple ordinary face, I will.