Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fooled

I have been watching with shock the news reports that have been rolling out piecemeal about Bill Cosby and the rape allegations. Do you feel like you’ve been hit over the head like I have?

It’s disgusting to think that a man we admired and revered so much has huge feet of clay.  Or worse.

Bill Cosby was a staple way back when. Between the family values of The Cosby Show and some of his most memorable stand-up comedy, Bill Cosby was appreciated, admired, applauded and cherished. Not the actor. The man. In fact, while his show demonstrated family values in a fictional family, he went more than a step beyond it (and pretended) to truly embody “family values”.

Indeed.

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It’s hard to believe the serial rapist we have been hearing about lately is the same guy. Talk about misled loyalties!

We’ve all been fooled, deluded, deceived and wronged. And that’s not counting the women who he drugged, assaulted and violated.

Sure, The Cosby Show was fiction. But Bill Cosby was an icon.

Now he just appears creepy and revolting. Will he pay for his crimes? I hope so. No talent, however great it may be, in any way excuses his detestable actions.

Things seem to be unraveling now.  Why only now?  Here’s a snippet from a recent article published in the NY Times (worth reading):

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Yep, you (and your enablers) sure fooled us, Mr. Cosby.  

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It’s that time

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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Whoever you are and wherever you are, every day there is something (or many somethings) for you to be grateful for.

Today is no exception.  Rather it’s a special day for many.  So, go ahead. Do it however you want, and in whatever way makes you feel good. With friends and family, with your closest loved one, or just by yourself.

Give. Thanks.

Coalition forces and civilian contractors celebrating Thanksgiving in Kabul, Afghanistan - 2013

Coalition forces and civilian contractors celebrating Thanksgiving in Kabul, Afghanistan – 2013

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“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
― Edward Sandford Martin

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