Saturday, December 8, 2018

@LaagunaNiguelCty 2018 Holiday Parade





It was a fabulous day in our Community--and marvel at how the Community embarks on such projects--folks started at 4:00 AM!!!

As I am finishing off a brief afternoon retrospective, bookending it before running off with this from Paul Hardcastle--onward to the holidays:



Monday, December 3, 2018

Out & About w/ #RandomThoughts (Updated w/Clips from #Remembering41)

It was quite a weekend as the 41st President of the United States passed away.   As America remembers him with a National Remembrance Service and a Day of Morning on Wednesday, I joined in this--especially as I remembered what he did with the American With Disabilities Act and some of the other key milestones he achieved.   Yes, he had flaws and he made mistakes--but what I picked up ((Which our team at the Daily Outsider will feature during a retrospective in the ordinary Faces property on Wednesday), captured it all in light of the challenging time we face with now.

I had the good fortune over the weekend to be witness to the Christmas  tree lighting ceremony at my hometown City Hall over the Week-End.  It was great to be witness to it as our community also celebrated the advent of Hanukkah as well late Sunday--which unfortunately I could not attend due to pressing commitments  .   What I picked up from PeaceNow was beautiful:

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We Came to Drive Away the Darkness! A festival of light & hope, Happy Hanukkah!


It is the end about a sense of hope as the Holiday Season celebrating all the cherished traditions of the World .  But I could not help but wonder about these beautiful souls who would not celebrate the holidays with their loved ones, all who are away from their loved ones during these times especially: 


Our World is better because such courageous souls step up to make a difference--As I salute Time Magazine for insuring that we never forget.    

Onward to this Holiday Month & remaining excited about our World in spite of the profound challenges....

(Updates:  Please enjoy the following retrospectives on the life and times of George H.W.Bush:)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Reflections......

November was quite a month in many respects.   As I had worked away on commitments to the Daily Outsider, finished off some Random Thoughts which was released yesterday, I decided to begin the new Month with some thoughts on the passing of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush.

As I reflected upon his life, I remember the first time he reflected upon the Thousands Points of Light that epitomized a life of service that spanned over 70 years.    I noted when I was on Twitter last night how he in many respects influenced a life of service that I have tried to lead--and what a life it has been in many ways.   I have had the good fortune to share my adventures (and sometimes misadventures) here over the past 12 months and I am grateful to the Almighty to have granted me this privilege to do so.

I almost broke down in tears when I received this last night and released it to my Personal Social Media Feed as a very small token of thanks to our Home Town Mayor, Elaine Geneaway and my hometown:  




It is humbling that a simple ordinary face in the crowd gets such recognition.    I can only pray that the almighty grants me the privilege to do what I can to make a difference.