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Thoughts While Shaving for February 11

Know I have mentioned before, but the divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ continues to spread … Folks who are fortunate to have a steady income and those who struggle to put food on the table and keep a fire in the furnace continues to be more noticeable … Guess it has always been that way, but even more so since the beginning of the pandemic…

Haven’t seen much of the ‘big show’ in DC. As I grow older, I have finally decided that worry about things I have no control over, is foolish. We elect and pay our Representatives and Senators a pretty good salary to do that … hope and pray they are ‘doing their job.”

I have a meeting today with a group I enjoy, a Zoom meeting that I only hope that I can make a connection. Zoom meetings are a way to carry on business as usual in times such as those we face daily, but were not taught when I was in school, ‘humpteen’ years ago … and teaching ‘an old dog new tricks’ is difficult, for the organizers and many of the participants, like me.

I attended a church business meeting recently and one of the topics mentioned, was teaching folks about technical skills … and I do not disagree, can’t do without them, but, when I was a youngster at Zion Hill Baptist Church, in Mrs. Butler’s card class, never dreamed I would be going to church where there would be a need for tech skills … but we do and there is.

Now, we have a microphone for the speaker, flash announcements and words to hymns on the walls in the multi-purpose building, sitting in a straight chair (but with cushion), some of our music is amplified from a ‘board’, have someone videoing so it can be seen on Facebook, dial up the service outside the church on your FM radio … All necessary during these ‘trying’ times … Not disagreeing with any … waiting for someone to come to my vehicle and take my order for a meal … just joking…

“Have great hopes and dare to go for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” Norman Vincent Peale

“The gems cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” Chinese Proverb

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” Jewish Proverb

“When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

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