(C) 2019, JJ Shaun With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would devote another week to the issue. The world has a lot going on right now. Much of it feels like the proverbial train wreck. Price goug … I mean inflation is putting the economy at risk. The stock market is … Continue reading Flip Your Script
(C) 2019, JJ Shaun May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’d like to talk a bit about this often-neglected area of our overall health. As I shared last week, I battle depression. I don’t say I “suffer” from the disorder because I’m a fighter and refuse to lay down and let it have its … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
Last week was the Vernal Equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the date marks the change from the Winter season to the Spring season. While the air temperatures are warmer, the average amount of wind has increased, as has the unsettled quality of the air. Some days the air feels warm; other days, the wind cuts … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung
“The most important thing, the thing that unites all of us, is that we can INSPIRE and CHALLENGE one another TO BE BETTER.”~Kobe Bryant American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant was born on this day in 1978.
Friday, August 13, 2021, marked the first anniversary of the start of the Cameron Peak Fire. The fire raged for 112 days before authorities finally declared it fully contained, on December 2, 2020. In the end, the fire destroyed 469 structures, including 220 outbuildings and 42 primary residences. Our little community, which was part of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 47
First Reader and I have spent the week riding motorcycles and relaxing in a cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And for those of you asking, yes, this is during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Yes, we are staying masked when in crowds. In fact, I’ve taken to riding with my mask on. (C) … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 46
We spent much of this week preparing for our annual pilgrimage to the biker mecca of the west, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Yes, we are going, despite the increase in Delta-variant COVID cases. I will what I did last year—mask up whenever I’m around and not go into crowds. I am sure that most of … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 45
“When a person lives a very happy life they become beautiful.”~Charlize Theron South African and American actress and producer Charlize Theron was born on this day in 1975.
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”~Mary Ritter Beard American historian, author, women's suffrage activist, women's history archivist, and lifelong advocate of social justice Mary Ritter Beard was born on this day in 1876.
“We are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.”~Barack Obama Forty-fourth president of the United States Barack Obama … Continue reading Random Quote for August 4, 2021