All, I’ll be forgoing the quote today to announce Daily Rambling’s focus on Black History month. All of my postings will be about black scientists, performers, poets, and other topics. I like doing this each year, because I learn more.
I read this article each year and learn something new. We have so many peoples in the United States. We all benefit from the contributions of African Americans, and so many other cultures. I look forward to a terrific month of learning and sharing my learning with you this month.
I will be using a picture of Martin Luther King Jr.’s monument for each day this month.
I found this video on YouTube liked it. I always try to pick short videos to respect your time. There were others that were an hour + if viewing. I like watching videos like this and so many others, depicting the first Thanksgiving. Obviously, there are a lot of perspectives on Thanksgiving nowadays.
I choose the perspective of giving thanks for what we have. Cherishing what we have is a terrific way to look at our lives. Think about the access to information, music, entertainment, and so many other things. In most cases these are free or inexpensively priced. I’m grateful for my health, my family, and for all the good in my life.
I am grateful for the ability to make friends with people all over the world. I have a friend who is an author in Australia. I have a blogger friend in South Carolina and another in Colorado. I met all of these people online and they are just terrific people that add value to my life, by exposing me to their stories, their point of view, and their talent.
So, as we get closer to Thanksgiving, take a few moments and count your blessings. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be about what is described in the above video. It simply is a time to take account of what you have in your life that is good. When you concentrate on these things, you naturally feel better.
Well, that’s it for today, folks.
Here’s a shameless plug for Call of Duty MW2. The new Warzone 2 will be coming out tomorrow and it looks absolutely sick. Water mechanics are in, new vehicles, a huge map, and all kinds of new game play, including DMZ, which should be really cool to play. They’ve also added proximity chat, so that means you can communicate with opposing teams and even join them! HUGE!!
I live in a state known for its shape–Michigan. Michigan, besides its shape is also well-known for the Great Lakes. Here’s a great Ted Talk on the Great Lakes for those who enjoy geology and geological history.
If you’ve ever seen a person wearing Gothic clothing (black everything), you’ll be interested to see how this present-day Gothic culture came to be. This is another short video, but pretty informative. Enjoy!
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
Eleanor Roosevelt is an icon of American History. Here’s her wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt. Take some time to learn more about her. She was a trailblazer in so many ways and was one of our most memorable first wives.