The Nation In Mourning

A Nation In Mourning Over Our Fallen Former President

We still remember.

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I do not feel worthy to eulogize the deceased in this case, I will not attempt it.

Since you death in late November, life has gone on for Americans. In fact, the government has bickered itself into a shutdown, something that only occurred one during your presidency.

Actually, many things are different though. Our president has gone back on his word and enacted new gun laws. More laws than his Democratic Predecessor ever enacted.

Yes, the times are definitely changing. Many things since the 1990s have changed. Our president and his wife are not nearly as personable as you and Barbara were. Do not get me wrong, I do not dislike our current president, I just wished we had more people with your personality in office.

It was not one week after your burial that I saw a photo of your wife, Barbara at The White House. She was sitting on the steps, with a floral hat on. The caption read, "Waiting on George to return". The picture made me smile, as Barbara sat there, she had a grin, almost a grin of anticipation and curiosity. She was awaiting your return from foreign diplomacy. Her shoes were dirty as she had probably been walking the dogs that were sitting with her.

Your wife and yourself had a personality that compared to that of Nancy and Ronald Reagan. Sure, there are good leaders in between The Bushes and Reagans, but you need more than leadership to fill the role of a person. You and your wife made the White House into a home for your tenure.

Our current First lady does not live at the White House as her son attends a school elsewhere. This, in my opinion, takes the perspective of a family from the White House. A necessary factor, in my opinion. Your wife also dressed modestly. Barbara Bush, when photographed outside many times did not have makeup on. This is not even plausible with our new first lady, an ex-model. There is no sense of personality, except what the Press manufactures.

It is now Christmastime and although life has gone on, our nation still remembers with a Half-Mast Flag.

It saddens me that you passed right at Thanksgiving/Christmas, but I also see it as a joyous occasion for yourself. It is glorious knowing that you were a believer, so it is no doubt you and Barbara are having a wonderful Christmas celebration, with Robin, your child that left too soon.

Your funeral was truly fitting for a man of your quality as well. Leaving from Houston on The 747 Air Force One Jet. A jet that you personally had commissioned while in office. Upon arriving back in Texas, you left for you presidential library by train. Another item that you personally had commissioned for the purpose of your last ride.

This year our Country lost a good man, President, Father, and Grandfather. Thank you for your service to the American people, as well as remaining a role model for many after your tenure as president. Your humor, hatred of broccoli, and love of police shows carry on a legacy we can remember you by. The most powerful thing in my eyes was that ability to not hold political grudges. Your friendship with Bill Clinton is a testimony to this.

Rest In Peace

President George Herbert Walker Bush.

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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.

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Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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My Natural Hair Journey Over The Past 4 Years

When I was first going natural in 2014, I didn't understand the concept of not putting heat into my hair for my curls to actually show. I was still flat ironing my hair every week or two.

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When I was first going natural in 2014, I didn't understand the concept of not putting heat into my hair for my curls to actually show. I was still flat ironing my hair every week or two.

When I finally decided to take the health of my hair serious in 2015, I began by cutting it very short. I then tried Bantu knots to see how my hair would look in its natural state, I wasn't a fan. So, I began wearing protective styles such as braids, weaves, and wigs.

As my hair grew underneath my protective styles I began to love my length and curls. I finally started wearing my hair out in 2016 when I first moved to Alabama to attend college. I would occasionally still wear protective styles but not nearly as often.

In 2017, I still only did twist outs on my hair because I didn't know what product combination to use to get other styles I wanted. Now in 2018, I still use protective style every couple of months but I am focused on the health of my hair.

I also recently began trying different hairstyles to just not always be stuck doing the same things every week. Look out for a blog about when I got my hair colored blue during the summer of 2018 and what led me to do it. Also, I will be posting about my wash day and what products I use to achieve certain hairstyles.

1. The Big Chop

January of 2015

2. Sew Ins (weave)

January 2016

3. Braids

July 2017

4. Natural Hairstyles

August of 2017

5. Natural Afro

June 2018

6. Coloring My Hair Blue

June of 2018

7. Natural Hair 4 year Anniversary

January 2019

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