On June 28, 1969 members of the LGBTQ community rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. This riot and further protesters the following nights were the watershed moment into the modern LGBTQ rights movement and the impetus for what is now commonly known as PRIDE month.
The older I get the more time I spend trying to remember. Where did I put my keys? Where is my phone - I just had it. If I were to add up the amount of time I spend trying to remember the trivial I may very well come to realize where all my time goes. Yet there is something much more powerful in pausing to remember far beyond the trivial. As we lose members of the greatest generation we need to reinstate the importance of Memorial Day as a day for remembrance.
May 26, 2019, will be the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 where the greatest drivers in racing will compete in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” All the racers and their teams have but one goal in mind that is to not only complete the 200 laps around the 2.5-mile track but to take home the Borg-Warner Prize. For over 100 years the basics of the Indy 500 have not changed much. Drivers go round and around through the 4 turns until they get the signal that the race is over. They take pitstops to gas up, change the tires and ensure they will have what they need to finish the race.
For many at the Garden Mother’s Day is a beautiful time to remember and celebrate the amazing women who have given us life and raised us. It is also a time to celebrate those women who have committed to love all children ensuring we have a world where all children know love. Yet we also recognize that this day which brings joy for many will also bring pain and loss for others.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla fought on May 5, 1862. This was a big deal because it appeared that Mexico didn’t have a chance, they were outmanned, outgunned and the chances of victory were slim to nothing. But alas the small town army overcame the odds to defeat the French forces.