Angelou Fans Remember The Work Of Maya Angelou

Angelou Fans Remember The Work Of Maya Angelou


People outside of Strand Bookstore in New York City talk about the influence and impact Maya Angelou had. The renowned poet died at 86-years-old. (May 28)

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

Maya Angelou, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old. (May 28)

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

Mayor Allen Joines of Winston-Salem, North Carolina says the city will “celebrate the life” of Dr. Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86. (May 28)

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

 

Memorial Day, For Me, It Is Father’s Day

Memorial Day, For Me, It Is Father’s Day


Each year, since my father, Vincent E. Volowski, has passed on, Memorial Day become also for I, Father’s Day. My father had served in the Coast Guards during World War 2. It was a time when that branch of the military was on a military footing. I remember seeing an old picture or two of him in his formal Coast Guard uniform. Growing up I do not remember him talking about his time in the service. That does not come as a surprise because those who served during that war more often than that, kept their memories, often painful of the major battles, to themselves.

My father passed on in May of 1999, at the age of 76 from heart failure. After the war, he went on to work at Pratt And Whitney Aircraft and went on to marry my mother, Edna Charlout. I am the third and the last of his 3 children, with my older sister Diane and my late brother Ronald.

This Memorial Day 2013 had taken on a whole new meaning, not just because it has been over a month since the horrible terrorism bombing attacks up in Boston, MA, USA, during the tail end of the Boston Marathon, plus add-on, the recent murder in the United Kingdom of a British solder. The reality is that the generation of World War 2, its veterans are now fading into history, and not just the veterans, the generation that was first was called “the greatest generation” which also includes my mother is making its way into history.

Last night I watched on PBS the yearly Memorial Day concert from the USA Capitol. There was a special tribute to the late actor Charles Derling who would come in each year, as a veteran of World War 2 himself, and great emotion, would do a reflection on the major battles of that war. Mr. Darling passed on early this year. To his credit, he gave a voice to the veterans of that period, including my father. To him I say many, many thank-you for your service to the United States of America.

To my dear father, your youngest daughter who in about during the course of these past 8 months has had her share of not just real hurt but real heartbreak, which now extends to the struggles of physical challenge; I want to say with love, FATHER, THANK-YOU for your service to the United States of America during World War 2.

To all the men and women of the United States of America who had given THEIR ALL, THEIR VERY LIVES for the freedom that the USA now has I also do say. THANK-YOU.

 

With MANY THANKS To Both YouTube And WTNH TV. Watch Video Bellow.

United States of America
United States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Dealing With Sandy, Prayers Not Only For Myself, But For Anyone In The Affected Areas

Dealing With Sandy, Prayers Not Only For Myself, But For Anyone In The Affected Areas


Right now, I am keeping a “very careful eye” on the coming northeastern storm, Sandy. Having just gotten home yesterday from a very wonderful Christian/Catholic women’s retreat weekend, towards its end, was warned to prepare. Had been able to do that, despite being tired from this wonderful weekend of a new spiritual beginning which was needed after four difficult and heartbreaking months of ill-health, my mother Edna’s advancing age and ill-health as well as both the sudden illness and death of the man I love, David.

For those who read this article, PLEASE keep me in your prayers that I and my cats get through this storm. PLEASE also pray for those who are in the thick of it right now in the affected areas, be they humans or animals. For those who are in the thick of it, stay safe and get your prepping efforts DONE NOW. May God Bless and keep everyone, including this blogger and her cats SAFE. AMEN.

Birth Control Battle Has Gotten Even Hotter,Even Capital Hill Has Weighed In

Birth Control Battle Has Gotten Even Hotter,Even Capital Hill Has Weighed In


Now even members of both political parties up on United States of America‘s Washington D.C.‘s Capital hill had gone out of their way to weigh-in on the very heated birth control mandatory plan of President Barack Hussein Obama‘s healthcare bill.

Look for this issue to remain “hot” for a good while to come. War has been declared against the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. As having said this in a previous posting, it is” just like hitting a big bald face hornets nest”, big mistake.

Have a picture of white bald face hornets nest. This is what I compare the recent efforts by the President Obama White House and Health And Human Services going after the Roman Catholic Church in the last couple of weeks.

