STOP IT!!!

To whom this may concern,

Stop pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated!  We already deal with and suffer through enough divisiveness in this country and around the world.  And now, this?!!!!

Let’s be clear, the vaccinated nor the unvaccinated did not cause Covid 19.  It appears that the overall missteps or erroneous handling of protocols and mitigations to protect Americans is the real reason the Coronavirus is still being reckoned with.  Also, according to the CDC, the coronavirus has mutated thereby creating other variants that natural immunity or current vaccines may not be able to fight against.  Speaking of which, remember that before the mass vaccinations, natural/herd immunity had already kicked in and begun to improve things.  Clearly the vaccines accelerated immunity against Covid 19 also causing the number of infections and deaths to drop significantly.  However, remember that we were all still mandated to wear masks in public and private places/spaces.  Once the mask mandates were lifted in June/July (for the vaccinated only and while the number of variant cases were increasing), the overall number of cases and deaths, once again, began to slowly increase. 

We’ve just heard the news reports that the vaccinated are being infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to the unmasked vaccinated and unvaccinated.  The CDC reports that this Delta variant comes from India.  The Alpha variant comes from the United Kingdom.  The Beta variant comes from South Africa.  The Gamma variant comes from Japan and Brazil.  Are travel restrictions to and from these countries in place?  Should we have been so quick to lift mask mandates? 

Listen friends, there are so many variables at play here.  When it comes to defeating this virus, nothing is foolproof.  And, keep in mind that every American has the right to choose not to vaccinate.  No one should be pointing fingers at the unvaccinated or the vaccinated.  So, again, STOP IT!  Good news—between the vaccinated and herd immunity, at least 80% of Americans are somewhat safe.  However, we should all continue to wear masks until “they” completely figure this thing out. 

Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name. Amen.  And, so it is.

The July summer show special will be dropping soon.  For the latest broadcast go to  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

The Rhythm of Regrouping

Hello Friends!  How are you doing? Have you taken some time to regroup yet?  As I stated in the last couple of blogs, I am.  In fact, I’ve been so focused on regrouping that I’ve had to delay this month’s summer special video drop.  It’s coming, I promise!  Now back to this regrouping journey.

My focus so far has been on clearing my mind and surrounding.  You know, getting my thoughts, ideas, and environment more organized but mainly, the latter.  Those of you who’ve been with me for the last decade or so know that I’ve been on a journey to rid myself of unnecessary material clutter that dates back 40 years!!!  I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder but borderline; and in my defense, now limited to just two rooms.  You all, I have been purging or attempting to purge souvenirs, memorabilia, gifts, books, pictures, old computers, clothing, stuff, and on and on.  I must say over the years, I’ve made tremendous progress and can honestly say that I’m on the last leg of this clutter-free journey.  In fact, over the past couple of years, I have even refused to buy new “things” that would add to the clutter.

Well now that one of the two rooms is pretty much clutter-free, I’ve put my decorating hat on and immersed myself in that creative energy so much so that as I mentioned above, I decided to delay the next show so that I can get the one room completely done!  Friends, the bonus is that my mind is becoming more clearer in the process of “regrouping” as well.  I’ve gotten in to the rhythm of it all.

Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The July summer show special will be dropping soon.  The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Regroup with a Clear Mind!

Friends, what’s happening?  Are you luxuriating in good scaturience this week?  In some ways, I am.  For those who are not keeping up with the weekly blogs, read last week’s blog to find out what’s significant about the word, scaturient.

So, as I continue to “regroup” this summer, I am realizing that to truly regroup, you must clear the mind.  Kick out worry, fear, deadlines, negative thoughts, etc.  Yes, sometimes we have so much going on in our lives that our mind can be all over the place.  However, we must get and stay focused on each individual issue, task, moment, so that we can have a clear mind.  Re-prioritize, re-evaluate, decide, and always think positive.  Also, it helps to clear clutter from your living and working environments.  You know, get organized.

My friends once we get our minds clear, the journey to “regroup” will be easy.  Well, that’s it.  Until next week, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The next summer special will be dropped next week.  The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Time to Regroup

Hey there my friends.  I hope that you are having a mirific week because I am to some degree.  I mean my emotions have been all over the place in the last week or so and especially yesterday.  Happy 80th Birthday and continue to rest in Heavenly Peace and Power mama.

Well, I don’t know about you all but for me, I believe it is now time to regroup.  Yes, it’s time to recollect my thoughts, reset goals, and overall refocus.  And, listen, while I am doing that, I am also going to slow down a minute so that I can notice the butterflies and flowers.  You know, actually see all of life’s goodness and beauty! Look around to see what I’ve been missing or overlooking due to my work and busi-ness.  You know what I mean!!! 

Oh, before I go, let me take this time to introduce the word for the month of July.  Drumroll please!  It is scaturient.  Scaturient means overflowing with abundance or available in a large quantity.  Hmm. Life, Love, Laughter comes to mind. As you know, I normally announce the new word for the month during the show. However, because we are only producing summer specials in this month and in August, I thought I’d get it to you before the broadcast of the next summer special.

My friends join me as I regroup; and as we do so, I wish you a month, summer, year, and life that’s scaturient.  As always, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and continue to wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The latest shows are posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

DuSable Lake Shore Drive!

Friends, this past week has been like a whirlwind!  Whew! I almost forgot about getting this new blog posted.  Well, in case you haven’t heard yet, Chicago’s Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s compromise offer to rename Lake Shore Drive to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive.  Here’s the details…

On Friday, June 25th, 2021, the Chicago City Council approved the renaming of Lake Shore Drive to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive (JBPDLSD). The historic vote is the culmination of the efforts of many going back more than 200 years.  In more recent times, those who have pushed to honor DuSable with a roadway include Chicago’s first black mayor, the late Harold Washington; current Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle; founder of DuSable Museum, the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs; the late Lerone Bennett, longtime editor of the iconic Ebony Magazine; and others.  However, it was Alderman David Moore who picked up the mantle for DuSable in 2019 and began the work of recruiting support for the renaming of LSD to DuSable Drive.  Alderwoman Sophia King quickly supported the ordinance as a co-sponsor and several other Alderpersons joined in support. 

By May of 2020, Alderman Moore gained the support of the Black Heroes Matter Coalition whose founders are Mr. Ephraim Martin and his wife, the Honorable Justice Shelvin L.M. Hall.  As a result, the leaders of the Black Heroes Matter Coalition and other key players in this effort began their campaign to make Alderpersons Moore and King’s ordinance a reality by rallying downtown Chicago on July 4th of 2020 to raise awareness of DuSable and the proposed ordinance to rename Lake Shore Drive to DuSable Drive.  Some nine months later after many meetings, much work, and prayer, the Transportation Committee under the leadership of Alderman Howard Brookins finally passed the historic ordinance on April 29, 2021 only to have the vote strategically delayed by the Mayor during the full city council meeting on May 26th, 2021. 

Finally, after more heated debates and negotiations, Mayor Lightfoot’s compromise proposal to rename outer Lake Shore Drive to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive was accepted by Alderpersons Moore and King and the Black Heroes Matter Coalition.  The historic vote of approval followed on Friday, June 25th, 2021.

Friends, we are so excited!  This is an honor to Chicago’s founding Father that is long over due.  There will be a celebration downtown Chicago in Grant Park at Jackson and Columbus Drive.  Go to https://www.eventbrite.com and search DuSable Lake Shore Drive for registration and details. 

Have a wonderful weekend.  And as always, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

The latest broadcast is posted on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn