Even though i had to work today, it was a good day of rememberance. Going through our small city smelling the grills and friends and families that were getting together from back yard to yard. I couldn't help but try to rememeber what the today represents. Musch more thn the start of summer, or the much needed 3 day weekend. It is time for all of us to reflect on the cost of freedom. And honor those who have paid that price for us. With that i leave you with this letter wriiten over 150 years ago to a Mrs. Bixby.
I have been shown the files of the war department. That you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless any words of mine should attempt to beguile you of the frief of a loss so overwhelming. But i can not refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of a republic they died to save.
I pray our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memeory of the loved and lost and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid such a costly sacrafice upon the alter of freedom
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged 83 after a long illness.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.
Simply the best: Tina Turner – a life in pictures
Read moreTurner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona.
After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.
In a statement on Wednesday night, her publicist Bernard Doherty said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”
Summer has started and it seems our city has quickend it's pace. Greenriver rd is almost at a standstill. Franklin Street is alive with cars. motorcycles and even 3 wheelers. Gridlock on highway 41 south across the bridge is unimaginable. But that comes with warmer weather. Or does it?
The more we stress to pay the bill get to work on time, clean the house, mow the lawn, yeah i get it. But after this week i had to stop and smell the flowers. Take in all God's beauty and majesty. And be forever grateful for what i have. The rat race can be a run around an endless pursuit of a checkard flag we may never see. It's when you stop chasing, stop running and be still with mind body and spirit are we able to see the goal and whats obtainable.
This summer take time for yourself and others. Take in attractions at Mesker Zoo, Our museum on the riverfront. The African American Museum on Lincoln Ave, and lets not forget the WW2 museum by the airport. The wetland are always serene and peaceful. The trails at burdette park, Wesselmans Nature preserve and Angel Mounds. Any of these destination you can do with a friend or even by yourself. And maybe convince you to walk to the finsh line......a winner
Right now as i type this blog. Scientist want AI's to learn as humans do. What is AI ? Well i'm glad you asked. In short artificial intelgence is the simulation of human intelegence processes by machines,especially computer systems, this according to tech target. And you may see examples of AI or hear of them in certain areas of everyday of life. The automated system response you get when calling for phone support, resturants, in music and now even your local broadcast on radio and tv. AI's are seemingly the wave of the future. I'm sure you have seen videos of robots walking running playing basketball and other active endevors. I've even seen a few as military combat robots and police. And of course things such as the Tesla where cars can drive themselves, led to dominoes using AI to deliver food. With all these AI's around, where does that leave humans. Exactly where we are now. The human element can never be total wiped from existence because of our unpredictability. A simple conversation a song or thought even an accident can lead to creation and idealology that cannot be replaced by any other species on the planet. As arrogant as that may sound, i mean that in the humblest of ways. It is far from arrogant to know your place when it comes to the conservation or destruction of this earth. Of course the concept of an AI becomming self aware may seem frightning. I too am cautious of how much data should be given to something with absolutly no feelings. A mistake by a human can be a learning experience that a person or multiple people can draw upon. Steps are made individually to avoid making the same mistake twice, and that knowlege is passed on between individuals as they grow. However how many times will an AI make the same mistake not knowing it's even a mistake, because all that have go on is the last data input recieved from another computer. And if that mistake injures someone, there will be no remorse no apolgy and way for reprocussions to an AI as even it being decommisioned will mean nothing to a microwave. Yes AI is a gigantic leap forward toward a better future. A future of a life simplified.....not nullified....by AI
Easter always brings to mind my dad. A southern baptist minister in newburgh indiana with a noticable southern style to his sermons. It was truly "old time religion" Fire and brimstone preachings that would induce your heat and sould to rejoice. So where did that go? What happened to the "tell it as it is" preaching. In no uncertain terms my father would tell his congregations that we are all sinners....and the wages of sin is death! You would think my childhood would be tainted. But he also let us know of the blessing and ultimate sacrafice that jesus took. Actually looking unto father god and saying "father i know jones capone isn't going to do deeds good enough to get in to heaven, so i'll die for him so he can inherit eternal life. It's scary at times to think of your own mortality. When or how it will happen. And humanity's constant efforts to avoid it. Our chase for the finer things in life and abundance of wealth and the material seem never ending. It would be nice to return to simpler things. And one of them being Jesus loves me. Jesus loved me enough to die for me. So that not even death could keep it's hold on my soul. This year i hope you take time to look past the easter bunny and easter egg hunts if even just for a moment. And give thanks to someone that love you. On heaven and earth.
Mixmaster Jones Capone is the Operations Manager of Power 99