01. I find it amazing how quickly the media has moved on after an incident at an Atlanta school on Tuesday. A gunman fired at and entered an elementary school and took hostages. Although no children were shot you would think that there would be more of a national conversation regarding school shootings and gun control, right? Oh, but, this occurred at a mostly Black school. So, never mind.
02. Do you have a green thumb? I do. I’ve had a green thumb since I was a kid. My mother used to keep house plants in the picture window of our living room. They were in pretty bad shape. Then when I was about 6 or 7 I started taking care of them. They flourished! Since then I’ve had great luck taking care of houseplants. I’m not sure why I’m good at it but, there’s a bunch of stuff that I’m not good at so I’m just going to enjoy being good at this.
03. Have you seen The Butler? I haven’t. I still haven’t seen The Help. I wonder what’s going to be the next film about us. We’ve already had Driving Miss Daisy, so that covers driving. We had Corrina, Corrina, starring Whoppi Goldberg, about a nanny. So, what’s next? The Cotton Picker? The Shoe Shiner? I think there is a place for these types of historical films but, can we get a love story? Or a sci-fi flick? Or a coming of age drama? All we get are crazy comedies, Black dysfunction films or these historical dramas. Sigh.
04. Welp, Summer is almost over. Labor Day is just about a week away. I had a very quiet summer. The Girlfriend and I only went on one trip. That was to Santa Cruz. They have a really nice boardwalk there that’s an amusement park. I really prefer to travel in the Fall and Winter. There are less crowds and cheaper fares. What about you. What season is your favorite for travelling?