Archive | June 13, 2020

The Flowers That Enriched My Life Today (With My Google Pixel 4) — June 13, 2020.

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A new walking route (further afield from home) & as such a whole new vista of flowers & view. I do consider myself blessed. All this walking is good. I keep on saying that to myself. The flowers sure make it more enjoyable. Plus a lovely day. In the high 60s when I walked. Perfect. Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — June 13, 2020.

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Today’s Bunch Of Flowers For You (Taken With ZS200) — June 12, 2020.

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If you are wondering how & why I get to see so many different flowers in a day, or a week, there is really no mystery. I promenade much more than most. Just my morning walk is in the 4.75-mile range (10,000 steps). Amazing what you can see on a 4.75-mile walk, especially if you change your route on a daily basis. Enjoy. Smile.


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Racism Is A Spectrum. Is Anybody At ‘0’? I Sure Am NOT!

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Racism isn’t just black & white.

Racism exists in all cultures. We have all heard, in the context of WWII, how racist the Japanese & Chinese are.

Brown folks like I can be terrible racist.

Just a couple of days ago I was in stitches reading about a famous, black West Indian cricket captain who was very aggrieved to discover that the nickname he was called by some of his Indian teammates when he was playing cricket in India was extremely racist. They, all brown (like I), was calling him a ‘blackie’. SMILE.

I am a racist — though, of course, I have a white wife (& she wasn’t the first). Actually, it is possible that I am more of a racist than my wife. She accuses me daily (if not hourly) of being judgemental.

So, what is this all about? What am I leading at.

I have, of course, been thinking. Race, quite rightly, is very much in the forefront. I have no issues with that.


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Winston Churchill, and his statue in London, was in the news today. Got me thinking. Yes, Winston was probably slightly more of a racist than I, but by how much?

Lincoln must have had some racial biases. I am convinced that no adult can claim to be at ‘0’ when it comes to racism. I don’t think it is possible.

Most folks who knew my adoptive mother, & she knew a lot of people (given that 3,000 people attended her funeral, & that was just in Sri Lanka), would claim that she had to be the most inclusive person they had every encountered since she was her own mini-U.N. But, in private she was quite the racist. Not a nasty racist. Just a common or garden racist. Among other things she so did not want me to marry anyone white!

I think you are getting my drift.

I could be wrong, BUT I think if we can stay below the 40% mark we are doing good. Yes, of course, there will be those below 40%. I know a few that might qualify. The problem is with those that are beyond the 70% mark.

Oh, and all don’t forget that racist come in all colors.


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