- Beginning With The Positive: There is a sense of the Scared to have coffee with a dear friend and listen as he shares clean and clear “no cancer” medical report received that morning. Yeah!
** Dave is an east coast elder and after reading my stories, he decided he had stories of his own, but how to begin? I asked Dave to list 15 significant events that have shaped his life. Narrow to 5, then to 2. Next, Dave drafted a half to three-quarter page story within 20 minutes. He wrote one, and then another. Wonderful to read and more to come. This approach will work for 90% of you “would be” story tellers….now share.
- The latest projection is by 2050 all current world glaciers will have melted and be gone….forever.
** Jair Bolsonaro, far-right incumbent president of Brazil, was proud of his plan to deforest Brazil’s Rainforest. Bolsonaro was recently defeated by the election of Luiz Silva, hopefully a more moderate leader whose Values may protect the Rainforests for all of us….maybe,…hopefully.
- Beth leads elders in drawing and painting at a local community center. Twenty-four Black elders and three Hispanic. The Hispanic elders asked Beth if the Day Of The Dead could be an art activity at the center. Receiving permission, Beth and the three Hispanic women constructed an altar for Nov. 1st and 2nd. Most brought photos and memory items and talked briefly about the important person to be remembered on this special day. If our world would listen, appreciate, and support each other across racial, cultural, and language divisions, as do these elders, we would be a healthier, happier society.
** Regina Smith is African American owner and chef of Mama Gina’s, True Southern Cooking, Regina’s husband is a disabled veteran. She feeds the homeless who live behind a nearby dumpster or the stairway of nearby store. She will host a Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 14. Tom had Smothered Chicken. Me, Shrimp & Grits. Yams for us both. Regina is a community-centered, self-trained chef, business owner who called Tom by name after not seeing him for 3 years. www.mamaginas.biz.
- The barrier to receiving your Comments has been resolved, I read and will respond to every Comment. My book of stories will be on the shelf, and I can be Searched by name at local library. When I drafted my first story in 2015 I did not vision publishing or library shelf….Wow.
Roy, Next Sunday the mid-term elections!