"Making America Skate Again!"
Check out “The Skateboarder's Guide to the 2016 US Presidential Election”!
I use wheels to get around, so in some ways I identify with skateboarders. Sure, there are obvious differences in the design and function of a skateboard compared to a wheelchair! And I understand that identifying WITH a skateboarder is different than identifying AS a skateboarder. But skateboards and wheelchairs have this in common: Both run into obstacles. You don't have to be a skateboarder or use a wheelchair to understand that obstacles are common to everyone!
It's been said that in skateboarding, "an obstacle is any object that you can incorporate into a skateboarding trick”! Skater, Rodney Mullen says, "The biggest obstacle to creativity is breaking through the barrier of disbelief."
"The Skateboarder's Guide to the 2016 Presidential Election” offers unique perspective, so I won't get my "ollie" in a "nollie" over it, but the section on "Disability" was surprising! I hope it wasn't designed to offend! I'll assume ignorance about the daily challenges of those who rely on wheels for mobility.
I continue to suspect “The Donald” of being a "poser", a "fakie", a "snake" flipping tricks and desiring high roller deals to make America "rad" again. Maybe I should be "stoked" about his insistence on a wild "wallride", but his wall could just as easily "slam", "bail" or "bomb a hill". Maybe I should be pleased that he’s his own "sponsor", but my "stance" is that his "drop-in" is "sketchy", and I’d rather not see him get any more gnarly "air" or continue his "Alley-oop"!
And that's my skater scoop!
The time of year has come again when local marching bands are tuning up and practicing to march in the All School's Day parade! I might not think much about the upcoming parade if we didn't live on the street where the bands practice! "Left, left, left right, left...". then the drum cadence... and finally the song. "Name that marching band tune!" becomes a game! Last year the song was "Uptown Funk" which was easy to recognize, but this year while bass drummers kept a strong, left-right march beat, I strained to make sense of what I was hearing. I listened for a melody or anything familiar. It took awhile, but some sketchy lyrics came to mind: "Just a small town girl" and "on and on and on", so that's what I Googled and Bingo! the song is Journey's "Don't Stop Believin", a Journey song from 1981. And I'm feeling my age! Apparently Journey songs keep marching on! "Just a small town girl Living in a lonely world... Oh, the movie never ends It goes on and on, and on, and on Don't stop believin' Hold on to the feelin' Streetlights, people Oh Ooooh..."
The world is covered by our trails Scars we cover up with paint Watch them preach in sour lies I would rather see this world through the eyes of a child Through the eyes of a child Darker times will come and go Times you need to see her smile And mothers hands are warm and mild I would rather feel this world through the skin of a child Through the skin of a child When a human strokes your skin That is when you let them in Let them in before they go I would rather feel alive with a childlike soul With a childlike soul
Christian re-constructionist Kevin Swanson says, "America needs time to repent."
I cringe at the unorthodox notion that a nation's repentance is even possible!
Why do the scribes and Pharisees come to mind!?
Jesus died and rose from the dead not for the purpose of establishing a Christian political nation on earth, but to redeem His people for heavenly bliss.
Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life." John 5:24
Link to Kevin Swanson's confounded rant:http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/kevin-swanson-no-death-penalty-gays-until-they-have-time-repent
Zoanna and I met online when we both had a penchant for blogging. She lived in Kansas for awhile and comes back to visit when she can. She stays with her childhood friend, Barb. I am blessed by her friendship and am so grateful to get to know Barb also! I'm thankful for their visit and our fellowship! Thanks and love to Zoanna and Barb!
Lily rhymes with silly, no kidding it’s for real She fits her name, her name fits her She has that fun appeal It’s true that she’s a youngster who age has barely touched She has another birthday soon We love her Oh So Much!