Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Unjustifiable

There are three things that I will never understand, rape, child molestation and domestic violence. You can justify murder to me faster than those three things. Hell, the term "justifiable homicide" implies that sometimes you might have to kill someone to save yourself. Coming off of a great Valentine's weekend (more on that in a future post), the last thing I needed or wanted to see when I returned to work was what I saw this morning.

About 20 minutes after I got to my desk and see a car parked outside. Nothing special, there is a bank next to my office and people run in and out to the ATM all the time. I go back to my work and a few minutes later my co-worker screams out "what is he doing?!" I look up again to see a man reaching and punching into that same car. By now everyone was frozen, not sure what was going on, but when I saw a womans boot come out, I knew this had the potentialto be real ugly. Another co-worker and I ran outside hoping we could break up the situation. The guy saw us coming and walked away from the car. We stayed outside until the young lady could get her stuff together and walkaway. We said nothing to the guy as her returned to the car.

This sadly wasn't the first time I had seen a physical domestic situation up close and personal, and I know way too many woman who were either raped, beaten or molested (in some cases a combination of the three) for this not to be something that I am passionate about. As a man, I am thoroughly disgusted by it. I can't rap around my head how someone could come to the conclusion that they need to impose their will on another person. As long as I have a breath in my body I will continue to advocate for and stand up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Real Super Bowl MVP

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning Super Bowl 50. This game was a classic case of defense wins championships, offense sells tickets. Cam Newton played like a deer in headlights (not that Peyton Manning played any better) and Denver's defense earned them a Super Bowl. If you were like me, and were hoping for a high scoring game, you were sadly disappointed by the game. You were probably also disappointed by the halftime show too. The only thing that did not disappoint this year was the commercials. My favorites were the NFL Super Bowl babies, the two T-Mobile commercials, the apartments.com ad with Jeff Goldblum and Lil Wayne and of course, Doritos. Did you seethe game, the halftime or the commercials? What did you think? What was your favorite?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Musical Mondays: Hidden Gems

Do you ever listen to the music that plays in the background when DJ's speak on the radio? Maybe I should have askedif you still listen to the radio. If you're like me, you get your music from other places and don't listen to the radio often, but I did find myself listening to the radio last week and discovered a gem playing in the background; an instrumental version of Ne-yo's "Champagne Life" by saxaphonist Gerald Albright. I have been listening that and other jazz instrumentals all weekend long. It's a shame this stuff doesn't get radio airplay on aregular basis. What other artists out there do you think deserve more exposure than they have been getting? Inquiring minds of a music lover want to know.