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If We Believe That Children Are Our Future, We Had Better Listen to Them About Climate Change

About thirty years ago, the late Whitney Houston released one of her many iconic songs. It was called the Greatest Love of All. The song opened with the following lyric:

“I believe the children are our future/Teach them well and let them lead the way”

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of students marched out of school around the world to protest climate change and make the adults, especially those in the halls of power, pay attention. In New York City, sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the crowd in Foley Square, many of whom are students from the New York City area.

We have to listen to these kids. One day, they will be the adults who will run this world. I firmly believe that if we do not change our ways, our children and grandchildren will inherit a planet that will one day be uninhabitable.

I understand that there are many who are worried that our economy will suffer under the weight of government regulations. However, if it gets to the point in which Earth cannot support life, then the conversation about jobs becomes unnecessary.

We need to consider the future. That consideration includes the future of our planet and the generations that will one day live on this planet when we are long gone. I fear that if we do not reverse climate change while we can, then we have doomed our future before we had to chance to experience it.

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Thoughts On The 25th Anniversary Of The Bodyguard

Saturday will be the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

Rachel Marron (the late Whitney Houston) is a pop singer who is being stalked and harassed. Her management team hires Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), a former secret service agent to protect her. While Frank’s past haunts him, he insists on security measures that don’t sit well with Rachel and her entourage.  Then things take a turn when Rachel and Frank’s relationship becomes more than star and bodyguard and the stalker gets a little too close for comfort.

This movie is nothing if a modern classic. Not only for the soundtrack and the immortal song “I Will Always Love You”, but for the story of a relationship, both personal and professional that changes the lives of both main characters.

Did anyone else see the American Music Awards last night? Christina Aguilera was beautiful.

Here is to the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard. May future generations of film and music fans come to know and love this film as we have.

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