Happy Cinco de Mayo!


It’s Friday, All!

Man (and woman) alive … and a T.G.I.F. to each of you reading this!

There is so much drama in our government, I think we all need a vacation from it.  More than 24 million people stand to lose health insurance under the “repeal and replace the ACA” campaign and bill, commonly called “Obamacare” by the current administration to make sure that the racists hear that “deplorable” foreign, Muslim name.  It is so disappointing to see so many people still rallying around a man who has shown repeatedly that he does NOT even know American History!  What makes “these” people think he knows how to run a country whose history he doesn’t know?!?  The direction of the administration is not one that the majority of the people want, especially because he did NOT win the popular vote, and has lost supporters of the Republican Party’s more educated and sophisticated representatives.

Okay, so, I have a doctor’s appointment for a biopsy today to check for prostate cancer.  Not so excited but glad that I have insurance right now under the Affordable Care Act.  Grateful that I can be checked for this and praying that I don’t have it.  I am in a weird mood as it is raining here in SoFlo and I will be “bussing” it to the doctor’s office.  It is right off of the main bus route so I will be fine.  Just yesterday, I was at Publix Supermarket and it started to rain like crazy!!  I caught an Uber home … and after I got home, it stopped!

I have been doing some side work … tutoring SAT students and some administrative stuff for a friend who runs a non-profit.  They are having a job fair next weekend at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft. Lauderdale with a great friend, Desmond Hannibal, Director of Special Events.  Meanwhile, back in SoFlo this weekend, it is “Cinco de Mayo”.  Funny how it is such a festive cultural event here regarding the independence of a country whose border is just South of the USA, Mexico to be exact, and the current administration wants to build a wall on the border between the two countries!!  Kind of like St. Patrick’s Day being celebrated all over the USA and that, too, is a holiday borrowed from Irish immigrants.  I guess we are a nation of immigrants … peace be still!

In the meantime, stay close to your loved ones by cyberspace or physical travel.  Life is short and tomorrow is not promised.  So, have a great Friday and an even greater weekend!


John I. Cook, Director

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