"Bald Face Hornets Nest"
A Live Bald Face Hornets Nest, Just Like Roman Catholic Church In America,Big Mistake Hitting It

“Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are vowing to overturn the new birth control rule issued by the Obama Administration. CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.”

With MANY THANKS To both CBSNewsOnline. Watch Video Here:

“In recent days, Americans of every faith and political persuasion have mobilized in objection to a rule put forward by the Obama Administration that constitutes an unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country. 

“This rule would require faith-based employers — including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals — to provide services they believe are immoral. Those services include sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs and devices, and contraception. 

“In imposing this requirement, the federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries, encroaching on religious freedom in a manner that affects millions of Americans and harms some of our nation’s most vital institutions.

“If the president does not reverse the Department’s attack on religious freedom, then the Congress, acting on behalf of the American people and the Constitution we are sworn to uphold and defend, must. 

“The House will approach this matter fairly and deliberately, through regular order and the appropriate legislative channels. 

“Because it has primary jurisdiction on the issues involved, the Energy & Commerce Committee is taking the lead on the legislative process that will be necessary to enact an effective and appropriate solution. Chairman Upton convened a hearing last year and began laying the groundwork for legislative action when this flawed rule was first proposed. I welcome his efforts to consider all possible options as his committee proceeds with its work. 

“This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand, and will not stand.”

With MANY THANKS To Both JohnBoehner And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

……And this national saga continues.

“The backlash continues to grow against a new federal law that requires all employers to pay for health insurance that includes birth control. Archbishop Timothy Dolan speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the controversy.”

And this backlash will continue to grow, not just by those who are Catholic, but Christians, other faith groups, and people of good will who DO NOT WANT to see the United States Constitution tramped down even further.

With MANY THANKS To Both CBSNewsOnline And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

More To This Story: Catholic Groups Balk At Covering Birth Control

More To This Story: Catholic Groups Balk At Covering Birth Control


Français : Différents types de pilule contrace...
Image via Wikipedia

With each new day, this whole issue of forcing faith communities in general,but in a special way, Catholic Churchrelated groups to provide birth control which goes against freedom of religion goes on. This has simply has become a political football, that which is a moral issue.

What has happened is a number of Catholic groups are up in arms over this part of the healthcare law of President Barak Hussein Obama or Obamacare which for these groups is a BIG BONE OF CONTENTION.

“A new federal rule requires all employers to cover birth control in their health insurance plans. Father Edward Beck, a CBS News contributor, and the Washington Post‘s Michael Gerson discuss the controversial rule.”

With MANY THANKS To Both CBS And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

September 11, 2001……….Plus Ten Years, Part 2.

September 11, 2001……….Plus Ten Years, Part 2.


In the ten years since the attacks of the United States of America on September 11, 2001, I have done a LOT of serious reflection and looking back.

This serious reflection and looking back has made me realize that from out of this comes ten important things I have learned over the course of the ten years. The list of the ten things I have learned about in regards to this horrible event in the life of America in general and for I as an American in a special way.

What I have learned in the decade from that fateful Tuesday to today is listed in a list of ten, one for each year since the attacks. Here is a list of ten things I have learned from September 11, 2001 plus ten years:

10. September 11th 2001 Heroes Not Only Were Humans, But Animals Also.

A rescue dog, who is now retired, shows that dogs in the service of search and rescue, be it terror attacks or natural disasters do the needed work of first responders. The dog’s name is Red. 🙂 =^..^=

“Sept. 6 – A retired rescue dog of 9/11 now enjoys the good life in Annapolis, Maryland. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.”

With MANY THANKS To Both ReutersVideo And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

9. The Need To Just Say “NO” To Political Correctness.

When it comes to political correctness, my biggest concern and fear is that “political correctness” is what is destroying not only the United States, but also the western world as well because Americans and westerners in the western world CANNOT OFFEND anyone who is Muslim. This HAS TO END because political correctness WILL BE THE DEATH of both the USA and the west.

“Just some food for thought, especially for the left wingers.”

