If you ever wondered how Daylight Saving Time came about, since this is the time that we 'fall' back by changing those clocks, this may or may not explain it for you.. BUT isn't it good to always learn something that we may not have known about before?!?!
Well the old adage- Government by the people, for the people seems to have been thrown out the window like an old pot of over-cooked grits! I mean really...our nation is on the verge of economic disaster, not to mention being credit down-graded, and if the nation's debt ceiling isn't raised by August 2nd, our ALREADY slumping economy could get worse! WHY IS THIS?!?!? Now granted we sometimes agree to disagree on issues of importance, but when it comes to the very livelihood of each citizen being greatly affected by what Democrats and Republicans are in constant battle as to who has the best plan for raising the debt ceiling...we're ALL right smack dab in the middle of a never-ending war of words that is absolutely producing NO results!!
Where will it lead US?...hopefully closer to putting our REAL faith in a higher power who promises His Kingdom will never be brought to ruin. And the Kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these (earthly) kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite....Daniel 2:44 New World Translation. Until then...just say a prayer that WILL get through these tough economic times!!!
What a WEEK!! If the case of the woman 'allegedly' drugging her estranged husband, then chopping his 'member' off, THEN throwing it in the garbage disposal, Halle Berry's stalker CONTINUOUSLY invading her privacy and runnin' up on her AT HER PRIVATE RESIDENCE, the man in new york charged with first degree murder for 'allegedly' kidnapping, then dismembering that poor little 8 year old boy, or the report of a 12 year old girl who got probation for cyber-stalking and harassing an 'ex-friend' on Facebook isn't enough proof that some folks are LOSIN' IT.....THIS RIGHT HERE?!?!?......
Everyday presents not just another moment of life but the challenges that always seem to go right along with it! But in this blog I just take a moment to reflect on the people who have made each and everyday possible...first and foremost I will ALWAYS give thanks to my God, whom of course without Him there would be NO me!!! Family- way too many to mention :-) but they know who they are and that I love each and every one of them very much....my 'extended' family known as radio, and that means YOU 97.1 QMG listeners...just thank you for the love and support you have shown and continue to show...especially in my ten years with this station. QMG has survived and thrived because of loyal listeners like yourselves, or if you're a 'newbie', you are definitely family to me as well! No doubt you have many reasons to be thankful in your everyday lives, as I once again 'thank you' for letting me share that life isn't always going to be easy or care-free, but thankful that I have an opportunity to (try) live life to its fullest!!!
April 4th, 2011 is just one of many dates that likely will remind us that it's that time of year...no, not to remember to file our taxes on time..that's a WHOLE other topic of discussion.... but a reminder that as the seasons/weather change(s) from Winter to Spring, the weather really can get crazy! From 80+ degree weather one day...then the upper 50's the next to a massive thunderstorm and/or tornado somewhere in the middle. This latest storm resulted in not only power outages AGAIN for many folks, but to simply be awaken from a real good sleep around 2:30 in the morning is not cool, especially when one has to get up mighty early to head in to work...and I know I'm not the only one with those kind of early work hours. Didn't hear of any fatalities here locally from this last storm, but some people from the deep South were not as fortunate...at the writing of this blog as least six deaths from the Mississippi River across the Southeast to Georgia and the Carolinas...so sad when ANY life is lost due to severe weather. The real question is..does severe weather of any nature, especially late at night keep you awake, or do you just say a prayer knowing that in God's hands, everything will be alright!!!
Check out a Chris Brown rehearsal with his crew through a fisheye lens gettin' it INNNNNNNNNN to Funk Legend Rick James' "Cold Blooded". When all the drama falls away...there's NO mistaking this guy's GOD-given TALENT!!!
For those of us who watched the Big Dance of Professional Football, what took place before either Pittsburgh or Green Bay took to the gridiron was the performance of singer Christina Aguilera and her rendition of the National Anthem. Now personally I didn't see the performance, but the after-shock and ripple effect of what she did to the Anthem did, and probably still does, have people buzzing in the workplace or near somebody's water cooler as to how could she possibly mess up what's consider to most individuals a sacred piece of musical composition that pays homage to the United States of America.
Learning after-the-fact that she was singing before the start of the game, I began to think of Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson before her who both brought such passion and conviction to the lyrics of the song, I just automatically assumed (as I'm sure some of you may of thought the same) because Christina too has such a 'powerhouse' of a voice that she would deliver along the same lines as Jennifer or Whitney...but then the unexpected happened and she left out an entire verse to song, and created a somewhat, never-heard-of version of the same song!
Now should we fault Christina for not being better prepared to deliver one of the most patriotic hymns of our time? It's been known that she's sung the National Anthem hundreds of times at other venues and events since she was likely still a young Mouseketeer with the Mickey Mouse Club and she even NAILED a rehearsal of the Star-Spangled Banner before she took to the field at Cowboys Stadium for this year's Big Game....never mind the 'pressure' of having to sing in front of hundreds-of-thousands who were in attendance. A better question- how many of US know the Star-Spangled Banner word-for-word from beginning to end without re-arranging the lyrics?!?
It may have been an embarrassing moment, depending upon who you ask...but should it also be a wake-up call for those in charge of booking singers to perform at one of the most-watched sporting events in the world to have a back-up, such as a teleprompter...just in case someone does FORGET THE LYRICS!!
Democrat...Republican....Independent..Libertarian...Conservative...whatever you consider yourselves in this crucial Mid-term election...represent your respective party and exercise the 'voting freedoms' that so many others around the world may not have the 'right' or 'privledge' to do so! And I hope that you look past all the NEGATIVE campaign ads...and there were ALOT!!!...and just keep in mind those before you who weren't even allowed to vote, or the future generations who MAY be denied the same opportunity....whatever the outcome of this 2010 election...just know what an impact you could have made during this election year!!