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Husker Joy

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Hey fellow bloggers. As you know, I am grieving over my dear Dad’s recent death. However, I am finding JOY in watching the rapidly improving Nebraska Cornhusker football team headed by Coach Scott Frost (quarterback for NE for the championship football team of 1997 under Coach Tom Osborne).

The Huskers, as they are affectionately called, are playing Illinois, the fighting Illini. It is in the 2nd half right now and if you can stream this game you really should, if you enjoy American football, it is “unbelievable” football action, in favor of the Huskers! Current score is 38-21.

I have to think that my dear Dad and his family up in heaven are watching this game as well. What luck and skill are on display today for the Huskers. It has been a LONG time coming since they have been “relevant,” which is not music to the ears of us forever Husker fans.

Gotta go, can’t miss this game! Thanks for the true JOY you awesome Huskers and Coach Frost!!!!

Lynn

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Day 155: Haiku

 

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Day 155: Respect the Flag Haiku

I stand for the flag,

disrespect if you kneel,

play football please!

I think it is very important to pay respect to our American flag, our country and our brave men and women who have fought for our country (past and present), especially as we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. I am proud to have served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1985-1989.

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Day 148: Happy Mother’s Day

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Day 148: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mothers-to-be! Here is an Irish prayer for mothers:

“God bless your kindly soul and bless your caring heart with all the grace and goodness His providence imparts. God keep our family safe and keep us close together, and hold us in the hollow of His loving hand forever.”

Hope all of you mothers have a great weekend! All of you sons and daughters, remember to call your Mom today!!!

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Day 146: Hypocrisy

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Day 146: Hypocrisy. I believe there has been a lot of hypocrisy lately when it comes to sexual abuse. Whether this happens to a man or a woman, it is wrong and deplorable! Whether it happens to a liberal or a conservative, it is wrong and deplorable!

It is odd and disturbing when one sees instances of sexual abuse, that are supposed to be viewed as WRONG (no matter who it happens to or who is the perpetrator) that are buried and suppressed from the news. I believe it has been buried because it puts one of those “supposed champions of the #metoo movement” in a very BAD light as it should be! How can someone live with oneself when they are thought of as an advocate for women and have committed such atrocities towards women?

I have been very disappointed and ashamed of our current state of journalism. Wrong is wrong and there should be no conditions! Today’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. If we are to be outraged over sexual abuse it should be with just as much fervor no matter who it happens to and no matter who the guilty person is! I think this should go without saying, but in this day and age, there are no “givens.” Unfortunately.

Let me know your thoughts on this controversial matter.

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Day 145 of 365: Friendship

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Day 145: Friendship! We are all so very blessed to have friends to share our lives with. I ran across this quote that really sums up what friendship is all about. This photo is from the free photo library.

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood,” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

After all, isn’t that what we all need? To have someone that “gets you,” someone who you can be yourself around and someone that knows where you are coming from. It is so freeing to be able to “just be” with someone and let everything else go. No pretenses, no explaining, no questions, no conditions.

There are some people in my own family that don’t really get me, so thank goodness for my friends. You know who you are. I view my husband as my friend, but I can’t always talk about the same things that I would talk about with my girlfriends. I thing guys would say the same about their wives versus their guy friends.

Lastly, I consider Jesus my friend. He is always there to listen to me. He understands what is going on with me even if I don’t say anything. I know He “gets me.” I can confide in Him and he accepts what I have to say and is ready to forgive me, if I ask. What better friend could someone have? His love is unconditional, no questions asked! I know He is always with me, even though I may not be thinking of Him. This fact gives me comfort. He loves me in spite of all my faults and shortcomings, which I am thankful for and not worthy of.

Who are the friends you are thankful for and who “get you?”

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Day 143: The Lemming Effect

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Day 143: The Lemming Effect. This photo was not taken by me, just to let you know. I don’t even know if this rodent is a lemming or not, so forgive me. For those of you that don’t know what the lemming effect is, I will tell you.

It is a phenomenon where these small rodents have been observed to follow each other as they jump off a cliff or run into raging rivers to their deaths. This has been said to be a myth however. Whether it is a myth of not, I see this type of behavior in people, metaphorically speaking. It is a sad commentary in our world today!

I have been noticing that there is a lot of groupthink going on. Certain news outlets continue to spew the same tired talking points. I have also noticed there is not a lot of independent thinking going on. We are being told what to think and no one seems to question it. No facts to back them up whatsoever. I wonder how many people out there realize that this is going on besides me?

Have you noticed, like I have, that there are some activist groups out there that mindlessly chant and march down our streets for various causes and when asked why they are marching they have NO answer. Crickets!!!! Lemming effect anyone??? It is frightening and disturbing, to say the least! Have we all lost our minds? Our ability to think for ourselves?

I see it as the “dumbing down of our society.” You see it in our colleges and universities, our young adults are being told what to think. If they have a thought that does not comport with the professor’s they are shut down. They are rewarded when they mimick the thoughts of their professors.

I FULLY believe in the 1st amendment. Our freedom to say what we think is what makes this country so great! It is fine to say what you think, but is there any THOUGHT involved in what you are saying? In most cases, I say not. Also, if you have an opinion that differs from the mainstream media, you are labeled a “hater” and a “rascist.” Instead of an honest discussion or debate of the matter, those with dissenting opinions are totally shut down.

This groupthink mentality is a dangerous thing. Total conformity can lead to the downfall of society and the death of human expression and independent thought. Remember the book written by George Orwell entitled, “1984?” Are we headed down this HORRID rabbit hole? Take a look at some of the totalitarian regimes in history and how things worked out for them. Cautionary tales to be sure!

Let me know your thoughts!