I don’t understand….

I don’t watch much television but when David gets home from work he does like to catch up on the news. I enjoy hearing the daily updates, although not the daily death tolls of COVID.

I keep seeing the commercial with Simone Biles for Uber Eats.

I did a little looking into the meaning of this commercial, beyond Uber Eats. I was pretty surprised at the responses I read….

This is one: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/one-million-moms-criticizes-uber-eats-ads-simone-biles-jonathan-van-ness/

Here is another: https://www.insider.com/simone-biles-jonathan-van-ness-uber-eats-ad-christian-group-2020-11

And another: https://dlisted.com/2020/11/05/simone-biles-defends-her-ubereats-ad-with-jonathan-van-ness-against-one-million-moms-homophobic-petition/

My opinion: I think it is a little weird but totally harmless. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. If it offends you remember commercials are made for millions of viewers not just you. If people are afraid that seeing such a commercial will “make” their loved ones become someone who is transgender, gay, gender-neutral, or anything other than heterosexual, let it be known there are many more influences in life, much stronger than a silly commercial for take-out food.

***disclaimer: this post and/or my opinion are not meant to criticize or upset any person at all…I apologize if it has upset you.

Beginnings and Endings

For d’verse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/12/17/mtb-endings-beginnings/

Christmas Tree

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yore 

When dreams still came true 

And wishes were healing. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of yesteryear 

When giggles were constant 

And dreams still came true. 

As I stand before the tree 

I remember the days of the past 

When dreams felt like hope 

And smiles were acts of kindness.  

Today I stand before the tree 

And remember what I’ve been given 

And how thankful I am  

To be alive.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Crazy Boats!

I was just reading about tug boats on Tugster’s site (https://tugster.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/random-tugs-319/) which got me talking about a website David showed to me the other day about how many boats are in our world’s oceans. This is crazy!

Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist

Map: Visualizing Every Ship at Sea in Real-Time