Present-day Views

I created this section to cover several ongoing strings of events, one is serious, two are God inspired, two are about books I am writing, and one is a catch-all. The serious one is about my battle with lung cancer and related events. The first God inspired one is about the formation of Forward with Friends, LLC and its related web site to aid addicts and recovering addicts. The second God inspired one is about building Ebenezer Lighthouse as a beacon of help for addicts and recovering addicts. The first book article is about writing a brief autobiography I currently call A Brief History of a long life, Mostly Good, Always  Guided. The second book article is about a book I started after the death by drug overdose of a young man I knew from his birth. It is titled The “GOOD” Life and is about him. The catch-all article gives me a place to write about unrelated current events.

This article was begun about six months after I had a glance at the "Lung Cancer Road Ahead" road sign while chauffering Dr. Clark. I began traveling it last October. Along the way I encountered the Pneumonia Detour. With the detour safely behind me I am now continuing along Lung Cancer Road. This article will be updated when I pass significant and maybe some insignificant landmarks or when I arrive at a dead end.

God told me on October 26, 2017 at about 6:15 AM to start a project to aid drug addicts and recovering addicts in both outside-the-box and inside-the-box ways. My response was, "I can't do that. I don't even know where to start."

God put one word in my head as I woke up on March 16, 2018. The word was "Ebenezer." That left me with the question, "What did He mean by that?"

 

I began my autobiography when I decided I could not revise The "GOOD" Life to include my early life.Also The "GOOD" Life was nearly complete. The date was January 14, 2019, two days before my 86th birthday. I am presently calling it "A Brief History of a Long Life. Mostly Good, Always Guided."

I started this long ago. It has evolved several times and is one chapter and a serious revision away from completion.

 

 

Not everything I do or encounter will fit elsewhere. They cannot miss fitting here because here is where I will put them.

 

While listening to the Trump-Cummings discussion-argument over conditions in Baltimore, Cummings said what has become the answer when any white person criticizes anything remotely related to an African American; racist or racism. 

 

There is much wrong with Baltimore, but is not because the people in power are black, it is because 

There is much wrong with the United States but it is not because those in power are white.