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Sunday, April 24, 2016

On the Eve of a New Work Week.......

I took a "daycation" of sorts yesterday to reflect upon the #outsiders' transition and other initiatives as I joined Boy Scouts for our District Annual Camporee 2016.   It has been challenging on all more than I thought frankly.   As I reflected upon it, it was of note how one column I saw after I returned reflected upon how the death of Prince was covered as it was--and yet the untold  story of migrants, the on-going world challenges and the transformation is not truly be addressed unless one digs and digs.   It was also quite disconcerting as I saw this on the New York Times.    One statistic is worth noting:   The top 1% of American households control 42% of the Wealth.    The .01 Percent control 22 Percent alone. Businesses cannot be blamed for "going where the money is".  

The business scene this week has been challenging.    Alphabet/Google has missed its' numbers and lost some 820 Million on "other bets".    Microsoft is also not as "vibrant"--although they are not going anywhere just yet.     Intel's layoffs and Yahoo's implosion is also part of the change we are witness to.   What was hilarious was a note on how Facebook and Google can be brought down not by business fissures, but by nature.     Beyond the Business World and the realities all of us have to contend with, the political realities are also of profound concern.    The so-called "Brexit" debate (UK leaving the European Union) is of profound concern as President Obama has embarked on a so-called 'farewell tour" of sorts.    While he was in the UK, he forcefully intervened and received a push back from Boris Johnson who called the President a "Half Kenyan" which invoked outrage from across the Political Spectrum--even Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party noted that Boris Johnson went too far.+

As I look to the new week, I took comfort in this which is quite poignant thanks to the good work by +Jonathan Huie as I wish all a great week.    


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach    

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