Category Archives: personal journal

American Goldfinch

He’s a daily visitor now. Feasting on the Black-eyed Susans and sunflowers, they are almost gone and yet this ones family stops by daily. It’s been a pleasure to have them this year.

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The Marshlands

Miss heading here. It’s been closed ever since the tropical storm came through about a month ago and did some significant damage. love this place. It’s where I grew up running around everyday. It’s my quiet place, well, at least one if my quiet places. Hope it opens back up soon….

72: Making Memories

Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.

Episode now available here…

Episode 72: Making Memories

71: Fight The Power: An African-American Man’s Peaceful Process in Overcoming Adversity

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Sometimes we feel awkward introducing ourselves to complete strangers, but when I saw this man sitting on the lawn in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, I knew he was holding a story to be told, and I was really hoping he’d tell me all about it.

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‘I AM UNBREAKABLE”

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We met as strangers and left as friends and not only friends, but with a deeper understanding of each other, not only as people, but also where we come from, both intellectually, morally, and most importantly, as fellow humans.

A great conversation with a great human being!

Thank you my friend, for sharing your story with us!

To listen to this latest show, Episode 71: Fight The Power click this link!

New Episode Tuesday!

New episode coming Tuesday

Join me as I engage in a very interesting conversation with a complete stranger on the front lawn of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa, USA, as he shares his story of enduring racism, police brutality, and problems within the judicial system.

We then move to topics like humanity, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, understanding we are all individuals with dissimilar narratives and backgrounds and that’s ok, opening ones mind, and having respect for all human beings…and after all of this…we depart as friends and hopefully have a better understanding of each other.

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Monday/Tuesday targeted drop day for this episode!

Thank you!

Tony

Serenity Now

That ‘vortex of negativity’ I always talk about avoiding? Well somehow it got hold of me and I am currently fighting my way back, I’m not completely consumed…I’m stuck at the entrance but it’s incredibly strong and I’m giving it all I can to get out.

What happened? The world and everything bad happened to find a crack through my armor and began to seep in.

Somehow…someway…violence towards others, hatred, lawlessness….they all have found an accepting place in our society…where in my world…none of that is now or will ever be acceptable.

I’m not talking about isolated pockets. I am talking about large masses.

I think we have lost the positive message. It’s been stolen away by the savagery of that violence, hatred, and lawlessness

Normally I see it coming…the storm cloud…but I didn’t see this one…and to be honest…I am worried for us all…

Praying things get better. Yes…I’ve turned to prayer a long time ago.

Violence and hatred never solves anything.

You can beat a man into submission but that will never change what’s in his mind.

Prayer…

I’m praying this settles down…

Maybe you can join me in prayers….

Looking quiet up there..

So much happening today in the city. Rioting, looting, doesn’t appear to be getting better. Prayers to all.

67: Philly Road Trip Part One

 

 

In this podcast episode I take a ride into Philly and reminisce about the old days, and simultaneously hope to shake the mental funk of the quarantine that has me down.

67:Philly Road Trip, Part One

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64: Ramble On

64: Ramble On!

Sometimes a ride to nowhere talking to no one in particular is exactly what you need. Come along for the ride as we talk about nothing, to no one, while heading nowhere!

63: Hug Somebody! (length 5 min)

Hugging someone expresses love beyond words for a lot of people. Hugging someone can mean someone is really happy to be in your presence, and it can mean goodbye as well.

But these days, if you are a hugger, you may be going through an emotional rough time with social distancing in effect.

Today we talk to ‘Blondie’, who simply loves people so much she loves to give a hug, if they don’t mind of course.

Unfortunately for Blondie and many others, these are times where social distancing is preventing most of us from hugs.

63: HUG SOMEBODY (length 5 Min)