It has been quite a week in #Outsiders as I have worked on supporting the curation of the channels and assessing the key developments in our World. It was quite a challenging week as the GOP continued to wrestle with a post-Boehner era under what I deemed "The Tyranny of the Minority". It was just quite funny how the GOP was trying to "paper over" the differences in the aftermath of Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal. . This is as I continue to be amazed at how the GOP Presidential Field continues to advocate for a practical dismantling of the Federal Government in spite of the profound challenges on a multitude of fronts our team has been commenting on throughout the week.
One of the profound challenges the World is faced with is the refugees. I "dropped by" the White House Website earlier to see whether there were any updates on President Obama's visit to Oregon and was so glad to see this prominently displayed on the Home Page which I was very glad to send it off to my personal Pinterest Board as I continue to assess what I can do further:
What I found especially troublesome was the reports on two recent shootings in Texas and Arizona. It is true that these make the news and the daily carnage in Chicago and others do not. The need to do something is ever so critical. It was fun, though, to support the curation of the Friday Musical Interlude as the team settled on Earth Wind & Fire.
Despite all the challenges, I did "step back" to reflect as I dug up one of the compilation of +Jonathan Huie that the team looks at daily which the team was again gracious enough to let me use as another weekend is before us:
We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder
Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,
those transcendent moments of awe that change forever
how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton
Onward to the Weekend....