With MANY THANKS To Both HelenMarfleet And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

Also, With MANY THANKS To Both BeTheBalls And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

With MANY THANKS To Both Wiki And WikiIslam. Read More Here:\”Top 10 Controversial Verses In The Quran\”

8. The Need To Say “Thank-You” Not Only To Those Who Serve In The Military, But To Those Who Serve The Community, Police, Fire Fighters, And Other First Responders.
Many of those men and women who died not only in the World Trade Towers when they both came down, but also those in the military that served who had given their very lives in the wars against Islamofacism in the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq, to their families, and to those who are still alive, be they injured or not, in person. From the Hartford Courant online website, from my hometown of East Hartford, a new fire house opens after being under construction for a little over a year:

Town Unveils New Firehouse No. 5

“EAST HARTFORD — —

Town officials officially opened the new Firehouse No. 5 on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new $5.6 million building on the corner of Brewer Street and Graham Road has geothermal heating, solar panels and rainwater collection.

Fire Chief John Oates said that upon final review, Firehouse No. 5 is expected to be rated LEED Silver, or the second most energy-efficient designation under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ranking system.”

“”Peter Ganci of Brooklyn was the highest-ranking New York City firefighter to die on September 11th. Chris Wragge talks to two of his two sons, Pete and Chris, who are now FDNY firefighters and remember their father’s bravery every day.”

With MANY THANKS To Both CBSNewsOnline And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

With MANY THANKS To The Hartford Courant. Read More Here:\”Town Unveils New Firehouse No. 5\”

For those who served in the military during this decade, are serving, and for those who had given THEIR ALL in the service of the United States in both Afghanistan and Iraq.With MANY THANKS To Both MsPepperbob And YouTube. Watch Video Here:                                                      

7. Learning To Trust Washington D.C. Beltway MUCH Less Over The Course Of The Decade.

During the ten years since September 11, 2001, I have learned to have a healthy questioning of Washington D.C. politics. This is why I had gotten involved in the tea party movement and tea party rallies. Also have been paying more attention to what has been coming out of the President Barack Hussein Obama White House, which included the Obamacare policy and also the over-taxing, over-spending, and over-regulations of an out-of-control United States federal government.

6. On September 11, 2001, Was My FIRST LESSON ON WHO DID THE ATTACKING, And WHY.

Since that day, I have been learning more about what Islamofacism is as well as jihad, via wonderful websites such as Jihadwatch.org and DanielPipes.org, which goes into great details in their articles. Both Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch and Daniel Pipes is NOT AFRAID TO TELL THE TRUTH about Islam, Islamofacism, and jihad. Plus Mr. Spencer has written a number of books on Islam, Muhammad, and jihad, one of which I do have. Also Dr. Pipes has written a number of in-depth articles online at his website.

\”Daniel Pipes Website\”

\”Jihadwatch Website\”

5. Have Learned NOT TO ACCEPT A WHITEWASHED Version Of Islam.

Because of taking the time to learn what the REAL and not the Whitewashed version of Islam is all about, I REFUSE to fall into the trap of Islamic lying better known as “tayyqia”, blessed and permitted lying to non-Muslims by Muslims. One of the first messages said is that Islam is a “religion of peace.” In truth, the religion means “submission” not peace. Also on the day of the attacks, I remember seeing a video showing Palestinians dancing upon hearing the attacks on September 11, 2001. This truth cannot be denied. For this is why I will not accept any whitewashing at all.

With MANY THANKS To Both Wiki And WikiIslam. Read More Here:\”Top 10 Controversial Verses In The Quran\”

With MANY THANKS To Both dm1499 And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

With MANY THANKS To MichKohe17 And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

4. Have Learned To Value And Appreciate My Relationships.

Over the course of the ten years since September 11, 2001, all the more had learned to value the relationships I have with my dear ones, both human and animals.

3. Making An Effort To Get To KNOW The God Of The Holy Bible And My Faith.

That above one sentence says it better than a great detail in a much fuller paragraph. Also not afraid to defend my Christian Roman Catholic faith as well as Christians everywhere in regards to the household of faith around the world and in a special way, the Church that is suffering because of violence and oppression, and in a special way, in Muslim controled nations.

