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Mister Rogers is getting a stamp!
December 13th, 2017 under Admirable People. [ Comments: 1 ]

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood debut and the United States Post Office is honoring the children’s TV host with a stamp of his own. While Fred Rogers will be on the stamp with one of his puppets, it seems weird that Mr. McFeely, the delivery man, is not on there with him. You would think that postmen would fight for that?

Mister Rogers is not the only famous person getting a forever stamp in 2018, Jazz legend Lena Horne and Sally Ride, the first female astronaut to go into space, will also be on the corner of an envelope next year. And I will be at the post office picking them up.


Time Magazine got the People of the Year right! #MeToo
December 6th, 2017 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

If 2017 can be remembered for anything, it needs to be remembered as the year that sexual assault victims found their voice and used it take on their abusers.

For centuries assaulters got away with attacking and demeaning their victims because they were in a power position. Not anymore. We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore. We are screaming “#MeToo” from rooftops all over the world and the world is finally listening. It is such a powerful movement that Time Magazine is honoring it as their People of the Year. I know they say Person, but it is us people who are making it happen. We are doing this so future generations will not have to go through with what we went through. To live with the mental scars that never go away. That make me cry as I type this because there is still one story I cannot talk about and it happened to me when I was just 17. I will tell you I went to the police and they did nothing. They were upset I wasted their time and they knew and respected my mom and still treated us that way. I don’t want anyone to live with a scar like that. I want the police to listen. I want the bosses to listen. I want everyone to listen. And I want them to BELIEVE us. Is that asking for too much?

By Time recognizing #MeToo aka the Silence Breakers, it solidifying the historic moment for future generations to. We will forget about the President, but we will always remember 2017 as the year that we said no more! You can not use power to harass me any more. In the words of Twisted Sister, “We’re not gonna take it anymore!”


The Rock reminds us that there a lot of good celebrities out there too!
November 19th, 2017 under Admirable People, The Rock. [ Comments: none ]

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In an era where every day a celebrity is in the press for doing something repugnant, it is nice to know there are still good guys out there. Like The Rock who flew a teenage out fan, who is on hospice, out to meet him. Not only did the teen meet his idol, DJ also set him and his mom up in the best hotel room he could and it was unbelievable. Making his trip even more memorable, in a time when everyone that knows Marik wishes they could forget all he is going through with cancer. For those few hours they did. Which is a blessing no words can express.

This is not the first DJ has done this, and it will not be the last. But this is a time when we need stories like this. We need them every day, but more now than in the past

Warning if you read all the posts you will cry because you wish you could do something to make Marik and his family’s life easier. Then you see what DJ did and it is so beautiful, it will bring tears to your eyes.

Tomorrow when you read about that guy, remember there are guys like The Rock that go beyond the call of duty and make a difference in so many lives for the better.


Jesus Campos, the Las Vegas security guard, breaks his silence about that night
October 19th, 2017 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

October 1st, the World was horrified when they heard that there was a shooting in Las Vegas aimed at an outdoor concert attended by thousands of people. With each passing hour, the news got worse and worse as we found out that 58 innocent people died and nearly 500 people were injured. We were sickened, saddened and angered. Then the stories came out about all of the heroes there were that night from first responders to the people at the concert to civilians who were passing by. It was the little bit of solace we needed to get through this tragedy.

There was one story from a hero we did not hear about and that was the story that Jesus Campos had to tell. Yesterday he told his side of the harrowing event that was about to unfold to Ellen DeGeneres. He is a security guard at the Bellagio who was just doing his job. That is until he got a call that would change his life forever. He went to check on door on the 32nd floor that was open for too long. He went up the stairwell from the floor below, but the door would not open. That is not supposed to happen, so he took the elevator to check out what was happening. That is when he realized the door was bolted up with brackets. He called engineering to check it out and that was when he heard what he thought was drilling. It turned out that it was gunshots and he had been shot. He called downstairs to let them know what was happening and did not even tell them that he had been shot.

At that moment, Stephen Schuck from engineering came up, and Campos told him to take cover. Saving his life. That was not the only life he directly saved that day, he also saved a female guest’s life who was coming out of her room. He told her to go back inside and she did. Then there are all the lives below, who were saved because he called in the shooting, stopping the f*cker earlier than he anticipated.

When Ellen offered the two men money, they refused it. Instead, she gave them tickets to their favorite sports teams and Shutterfly donated $25,000 in their names to GoFundMe page set up for the victims of that horrific night.

All of that makes him Campos a hero. But what sets him apart from a lot of other heroes, is just how humble he is. He did let them initially know that he was shot so that can work faster to get the shooter. Even though he was bleeding, he did not go to the hospital, so that he could help law enforcement. He did not take money that was offered to him. And most importantly, he does not comprehend all that he did that night and that he saved countless lives. He is not asking for credit, he just wants to be left alone to get over it. That is something we will grant him, but we will also never forget that this the face of a true hero. We need more people like him and we are glad that he was there night and will continue to be there for the rest of his life.

Thank you Jesus Campos. Thank you!


This liveshot captures the spirit and love of Houston!
August 31st, 2017 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

KABC’s Elex Michaelson was sent from Los Angeles to Houston to cover the horrible flooding they are having there from Hurricane Harvey. While doing a liveshot from a rescue boat, he met 92-year-old Shirley, who had all of her rescuers, the news station and the people in Houston, laughing when she told the reporter, “Oh, I didn’t realize (I was on TV). I would have worn my wig for the occasion.” She also flattered her Knights in Shining Armour, who carried her to their boat because she has bad knees and her son to help them flee to dry land as their community was put under a mandatory evacuation due to the rising waters.

Throughout the interview, she remained so positive even though she thought she would go down with the ship aka the house she has lived in with her son since 2000. Even though she did not want to leave, her son and her rescuers convinced her it was the right thing to do. And we are glad that they did because the other refugees are going to need her humor in the makeshift homes until they know the fate of their currents ones. Hopefully, more houses will survive than the estimates of the nearly 70,000 that are lost.

While Shirley was a big part of this interview, we also saw many other rescues going on in boats of all sizes. People, who had boats, came to the Houston area to save as many lives as possible. You can see that going on and that generosity warms my heart. Just when you think America has become a country full of hate, you see we are still full of love.

I admit it, I cried when I watched them sail down the street and all of these boats were there to help strangers. We are all good people and this liveshot proved it to me. May Gd bless all of you, and get you through this. I know he will.

As someone who lived in Miami around Andrew, I can tell you, you will rebuild. #HoustonStrong will be Houston Stronger because of it. Gd bless!


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