I'm done worrying about people commenting; if you don't want to have input on the blog then fine, I don't want your input. Feel free to not comment on this one :)
To those of you who do comment and who do enjoy reading and interaction, this is for you.
I don't have any huge, deep, or even insightful blog to give you today; what I do have is the ability to express myself. I'm drawing a blank on a topic though... How about you give me one? You list a topic and from the suggestions I get, I will post a TFT by the end of the day on the topic of my choice. I will warn you, if I don't know anything about something... it might not make sense, but I'm hoping that will make it fun! If I get no comments, then I won't post; if I get one then I will write about whatever that person wants.
This is me opening up to you...even if it's just a quick Q/A, I'll talk about anything... I actually look forward to off the wall suggestions, and I will fully embrace them. Maybe, if there are a few topics I like I will post about them in the coming weeks... or maybe even 2 TFT's in one day?! Has it ever been done?
So come on people... show me what you've got!
I will still post other TFT's here: Kristi, Michelle, Helmet, Jenny
(Is there a blogging term I should be using here to let people know this blog has been edited or updated?)
I'm going to post my replies here as well...
I do believe racism is alive in America... however I don't believe it's well. It was a huge step for our nation to elect a President of color, a step that was very much surprising to me. It shows how we've grown as a nation; the fact that we are viewing him as a man of color also shows we haven't fully moved past race as an issue. He should just be the President Elect, not Black President Elect.
As for your local problem, I have no idea what to say about that. Personally, I don't understand why you wouldn't bring in anyone who could get the job done... wherever they may live. Sounds to me like the council members should be evaluated as well... should people like that really be deciding what is best for your community? It also points out why you are having problems finding officers that qualify... it's all politics (which you may know I don't fully understand).
This of course is coming from me, a girl who grew up in a city where race was never really mentioned. I went to High School with tons of cultures and ethnicity, so I just simply don't understand how race can be an issue anywhere.
I think we all still have a long way to go... but I don't know if we'll ever get there.
I probably will post something about Thanksgiving next week, but since you brought it up I'll talk briefly about it now. First of all, we generally always go around the table on Thanksgiving and say what we are thankful for. This year our family has some drama, so things will be a lot different, but I am looking forward to hearing what those involved in the drama have to say they are thankful for. I think we should all live our lives and think daily of what we are thankful for. For me, I'm thankful for my family (drama and all), my mom, dad, brother, SIL, my niece... and I have 3 grandparents still living! I'm thankful for my job and the fact that, in times of economic crisis, we still have work to do. I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head, a hot shower every night, and money to feed myself. I'm thankful for some of the most amazing friends a girl could ask for, even though at times I feel I don't deserve to still have some of them. I'm thankful for the ability to be free and live my life with freedom.
I don't know how to be not thankful for something, but I do know that I'm not thankful our nation is in crisis and that it is affecting so many.
Here is a list of ponderables, pick one of them and post your thoughts on it, then ask for others to pick a different one and tell their thoughts.