Remembering Rep. John R. Lewis …. “🙏🏽 In His Own Words 🙏🏽 …. “!!

~~August 1, 2020~~


He hasn’t been gone for long and his absence is hugely felt. There will never another one like him. Men like him now are scarce. In the daily grind of daily life, few men have the qualities that made him what he is and what he become.

His way seems to have been unique.

Peaceful protests … kind of reminds me of Gandhi.

Rest in Power, Sir!!



Often called  “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America.   His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

He has been called the conscience of the U.S. Congress,” and Roll Call magazine has said, “John Lewis … is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect in the chamber.”

He was born the son of sharecroppers on February 21, 1940, outside of Troy, Alabama.  He grew up on his family’s farm and attended segregated public schools in Pike County, Alabama.  As a young boy, he was inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which he heard on radio broadcasts.  In those pivotal moments, he made a decision to become a part of the Civil Rights Movement. Ever since then, he has remained at the vanguard of progressive social movements and the human rights struggle in the United States.

~~Published July 18, 2020~~

John R. Lewis, a civil rights titan and a formidable member of Congress for three decades, died at the age of 80 on July 17.

John Lewis is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir trilogy MARCHwritten with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. The first volume, MARCH: Book One, received a 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, an ALA Notable Children’s Book designation, was named one of YALSA’s 2014 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and became the first graphic novel ever to receive a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

It was named one of the best books of 2013 by USA Today, by:

The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Review, Paste, Slate, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist, among others. 


UNITED STATES – APRIL 15: Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., recounts his experience in Selma, Ala., to a group of students gathered on the House steps on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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Suburban Dreams

About that appeal to suburban voters … “South Carolina Representative James Clyburn told Chris Cuomo on CNN that he couldn’t determine if Trump hates people who look like him, but he knows Trump doesn’t respect people who look like him. As Clyburn explained, you can hate someone you perceive is above you or on your level, but you disrespect those you deem beneath you.”



Once again, Donald Trump is telling his base he’s a racist while unconvincingly telling the rest of us he’s not. But, when someone like Donald Trump tells you who he is, believe him.

Last night, South Carolina Representative James Clyburn told Chris Cuomo on CNN that he couldn’t determine if Donald Trump hates people who look like him, but he knows Donald Trump doesn’t respect people who look like him. As Clyburn explained, you can hate someone you perceive is above you or on your level, but you disrespect those you deem beneath you.

Clyburn’s theory is a good one because Donald Trump has demonstrated he only respects himself and people like Vladimir Putin. In fact, he’s deathly afraid of Vladimir Putin. But the disrespect theory lines up with explaining why Trump hires black people and at least pretends one or two of them are his friends. When someone like…

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Rep. John Lewis’ Last Words …. “🙏🏽 Read by Morgan Freeman on MSNBC ‘The Last Word’ 🙏🏽 …. “!!

~~August 1, 2020~~



Even a few days prior to this passing, Rep. John Lewis had the frame of mind of penning his ‘last words’, to the New York Times and requested that they be published on the day of his funeral.



Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17, 2020, wrote this essay shortly before his death. He wanted it to be published on the day of his funeral. His staff provided a copy of the essay to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the morning of July 30, four hours before his 11AM funeral was to start.


In a special Last Word, Morgan Freeman reads the words of John Lewis’ final essay, which he requested be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation.”

Aired on 7/30/2020.

~~Published July 31, 2020~~

Well done, Lawrence.

Morgan brings an added emotion that reading it myself was missing. Loved the pictures that accompanied the narrative.

Thank You. RIP Mr. Lewis, go with peace.


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Happy Caturday …. “🐱 ‘Piano Massage for Meow’ 🐱 …. “!!

~~August 1, 2020~~


What a great way to celebrate this special day of the week. Caturday! I’d seen these videos before … it’s time to share them with you!

Hope you enjoy this cuteness!!


A sleepy kitty named Haburu who enjoys napping next to the hammers on his human’s upright piano, got into the daily spirit by placing himself in his usual position while his human played a songs.

Haburu alternated between napping, lazily stretching and playing with the keys. Occasionally, he also required a bit of attention from his musical human.

Not only that, but Haburu lies right where the “action” is the part of the piano which transfers movements of the keys to the hammers where sound is produced. Unlike other pets who might get annoyed with constant movement and sound, Haburu seems to become rather relaxed while lying there and listening to music.


~~Published July 16, 2020~~

Haburu’s owner, Thầy Minh, plays a variety of music while the cat snoozes and posts the videos to YouTube. On their Facebook page Minh calls Haburu “extremely lazy” and refers to his time at the piano as the cat’s “piano massages”.


Meow piano on Facebook…

Thank you for watching!


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Facts could be trusted. Facts consoled.

Alex Trebek has a book … “He ends the book at home, like of all us, in quarantine. He is exhausted by cancer treatments, exhausted by uncertainty but still sublimely calm and grateful. As he’s always advised his contestants to do, he’s already looking ahead to the next question.” ~ Parul Sehgal, from In Alex Trebek’s Reluctant, Moving Memoir, Life Is All About the Next Question, in New York Times, July 21, 2020.

Live & Learn

On this point, Trebek is remarkably direct: Even if he can’t quite understand the public fascination with his life, he knows he means something significant to the culture, something soothing and in short supply. He knows he fills a need. For the 36 years hosting “Jeopardy!” — an industry record— he has been a nostalgic father figure of sorts, showing up reliably at dinnertime and remaining tantalizingly aloof. In the autumn of the media patriarchs, he stands practically alone, untinged by scandal. His authority derives from his defense of facts, not their distortion…

Trebek might have inspired dread in his teachers and early employers, but he discovered that his real talent was in projecting calm, in allowing others to shine. As a host, it has been his proudest quality — his ability to buoy an anxious contestant through tone alone.

Facts themselves can confer steadiness. A small aside: I took…

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