Thanks, Obama

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Black Love is Black Power

Politics aside, I’d like to thank President and Mrs. Obama for bringing 8 years of class, elegance, love, grace and warmth to the White House.

Wishing the Obama family much success in their future endeavors. You will be missed.

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Facing Freedom

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Facing Freedom

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I want to retire but I can’t do the math. I have no idea how long I expect to live, so how could I possibly know whether or not I have enough money to last me until I die?

Back in the day, retirement was simple — 65, gold watch, have a nice life with a pension. You know, a monthly income that lasted until death – sorta like old school marriage.

If you got sick or senile (old school for Alzheimer’s) you lived with one of your children in their assisted living facility. (Although the thought of living with my children is not one that I cherish)

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Cruisin’

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I got back from my second honeymoon last month.
We took a wonderful cruise to Nassau and Cozumel. As the ship set sail, the cruise director started an old school dance party complete with the Hustle, Macarena, and the Electric Slide.

People from all backgrounds joined in, laughing, dancing and having a great time. Not judging, not hating, just dancing.

For five glorious days, I got to see what the world could be like, and it was great. Nothing but love and sunshine.

Maybe instead of elections, we should have one big Soul Train line. (It’s a thought.)

 

Maybe this will be the year

Every year we here it – Peace on Earth, etc.

IM000883.JPGMost of the time we can pull it off between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but then by January 2nd, something happens and we go right back to our bitter, angry miserable ways. I think after this year’s presidential election, things are probably worse.

I have all of the “stuff” I need and lots of “stuff” that I don’t need. The thing I want the most for Christmas this year is genuine kindness, understanding and LOVE. Not just for the holiday season, but as a way we act toward one another.

Wouldn’t this be a grand world if love became our habit? Maybe we have gotten all of the hate out of our systems – maybe this will be the year.

May everyone have a great holiday!!!!

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