My First Juneteenth

My First Juneteenth As An Actual Holiday

This is not my first awareness of the Juneteenth “holiday.” Nor is it the first time I’ve raised a drink for it. With one of my wives being Black, I’ve been aware of the date and what significance it’s been held to have for well over 20 years. This is, however my first Juneteenth when it was an actually federally recognized and generally observed holiday. I’m even getting a day of with pay because of it!

Hence, I’m spreading the celebration of this day with a plethora of examples of why there was a serious and pervasive upside to the South losing their bid for independence and the Blacks being given their freedom and personhood.

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Shoulder Cosmology

Shoulder Cosmology Of The Religious Sort
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Cosmology in the religious as opposed to the secular, anti-theist context, is the explanation of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe, from a more natural, religious perspective. It is also largely irrelevant to us mortals. Our personal cosmology is what we should be concerned about, not Creation’s.

So, rather than considering Heaven’s plan for creation, consider the state of your own soul and the angel and devil on your shoulders.

Of course, if you’re at all like me, you’re more likely considering how to get either your angel or your devil on both your shoulders. πŸ˜‰

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Good Morning

Good Morning
Good Morning

Good Morning, one and all! Here’s hoping that you have or have a good morning today, preferably one that started off similar to this. πŸ˜‰ Oh! And do understand that chocolate goes great with your morning coffee!

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Delightfully Dark Triptych

A Delightfully Dark Triptych
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Triptychs, always a staple of the corporate decor end of commercial art – or, as I like to call it, lobby art. So, here’s a delightfully dark triptych that will liven up a space much more than most will. πŸ˜‰

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Safety Dance

Safety Dance!

Yeah, I admit it. I’m hearing Men Without Hats’ 1982 hit, “Safety Dance” while watching this svelte Black beauty rocking her covidkini on a rooftop.

Safety Dance!

Safety!
Safety-dance!
Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
Well they’re are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind,
And we can dance

Yeah! One, I’m old enough to remember when “Safety Dance” was big on the radio. Two, I live in NYC, Brooklyn specifically, and rooftops are a thing here. And, three and finally, I love the intersection of sexiness and the pluck to take the lemons 2020 gave us and make lemonade.

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