Have a great Wednesday, folks. My Nephew left today. I just got back home from the airport. He had a good time and his grandmother (my mom) loved every minute of his stay. My brother is still here. We’ll hang out today. He heads back home tomorrow.
Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we’re going down the tube.
Joan Rivers was a comedian when I was growing up and quite popular. She used to appear quite a bit on Johnny Carson, a staple in my home. The folks loved Johnny. Anyway, for those of you who are not familiar with her, here’s a Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Rivers
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
For those of you who do not know who Anne Frank is, she is a young girl who wrote a diary that was later published. She was a Jewish girl during WWII who was ultimately captured by the Nazis, who then put her in a camp. It is a hard book to read. The Diary of Anne Frank is well known and in every country in the world. Here’s a Wikipedia link for you to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank
If you’d like to get the book for yourself, I’m sure your public library has a copy or your can purchase it. Here’s a link to the electronic version: https://amzn.to/3Bj1VJi
One of my sister’s friends is from the Netherlands and their is a museum there. It is the house Anne Frank was hidden. Here’s a YouTube video that gives a short tour of the place. I hope you enjoy it.
Today, I’ve strayed from my typical format. I wanted to concentrate on the theme of freedom, because that is what this country is about. The freedom of women to choose what to do with their bodies. The freedom of people to associate with whomever they want. The freedom to express your thoughts, your gender preferences, whatever, without repercussion. The Bill of Rights was created for a reason. To codify rights that are so important that the government cannot take them away, without the consent of the governed through their representatives. Your freedom is at stake every single day. Fight for it. It is the only way you will remain free.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.