It’s Time We Honor Our Indigenous People

Today in furthering my discussion of time, I’m honoring Indigenous People’s Day. What has that to do with time, you ask? It’s time we honor our indigenous people not just with pictures but with time spent learning and honoring. They are people we have abused, misused, and ignored for far too long. Did you expect pictures of Native American’s in their headgear or in teepees? This day needs to honor all Native American’s and not all Native American’s wore headdresses or slept in teepees. Learn more at the links below. If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.  Stephen Hawking WHAT IS IT? Wikipedia describes what Indigenous People’s Day and how it came about. If you think it’s about time we honor our indigenous people, check to see if your city has a plan to celebrate. Here is a list of cities and states that celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. Chief Seattle NATIONAL MUSEUM Did you know there is a National Museum of the […]

Fun Facts and Trivia about America’s Patriotic Music

Let’s celebrate this month’s theme of Independence and Liberty and Freedom with fun facts and trivia about America’s patriotic music. Can You Name the Patriotic Song that Matches These Lyrics? 01. “Where the grapes of wrath are stored” 02.“Thru the night with a light” 03.“There’s pride in every American heart” 04.“We fight our country’s battles” 05.“The banner of the western land” 06.“broad stripes and bright stars” 07.“Mind the music and the steps” 08.”A thoroughfare for freedom beat” 09.”Land where my fathers died” 10.“That ribbon of highway” 11.“See what freedom costs in each marble cross” 12.“Silver wings upon their chest” 13.“All is well, Safely rest. God is nigh.” 14.“You’re the emblem of the land I love” 15.“A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam” 16.“When you hear mother freedom start ringin her bell” 17.”Where we dream as big as we want to” 18.”some stood through for the red, white and blue” 19.”I’m out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight” 20.”We’ll rally round the flag, boys” (Answers at the bottom of this post.) The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key  Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key was originally a poem based on his observations of the British attack […]

Are You Celebrating or Losing Your Liberty?

This Fourth of July holiday is traditionally one of boisterous and colorful celebration. This year may not appear different on the outside, but it’s different. On this day we celebrate our country’s historic declaration of independence in 1776. The following year began the Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence. We won the war, and our liberty, at great cost. That liberty is part of what made this nation great. But not this year. This year, you could be celebrating or losing your liberty. There are certainly people within the United States of America who have lost their liberty and will lose their liberty in the future. Before we descend into the argument about who deserves liberty. Let’s talk about the word, “liberty.” Liberty We bandy the word about a lot in this country. A brief internet search uncovered Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty, Missouri and Liberty Schools, Liberty Tax Service, Liberty Media Corporation, and the Statue of Liberty. But liberty doesn’t mean insurance, or a town or any kind of corporation or business. Liberty is the quality or state of being free. Freedom from physical restraint, from arbitrary or despotic control, free to have the positive enjoyment of social, […]