On A Hot Autumn Day

Today has been another hot day in the neighborhood.  It was colder in August than it is now.  I want it to be cold or cooler, not 85 degrees!

I haven’t been outside much in the last 5 days because of the heat and humidity.  Today I forced myself to go out to the farm for some Autumn cheer even if it was 85 degrees.

Things are starting to turn brownish.  Very Harvest looking which is wonderful!  The farm is preparing for the winter and sowing the crops.  I love having this place near me.  Suburbia isn’t the same as wide open farmland.  To have this to look at everyday is soul cleansing.  It gave me the boost I needed today.  Now Mother Nature is done with Hurricanes and Heatwaves we can get on with Autumn, thank you. 🙂

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When Will The Killing Stop In America? Never.

We all know details about the Las Vegas Shooting this past week.  The glorification of the shooter, whose name I will never commit to memory because that’s really what was his end goal.   The news outlets are looking for reasons why this happened.  Let me narrow it down for them.  These guns and ammunition should never have been made available to anyone not serving in the Military or Law Enforcement.    They serve no real purpose to the average American.  You can not use them for hunting or safety.   Why did this White, middle-aged man lose his buttons?  What was his motive?  It’s simple, he wanted to be noticed.  Thanks to the glorification of the News Media he will be.

Members of Congress have offered prayers and episodes of shock about what happened.  Really?  When you vote to make it easier for people to access weaponry they shouldn’t you aren’t allowed to feign shock and sadness.  After Sandy Hook we thought this would have been addressed…after Pulse Nightclub Shooting, we thought this would be addressed…now after Las Vegas Massacre, we think this will be addressed.  The truth is the WHORES of Congress lay in bed with the NRA and like lobby groups.  They take money for their deeds so that does indeed make them Whores.

The White House’s response is “It’s not the time to talk about gun control”.  Really Mr. Trump…when is it the right time…when one of your children are placed in the same situation those concert goers were?

I believe in the Constitution, which is why I believe in the Second Amendment.  I also believe that if you own a gun for protection and you can’t defend yourself with 6 bullets, you probably shouldn’t own a gun.

Sean Hannity over at Fox News believes if he was there…outside the hotel room and the guy wasn’t able to shoot anymore bullets then he could have taken him out because he is trained in the use of firearms.  Um…What?!?

The truth is that this shooter had multiple weapons.  Some were modified to fire hundreds of rounds.  Another person with a gun would never have survived an encounter with this shooter.  The body count would have been greater.  You see a psycho/sociopath look for these moments to show just how over the edge they can be.

To all those who think owning a gun will make you safer…that’s the true delusion.  You are more likely to be killed with your own gun than by someone else with a gun.  Congress didn’t learn when Steve Scalise was shot.  All they took out of that shooting was the man didn’t like Conservatives.

When will the killing stop?  Never.  When Congress did nothing of value after the slaughter of Children at Sandy Hook that was the moment we all should have realized that the NRA own our Congress and our weak and ineffectual President drools over the organization because of his insecurity of a lack of perceived masculinity.

How about, as Americans we answer the question…”Why did this tragedy happen?”  The answer is…”It happened because Auto/Semi Automatic weaponry and ammunition shouldn’t be available for legal purchase.

Truth is it won’t stop murders from happening but it will stop the wholesale slaughters like those that happened in Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Orlando.

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

It’s Autumn officially now but the Temperatures have been sweltering.

This cloud is about the most we will see from Hurricane Maria.  She’s churning off the coast of North Carolina right now but she’s suppose to move out to see and not guide up the coast.  Thank goodness.  Too many people have been hurt by Hurricane’s this season.  Harvey, Irma, Juno and Maria have served their destruction and now the rebuilding is taking place.  The lack of response to those victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by the US Government is appalling.  But under the current President and his Administration it really doesn’t surprise me.  Compassion is only granted if there is a profit (for Trump and his Cronies) to be made.

I’m hoping once Maria moves out of our area we will see more seasonable temperatures and the Hurricane’s will die down.  Here’s to Hope!

2017 Summer Vacation – The People of the Beach

Vacations are a time for people to relax.  A time to share each others lives and sometimes it’s a time to just be still.  Here are some of those moments.

I give you The People of the Crest Beach.

I can’t help it…I love it in Wildwood Crest.  I can’t wait until next year to see some of these same faces and maybe some new ones.

Until then…I will be dreaming of seeing this sign as I enter my Happy Place away from home.

2017 Summer Vacation – The People of the Beach – It’s My Job

One of my favorite things about the beach is the people watching.  Some are funny, some make me shake my head and others are just interesting.

These are the people who work the beach.  Ice Cream girl doesn’t get the credit she deserves.  She pushes this cart of tasty treats back and forth across the beach every day.  Hot or drizzling she’s there to furnish us all with tasty treats.  I salute you Ice Cream Girl!

These are the people who rescue us in rip tides.  They save us from cut feet from broken shells and they watch over us while we swim in dolphin infested waters.  It’s not an easy job or one that people appreciate until, well, until you are drowning.  Here is a shout out to all of the Wildwood Crest’s version of Baywatch!  You do it CJ and Mitch Buchananish Lifeguards!

Here is to the guy who never gets and credit at all.  This kid provides your rented equipment so you don’t have to schlep it to the beach.  Umbrellas, Chairs and the like are all provided by this guy.  Also, he collects them all from the beach before his shift is over at 5pm.

You do it Umbrella Patrol guy!  Thanks for the shade!

I jest, but to be honest these folks provide to all the tourist the comforts of the beach.  They provide food, equipment and most importantly…peace of mind knowing they are looking out for us up there on the stand!  Thank you all!

2017 Summer Vacation – The Beach

This year the we were able to go to the Beach almost every day.  We missed Monday because we were “Eclipsing”, lol.

We had one windy day.  Some families made a vow to not take down their umbrella, lol.

We had a lot of dolphin sightings.  One day while we were swimming and jumping waves the dolphins were doing the same.  Jumping high in the air over the waves.  It was an amazing thing to watch.  Of course, I didn’t have my camera on me.  The best I got all week of these wonderful creatures are these:

They kind of look like sharks, lol.

I took over a thousand pictures during the course of this vacation.  I really think I could have taking a thousand more.

I even got to do some of this on the beach…

The Beach isn’t only for the daytime.  Friday nights they have a fireworks display that can be seen anywhere on the beach.

The Beach is Magical…especially at night 🙂