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The following story in the New York Times really has nothing to do with the digital world, art, or travel. It’s more about our age group and life in general.
We never know what to expect. I’m not complaining, but the highs and lows of the world we live in has me exasperated and very emotional. I’m not going to get into the insane challenges I’m dealing with on the job. That is to be expected. It’s the other stuff that gets to me. The shootings, the bullying, the insults, and the beatings, are just so aggravating. I pray for peace all the time.
I guess I was in a funky mood when I read the love story this morning. It was most unusual. I immediately wanted to share it with you because it’s about love, marriage, compromises and end of life decisions. I found it to be very real and very insightful. Not every family is the same, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate each other.
Click here for a good laugh, and for a good cry.
I’m not so sure I will ever use the app that I am about to describe to you. It allows you to eavesdrop on your pilot talking to air traffic control. I’m just too scared to listen.
Many years ago, I was on a flight that allowed you to listen to the pilot through the airplane’s audio system. I heard the pilot tell an air traffic controller that he didn’t want to land the plane because he didn’t like the air currents.
The air traffic controller told my pilot that a small air craft just safely landed. My pilot still didn’t want to land the plane. He said he wanted to circle once again. I started to freak. What was wrong with this guy? I thought he was having a nervous breakdown and would never land the plane.
Next time around, he decided it was safe. We finally landed. I swore I would never listen in again. I later learned that a pilot has the last word on when, he or she, thinks it’s safe enough to land an aircraft. If the pilot doesn’t feel it’s safe, other options are considered. If you are not a chicken, you can learn a lot by listening in. Read all about it in Thrillest.com., a multi-series reference guide. Click below.
This YouTube video is just a day old and five million people have already viewed it. You must stop what you are doing, and watch it too. It will make you laugh and cry. The combination of Paul McCartney with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke is just perfect.
I think the reason why this video is such big news is because Paul gave James a tour of his hometown in Liverpool. Once the word got out that Paul was visiting his old neighborhood, everyone on the street where he lived, and the streets in the surrounding areas, came out to see one of the greatest entertainers in the world.
James was so overwhelmed by the experience, he started to cry when he and Paul were driving from location to location. I will never forget Paul’s reaction. He turned to James and said, “The power of music.”
Paul made reference to the fact that music is what brings people together. “And the world needs that now more than ever.” When Paul said that I started to tear up. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was more love in the world?