Dear Activist Friends: Come with me to FreedomFest 2020!

Over the years I have met many wonderful political activists thanks to organizations that I belong to or support. Some of these wonderful people have been working to keep the Republican Party Conservative for over 20-30 even 40 years or more. And everyone gets to a point where taking time off is essential to rejuvenate the soul for most everyone works in between family, social and spiritual obligations, and life events.

Almost everyone I know has donated their time and talents to serve Conservative causes. They travel to events and meetings at great personal expense. As unpaid citizen activists they do what they do for the sake of freedom, especially for the freedom of generations to come. There is no glory. There is no reward. And there certainly is no one to reimburse their expenses.

And for all of that work, here we are stuck with the failed leadership of the National Republican Machine which #allegedly includes Mitch Mcconnell and Kevin McCarthy and everyone for the last 40 years who broke their promises to Balance the Budget and Make Government Small Again. (Don’t get us started on those who promised Full Repeal! spit!)

That brings me to FreedomFest 2020: CATCH THE VISION, July 13-16.

I write this to convince my dear friends to join me in 2020 for what I expect to be an event designed to shed sunlight on conversations that matter most to us. After listening to the 8-20-2019 The Reed Hour on the Loving Liberty Radio Network, featuring Mark Skousen I am like a child in anticipation of Christmas in July next year. 

Just listening to the podcast a second time I feel like I have dumped my old, worn out power cells to replace them with new, solar powered entities. The energy surges through my solar plexus and my heart leaps with hope and joy.

What wholly appeals to me is the networking philosophy that FreedomFest promotes. The forum is designed as a convention of great ideas, of sharing information, and I love how the speakers are attendees just like me, they are not ushered into some sacred space for the elite.

It is exciting to know that FreedomFest embraces the gamut of Conservative and Libertarian thought through presenters, panels, and a variety of media presentations. FreedomFest is about the exchanges, the conversations, the opportunities to find common ground that will, hopefully, encourage us to work together within those commonalities as we return to our homes, our organizations, our communities.

Please, take the time to listen to the podcast in its entirety. I think you will come to understand why I am drawn to FreedomFest and especially why I am so thrilled about finally being able to attend in 2020.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Going off Facebook for a season

Several weeks ago I thought about going off Facebook. Then the scandal hit. Well, it actually has been hitting for years, it just became blatantly obvious to millions as it got picked up in the news. 

So by Tuesday midmorning I will take a sabbatical from my Facebook. You can find me here, Instagram, and on Twitter. Well, Twitter for a while longer. I am thinking about going off it too. 

Cheerio until next time. 

Additional Reading: 
  1. Facebook scrambling to explain why Zuckerberg could pluck his messages out of other people’s inboxes
  2. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak leaves Facebook over treatment of users’ private data
  3. Why You Shouldn’t Delete Facebook After The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

User Name and Password

When you have to totally redo your user name and password and you have to completely begin afresh for security purposes and the site keeps telling you you have an account and to sign in with your user name and password that you have totally forgotten but you have to completely begin afresh for security purposes and the site keeps telling you………..

#RollingMyEyes #Annoying

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Trying to learn a song in French

I am pretty nervous and excited about the opportunity to sing on Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. for the 2017 Montgomery Interfaith Nativity in Montgomery, Alabama. My friend, Tina Gann, has graciously agreed to accompany me. She is a fabulous accompanist and quite the accomplished pianist. We will be getting together this week to talk about our twenty minute musical lineup.

One of my favorite songs we are definitely performing is Gesu Bambino, text by Frederick Herman Martens, music by Piertro Alessandro Yon, and edited by Charles J. Cardin.

Another song I want to sing is Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabelle however I would love to learn it in French as originally published, Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle. 

Today I have been listening to two different YouTube versions of the song in order to translate the French phonetically so I can learn the pronunciation. Then, I will have my French-American CrossFit Coach Charles help me make any final corrections to my pronunciation before I commit it all to memory.

Pretty amazing technology. And how cool is that to have a native French speaking CrossFit Coach to help me in the middle of Alabama? 

Awesome I tell ya! Simply Awesome.

And it will truly be Christmas miracle awesome if I can learn it in French over the next few weeks! 

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Know what the Elites are reading?

Almost two years ago I wrote a piece about Why I Bother about being politically active and it applies to why I read and research information that is important to me. And then once in a while I find things that The Opposition are reading or writing and I, depending upon who recommends it to me, may or may not read it. 

Today there was a fascinating interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show. Read the transcript of the conversation here: 

Will the Next Big Revolution Create a Worthless Class of Humans?

Now you understand why, like the Elites, I will be reading:

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow 

And you should too. You will be caught behind the curve if you do not understand what worthless means and who the worthless class currently is and who will be in it in the future. 

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