Dancer, Singer, Actress
Doris Day 1922-2019
Dancer, Singer, Actress
Doris Day 1922-2019
To the families and friends who lost their loved ones in the Parkland shooting, we stand with you on this day.
To the survivors of the Parlkland shooting, you inspire us with you leadership.
To all the youth in high schools throughout this country, take a stand for your future to live in a country that respects life, responsibility and safety over stupidity. The future belongs to you.
Fearsome has decided to add a new tune to his list of favorite holiday Christmas classics.
It’s Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s Emmy award winning Dick in a Box from SNL’s 2006 season.
RIP Pete Shelley
In 1988 I was young. In 1988 I was still very influenced by my upbringing. In 1988 I was financially successful. In 1988 I was selfish. In 1988 I voted with my wallet, I remember making that decision on purpose …to vote for a conservative financial policy, that at that time I believed benefitted me, over social policy. In 1988 I voted for George H.W. Bush for president.
My politics changed during the George H.W. Bush presidency. I matured. I moved away from my conservative roots. I realized that I resonated with liberal social policy and with liberal financial policy over those policies of the conservatives. In 1992 I voted for Bill Clinton.
Looking back, I disagreed with much of the politics of George H.W. Bush. I lived through the AIDS crisis and lost more friends and lovers than I wish to count. I hated his war. I grew to completely disagree with trickle down economics, tax cuts and reductions in societal safety nets.
In fact I came to resent the politics of the entire Bush family.
Yesterday I flew through Houston on my way home to San Diego from Ft. Lauderdale. I had a tight connection and had to practically run to make it to my next gate. As I made my way as fast as I could my stride was stopped in its tracks as I passed this at the George H.W. Bush International Airport:
I’ve passed that statue many times. I’ve even stopped to read the honorarium in times past when I needed to pass some time at this airport. The wall is filled with the history and the achievements of service that he gave to his country. From his service in World War II through his service after his presidency. George H.W. Bush was devoted to his country and to democracy.
Yesterday in my rush I not only stopped in my tracks, I paused. I paused to respect a man for his service. I paused to respect a man for his honor. I paused to realize that he valued political discorse. I paused to acknowledge that although we differed, he also believed in human rights, freedom, immigration, respect, service, compromise, representation and his country. I paused to respect that he valued a greater good for community, he valued society and he valued the world.
We had differences, but we had commonality. I began to cry.
I got to my next flight as Fearsome absorbed my silent tears. I wept for my country. I wept in hope that the future of our politics will one day soon again allow discussion, understanding, compromise, progress, respect and honor.
Super Heroes often save us from evil. There is no evil greater than bigotry and racism.
Stan created some of the greatest Super Heroes we know. His words from 1969 live on as an inspiration.
Verklempt I am.
Inspired I am.
Courage. Vulnerability. Truth. Grief. Honor.
Leadership. Patriotism. Integrity.
Honesty. Reality. Respect.
Understanding. Cooperation. Humility. Equality. Democracy. Justice. Service.
There is a greater good. Let’s strive toward that.
We reflect with gratitude for the example given to us by Senator McCain as well as that shared by the speakers above.
73 Hits in the billboard top 100.
The most top 100 hits of any woman artist ever.
Thank you Aretha. We will always be grateful you were, and are, part of our soundtrack.
July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018
Thank you, you will be missed.
If you haven’t seen this, Fearsome reccomends you stop, sit, watch, listen and feel. It is well worth the 10 minutes.
If this resonates with you and your values, please follow her lead and “Call BS”.
This young girl is courageous and an inspiration that I hope many follow, including myself. May she inspire you.
Humanity needs more just like her. I believe there are more, many more.
I take this moment to encourage more to speak up, speak out and to take action.
We cry when we feel.
We cry because we are vulnerable.
We cry to heal.
We cry with gratitude, or sadness, or joy, or hope, or grief, or pain.
We cry to love.
Today has been a spectacular day around us. My feelings have flowed freely. From joy and gratitude to grief and sadness. I’ve experienced beauty and inspiration as well as bewilderment and confusion.
I write as we wait. Nina has had a good day but her health has continued to slide. It’s time.
Grown men cry.
Edith is a hero of mine. Edith will be missed but never forgotten. It was her Supreme Court Case that struck down the Defense of Marriage act in 2013 thus causing the federal government to recognize my legal marriage in California from 2008.
I read that a quote of hers was “Don’t Postpone Joy”. I haven’t been able to personally verify this quote as hers, but I think it fitting.
Thank you Edith for helping humanity get just a little better one step at a time.
Will Tell You…
Walter Becker will be missed.
-Fearsome loves him some Steely Dan.
We are a nation of many religions, beliefs, atheists & agnostics. Freedom means the freedom to believe in any or no religions. One is free to choose what and if they believe. Our constitution protects these freedoms.
In remembering those who have served and those we have lost we here at Fearsome Beard believe it is important to respect all beliefs and or lack thereof.
Religions, beliefs and lack thereof are a choice we live, enjoy and practice.
There is ultimately a deeper level to what we are to each other. The level of relationship which transcends these belief practices.
Remember with love, respect and compassion.
Happy Memorial Day to all the Yanks out there. May all our dear readers, no matter where they are, remember someone they loved and lost today and feel the gratitude for the gift.