All over the news lately has been the George Floyd protest riots. You can't escape it. Turn on the radio, there's some update. Radio foodie show, changed in format to cover it with the "reporter in the streets" segments and interviews.
Now, I don't get much into some topics. Race, no, politics, nuh-uh. Do I want to jamb by religious beliefs down your throat? No. I'd rather that you believe as I do, but God calls you to that, I am only support staff, if you will. Ha, and I'm not very good at that, either.
On the other hand, I am a living, breathing person who happens to know a lot of people of every persuasion, color, ethnicity, religious belief. What I can say is, you be you, and I'll be me. Yet, on this topic, with the protest riots in motion, I must stop and think about what it all means, Maybe you can too?
I'm a little late in getting the article on Memorial Day Sales vs. Meaning written, and up onto the website. Sorry.
I had planned other articles, then a Facebook post I saw sort of changed my direction. This was a person thanking a veteran for their service. Face Palm! And the veteran, like every year, thanks them back, then posts a selfie, in uniform. This always makes my head explode. It makes me yearn to leave this planet. Then, of course, are the folks who think nothing more of this day of honor as mattress sales, grilling, the start of summer, a three day weekend, ad nauseam. (For the chemically dependent in Hemet, ad nauseam means "something that has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome," not some new cocktail)
Hello all! I'm Mayor Bucky from SimCity BuildIt. My city is named Ghipaland. You can call me Buck the Builder, Bucky, or heck even just plain ol' Buck.
In this article I hope to help guide some of the newer players away from things that harm them, or are unproductive. And you veterans will likely nod and smile, and maybe have input to share. I'm not going to dig deep into any one aspect, maybe that comes later. This article is more a general overview of the game. There are a lot of "nuts and bolts" articles on Reddit, by the way,
My SimCity BuildIt City Name
Ghipaland isn't some weird foreign language thing. It's not English either. Nor is it a really a real word. Yet, it is. Ghipa is what my granddaughter started calling me when she was just a little bitty thing. And the name stuck.
As a blogger, albeit part time, I am acutely aware that many of you are looking for information on Coronavirus and how it effects humans. Based on the title, if you're here, you may feel misled. However, this article is more on how Covid19 has effected us beyond the pandemic itself. I'm more interested in, as a society, how it affects us all as a whole. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts here! As the cheesy commercials say, "We're all in this together!"
Before I get going on this, I want to thank all of the long time readers of my articles. I have been way too busy with my day job to sit down and scribble out an article, let alone the 150+/- articles that I ought to have written in the last eight months or so. I also re-discovered love of SimCity Built It (article hopefully coming soon) in which I partake in my off-time. So, well, writing has been low on my list of things to do. There, I said it. Besides, I'm not much of a writer anyway. The number of times my articles have been read, and what some people tell me begs to differ, but all I can say is, there are meds for that, people. Y'all are cray cray. Yet, this morning, I'm sitting here remembering all the stuff I have dealt with these past few weeks and I figure, what the heck! Let's embark on a written journey. Or fiasco. Whatever.