Monday, July 30, 2012

Musical Monday

Its Monday once again.  Time for another musical Monday. Today I am posting a song that was very popular a few years ago.  I recently re-discovered this song and thought I would post it here today.

Please check out yesterday's post too, I would like to hear your opinions on this topic as well.

Have a great Monday.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Eat More Chikin"???

This past week Chik Fila was in the news, the CEO made public his opinion against same sex marriage. This created a firestorm of publicity for the company, and highlighted the ongoing controversy.  He is entitled to his opinion, and to voice his opinion.  The question for me is this just his position or the official position of his company.  Again, something that is within their right to do.  This company has been known as a christian owned company, with policies in line with conservative christian ideals.  The thing is if it is his opinion, he should keep it to himself as the CEO of the company, because the publicity has impact on company as a whole.  With protests, and counter protests, it can be both good and bad for the company and its franchisees. 

For those of us in the gay community, we have to decide if we want to overlook this opinion and continue to do business with Chik Fila or not.  Many are calling for a boycott and those on the other side calling for support of this business.

For me, I must admit at first, I was turned off and not wanting to eat there any longer.  However,  I like their sandwiches, their service, I always have. I may limit my future business with Chik Fil A but I doubt I will totally stop eating there. After all, I am sure there are gay community members who work and perhaps own a franchise with this company. I don't want to penalize them for the out spoken opinion of their CEO.  It might be different if they were to begin an active campaign of discrimination.

What do you think? 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Music For Wednesday

Its been a busy week.I have hours everyday.  Which is a very good thing.  Right now its feast time for hours. Come September when the new students start, these hours will go away most likely.  For now i am enjoying the ministry.  Since I missed Musical Monday here music for Wednesday. I want it That way by a favorite band Backstreet Boys.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Monday!  Nothing much to report today, other that the heat has returned.  but its summer so its to be expected. I feel for all the people being impacted by the extreme weather around the globe. Keep them in your prayers, I am.

Today I have selected a song i like, actually I love the guitar in this song.  Its "Just A Dream" by Nelly.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th of July. In fact it is the third such date for 2012, we will not have another this year. In fact there won't be another 13th Friday until September 2013. Working in health care, I run accross nurses, and others who are very superstitious. For instance saying its QUIET will "Jinx" the shift. today some of them refuse to work and take time off.  I do not pay any attention to the hype around the number 13,  my mother was born on the 13th and always said it was a lucky day. I am not a superstitious person. Many people are however, and if you are one of them, here is something to think about. 

This week, we had a report from the Chief Physician of the Emergency department of the level I trauma center in out area.  He did a study on ER visits on Friday the 13th, and found there is no difference in ER visits, injuries, accidents, and such than any other Friday.  The only thing that was different, there were a few more penetration injuries, but that is due to a human element and nothing supernatural. 

Now for those of you who are Christian, remember once we are in Christ, nothing supernatural, or demonic if you will can truly harm us. We are hidden in Christ Galatians 2.  Psalm 91:1 We are protected under the shelter of God. 

There is one thing that I heard many years ago and did not pay attention to, but found it held true.  Full moons and crazy actions of people.  It is true when there is a full moon there are more patients in the Er with psychotic episodes, people doing "crazy things"  This also has nothing to do with anything supernatural, or evil.  It is an atmosheric effect on people who are predisposed to psychotic episodes, and reactions to atmosheric pressures.  Much like the "down" feeling we often experience when there are multiple consecutive days of foul weather. 

I say to Happy Friday the 13th!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Melody: Mystery Monday

Yesterday was HOT, so I stayed in the air conditioning and watched a "marathon" of Inspector  Morse on Netflix.  Its unusual for me to watch that much TV, but it was truly a day of rest.  I enjoy mystery shows and Morse is amoungst the best.  PBS recently aired a Morse that was set in 1965 when Morse first became a Detective Constable, it showed how he got his start in Oxford. There is a new series sort of a continuation of Morse called Lewis.  With the character that was Morse's sargent now the Inspector. 

In honor of Morse I share here the theme song and closing credits: ,  MorseLewis, Hathaway Tribute

Another favorite A Touch of Frost:

David Suchet plays the best Hercule Poirot

Jeremy Brett Played the best Shelock Holmes ever (In my opinion)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!!!

In Honor of our Independence:

In Celebration of our Indepndence

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

From Andy Griffith to Anderson Cooper

Today one of my favorite actors died. Andy Griffith, he was 86.  Its always sad when someone you enjoyed on TV and the movies dies.  I still watch the Andy Griffith show on Netflix as well as Matlock. His homespun humor, and insight made his shows great entertainment for me at least. he and Don Knotts made a great team.  He lived not far from the Hampton Roads area, in Dare County NC. At least we have the body of his work left behind still to enjoy.

Anderson Cooper comes out. Seriously did anyone not know he is gay? Does it matter in the public eye, to the work he does that he is gay, that he felt he had to come out officially? According to what I read, he felt not going public about his sexuality gave the impression he was ashamed.  The fact is he is gay, he is entitled to his privacy and it really is no one's business.  Though I have to say I appreciate his willingness to talk about his sexuality openly. I feel it helps the equality movement and keeps the issue in the limelight.

 A quote from his letter in the Daily Beast.
 "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," the CNN journalist told The Daily Beast columnist and gay rights activist Andrew Sullivan."

Read more:

Still his private life should not be open season for the public.  We really don't need to know everything about a celebrity, politician, or royal.  As long as it has no direct bearing on their work. Or endangers anyone.   The effects of coming out to the wrong person can be devastating in one's life.  Some people just don't need to know.  There are those who you really want to tell, but you have to weigh the risks with the benefits. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Birthday To My Sister!!!

Yesterday...a day late here.  My sister celebrated her 60th Birthday! That is a milestone yet still young. I both texted and called to wish her a happy day. Turning 60 today is not like 20, 30, or even 40 years ago. Its viewed differently. Today 60 is the new 50 or some refer to it as the new 40. 

We had an uncle who lived to almost 100, and our mother always said, Uncle Joseph's best years were AFTER 60.  I think it was because he enjoyed life, work and family. As they say he came into his "own" at 60.

Of course I have to say that it has much to do with one's view of  him or her self.  How they act and react in and to life. I know people who act old and are old at 30. 

To me there is still much to see, experience and accomplish. 60 is young. 

Happy Birthday!  Thifty and Nifty 60