What's going on? Tell me in 400 characters. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
There are two movies that I enjoyed that have to do with time travel (gets the little grey.cells
moving). These are older movies and can be rented at a library, but often are streaming.
The first is “About Time”. In this one you can travel back in time deliberately, but only in your lifetime. You can imagine what a young male teen would do with this? Very funny, but begs the question, what would you do if you could deliberately do an event over and how would it impact the rest of your life? All the folks I recommended this to enjoyed it.
The second is “Siding Doors”, where suddenly in one second your life splits into two paths, each with different endings running simultaneously. You had no control over this. Did you ever have something happen that changed your life dramatically? Did you ever wonder what would have happened if that incident didn’t happen? (Parallel timelines)
So I don’t think this is controversial, but might be fun.
Bill, you are so cool! If you don’t get it right the first time you are willing to keep on trying. Most people just give up. This community you have built functions well together, and I believe strongly in the perimeters you are setting. There are too many sites you can go to that
Are “free for all’s” with a lot of ugly stuff being said there. I do not want to be part of that
but this community regardless of our differences or similarities keeps it civil. It all starts from the top…. Thank you for the pic of the Big Hole, from now on every time I look at a blood orange I will see it. And can’t wait to get those glasses. To communicate, really communicate with someone I would not be able to normally is an amazing gift to the world.
I don't think the following is controversial. I don't think we should pit one minority against another but Native Americans often are left out of the news. There is a special spot in my heart for the group that was here first. I am so glad we now have our first Native American cabinet member, Deb Haaland, who in her short time here has already done much to elevate and publicize Native Americans. I have read that a full 40% of Americans do not believe that Natives even exist anymore. How would you feel if a large group of Americans did not even know your ethnic group existed? We never (and I don't use absolute terms often ) see Natives in TV ads. The last time I saw one was in the 1960s; that famous littering ad which depicted a Native American with tears running down his cheek. Natives have been in the news lately thanks to Deb Haaland publicizing the unspeakable tragedy of boarding schools as well as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. MMIW day was May 5th and I had to search to find anything on mainstream media about it. Does anyone know the month that is Native American Heritage month? Very little news on that one.
I established a scholarship endowment for enrolled Natives at my alma mater and in my own small way, trying to do what I can to help. This is my own passion, reading and learning much about the tragedies, broke treaties and the poverty that so many Natives endure today. We often speak about the need to educate children about Black history and slavery. Yes, do that but do not leave out Native history. Many parts of it are also very tragic and heartbreaking. I watched a recent interview featuring Secretary Haaland and she used the words "we Natives feel invisible and cancelled." Will we ever have a Native Supreme Court justice? Natives have a beautiful culture, they REVERE their elders and certain tribes have their own languages and traditions. I just finished a book "Stringing Rosaries" about the tragic Native boarding school situation.
I’m sorry. But of all the things to protest. Vegan “milk” up-charge at Starbucks. How would you even notice an up-charge at Starbucks?
Good to see the black hole. Well. I guess. Doesn’t that mean our planet will end up there someday if we don’t kill ourselves off beforehand? I’m a bit shaky on my astronomy and my math, I just know Starbucks coffee is really expensive! 😬
Are Ukrainian families being sent to the US? If so, where and how can we help them? I’m thinking that so many of us can donate, help people get adjusted to our communities, teach them English. I know many may want to return home but that may not be feasible for a very long time. And many people may want to adopt little ones, perhaps with a view to teaching them about their culture and ours.