When witnessing a crime should we look the other way? Or call them out?
What Would Betty Do?
President Biden has hit the road and he’s a rollin’.
Let’s keep the steam pumpin with not one, not two but three wonderful versions of a Fearsome favorite, Proud Mary.
Broken Peach – Proud Mary – 2017
Tina Turner – Proud Mary – 2009 (49 years after she first charted a tune in 1960 and 38 years after she & Ike made their cover of this tune famous, she is 70 years old in this performance.)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary – 1969
Keep on rollin’ Joe. You are doing a good man’s work and we support you.
We here at Fearsome Beard the blog thingy believe in recognizing and even promoting those who we feel are working not only to improve themselves but the world around them.
Yesterday we had the honor of witnessing a break out moment for a rising star of our future. We were so moved by Amanda Gordon that the moment we could find a clip of her poetry reading on YouTube we posted it. Today we learned more about her from Anderson Cooper. We hope to learn lots more about her in the future as we watch her rise into a leader. A leader worth listening to.
She gives us hope.
Amanda Gordon / Youth Poet Laureate 2017 – The Hill We Climb – Presidential Inaugural Reading January 20, 2021
“For there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.”
I’ve been saving this famous clip of Judy & Barbra just for today.
Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand – Happy Days Are Here Again / Come On Get Happy – 1963
Congratulations President Biden and Vice President Harris. Thank you for your service to our country. The world breathes a sigh of relief.
Emotional doesn’t even start to describe my feelings. My feelings are appropriate.
I think I’ll just let myself feel the emotions as these tears of joy still stream down my cheeks as they have off and on all day today.
Filled with hope I tuck myself into bed tonight, for tomorrow will finally arrive when I awake.
It’s been a long cold lonely winter. Thank all of you for sticking with me through it, I couldn’t have done it without you.
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun – 1969
I awake this morning filled with hope. A hope that has me shedding tears of joy. A joy that comes as a weight that has been hard to bear is being lifted. I’m finding it hard to express the depth of this hope.
The hope that I feel comes from my belief that inherently humankind is actually kind at it’s heart. While I recognize the faults, folly and imperfections of us, I see that kindness, love and understanding prevail over time.
I believe in sharing, promoting and focusing on the good. I believe this because I value that you get what you focus on the most.
There is a lightness to my shoulders this morning. There is an easier feeling than what I’ve felt in the past 4 years. My angst is receding. A feeling of relief, calm and serenity is coming over me.
There’s a kind of Hush – Herman’s Hermits – 1967
This tune is one I enjoyed as a child. It’s a tune that takes me to a simpler place. It brings me joy today.
This is a monumental week for me as a liberal left leaning democrat. I must remember to be careful, careful of my expectations. Utopia cannot happen at once but must be built. Patience and an open mind will benefit me as we move forward.
I am ready to lay this burden of angst down and lift my wings and fly. However I will remember that I do reap what I sow.
Annie Lennox – Little Bird – 1992
Bill Maher’s latest children’s book just in time for January 20.
Bill Maher – Pack Your Shit and Go – 2021