Columbus Day Celebration

Columbus DayHappy Friday, All!

I’m going to go for it … T.G.I.F.! There, I said it! It’s about time Friday rolled around again! What have you got going on?

Well, it looks like the “Big Boys” are talking, which means there might be a re-opening of the Federal Government. No speculations as to dates and exact components of the talks but it’s about time people stopped pointing fingers and got back to work. While there are some members of Congress who have been said to have donated their salaries, or not accepting them right now, there are still others who haven’t. We, the people, continue to point fingers and look for excuses to keep doing the same immature behavior … but there is none. The only reason some of us can still point a finger is because we are not affected by the government shut down, at least that we can “see”, better yet, feel. Most of us still have food on our tables and checks from our jobs as we live paycheck to paycheck. So, we have enough energy to raise our fingers and point!! Get over it already!! “Big Boys”, get back to work, reopen the government and follow the law!!

It’s a long weekend for many of us while banks and schools in most places as well as the post offices are closed. Monday, October 12th, is the traditional Columbus Day as it is this year. Any Breast Cancer activities to attend? Well, this Sunday at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale, near the IMAX Theatre and Discovery Museum, there will be a “Glam Doll Strut” sponsored by WSVN Channel 7 and others. I attended last year and it was definitely an event to remember, as was the “Save the Twinz” event I attended last Saturday! The ladies (and some men) dress in pink and parade in teams or groups with different displays of themes to support and acknowledge an awareness of “breast cancer”. News host, Lynn Martinez, will emcee the event that, given the weather, should be well attended as the “Glam Dolls” strut their stuff!

We all know the story by now of the controversial views of “who discovered America” as well as “how can you discover something that was already there … and inhabited”, so I am going to leave the politics for another discussion. I won’t entertain this right now. Be close to one another, something we could “discover”, and seek to help one another. No … it is not socialism … it is called “loving they neighbor”, as so many Christians claim to believe, as it is written in the Bible. I am sure that people like Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama … even Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wouldn’t have a problem if we decided to work together … as human adults!

Namaste,

John I. Cook, Director

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