2. That It Is POSSIBLE That President Barack Hussein Obama IS A MUSLIM.

It is time for President Obama to come out and admit it, that he was raised Muslim. At least it would at last remove any DOUBTS WHO HE REALLY IS as far in regards to his background, beyond being half black, half white. The more he keeps the facts to himself, the more Americans are going to come to their own conclusions, with more of the rest of the world. One way to know would be President being more supportive of those nations that are out to destroy Israel and the Jewish people.

With MANY THANKS To Both FeelTheChangeMedia And YouTube. This is a LONG Video Watch Video Here:

“This ground breaking documentary film finally proves that Barack Hussein Obama is a secret Muslim. This video examines all of the ties Obama has to the Muslim world, and it also examines everything he has ever said about Islam and Muslims in general. You will be shocked at the amount of evidence that is piled up against him, including what he says about Islam, and the actions he takes towards Islam. Every American including Republican and Democrat, should finally see Obama for the man he really is, a Muslim hiding in plain sight.

Critics will argue that Obama’s secret religion doesn’t matter. But how can the American people elect a Muslim for President right after the tragic events of 9/11? Electing a Muslim to the White House right after 9/11, is the equivalent to electing a Nazi for President right after the holocaust. Every American should realize that electing a Muslim for President is a direct insult to the victims of 9/11, and is tantamount to spitting on their still smoldering graves.”

With MANY THANKS To Both FireThunderTv And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

“Obama is having a little trouble reading the teleprompter, so George is helping him along with his answers. “

1. Living Each Day, Be It Good Or Bad Days, To The FULLEST.

The number and most important thing I have learned during the past ten years since September 11, 2001 has been made all the more important now that I have to deal with my own aging and also with a “season citizen” mother as well. All the more to remind myself to every morning as I get up to say THANK-YOU God for a brand new day. All the more why I must keep on going even when I have my most frustrating moments. As an American and most important as a human being, the experience of what happened ten years ago on a sunny Tuesday morning in September is a lesson in living life to the FULLEST because I do not know if it will be my LAST DAY.

“Peace On Earth.”

With MANY THANKS To Both roadwarrior3204 And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

Documentary Filmmaker Turns To Kickstarter For Fundraising

Documentary Filmmaker Turns To Kickstarter For Fundraising


“Kelly Anderson, director of the non-fiction film “My Brooklyn,” talks to CBSNews.com’s Rick Borutta about using the crowd sourcing website Kickstarter to help raise money to complete her documentary film.”

With MANY THANKS To Both CBSNewsOnline And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

Honor And Remember

Honor And Remember


Today is Father’s Day, June 19, 2011 and I had done some reflection on a few men who are or were a part of my life as a person. Today I not only had remembered my late father Vincent E. Volowski, who has been gone for now twelve years, but also a late maternal uncle, Philip Charloult. Today I had talked on the phone with my older brother Ron. Brought up Uncle Philip and the fact that while he rooted for the then Hartford Whalers, it was only after he had passed on that (Uncle Philip) was also a Boston Bruins fan. Ron told me of Uncle Philip rooting for Bruin greats such as Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Gerry Cheever. Talked about Bruins wins and losses, including the previous win, thirty-nine years earlier, in 1972, the last time, before last week the “B’s” of Boston would win. Uncle Philip died in January of 1989 in his sleep.

Of last week, I have said so often, that I wish Uncle Philip had lived to see his beloved “B’s” winning this most recent Stanley Cup Championship. I was so very happy to not only had the opportunity to have watch the last two games of the Stanley Cup, which included the joyous holding up of the Lord Stanley Cup by the Bruins, got had gotten a chance to see the post-championship parade online up in Boston yesterday. Watching the fans in one giant party the bringing home of the Stanley Cup brings to full circle the decade that has seen the New England Patriots, Boston Red Soxs, Boston Celtics, and now the Boston Bruins win major championships.

I believe Uncle Philip was looking down from Heaven and smiling for his beloved “B’s”. HAPPY FATHERS DAY to ALL those fathers and father-figures who read my blog articles as well as all my dear late father Vincent E. Volowski, Uncle Philip, and ALL those father-like figures who have been a very special part of my life! :)=^..^=

With MANY THANKS To Both sandybeach888 And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

With MANY THANKS To Both TheAwesomeBoston And YouTube. Watch Video Here: