Thursday, December 31, 2009
2009-A Thug Rock Review
In these last few hours of this decade, I've reflected on where I am, where I've been, the people I've come across, and some of the things that have happened. I gotta say, 2009 was like no other year in this decade. Was it the most eventful, maybe. 2001 might have something to say about that. 9/11 makes a pretty convincing case with that event alone, plus the tragic loss of Aaliyah.
But, let's take a quick look at the past year.
The first black President Of The United States was inaugurated. Barack Obama deservedly accomplished something that most of us thought we'd never see in our lifetimes. Never had there been so much emotion behind a politician or election. President Obama represents hope for this country. Not just African-Americans, but the country as a whole. Give him time. The U.S. didn't get fucked up in a single term. It took Baby Bush 8 years to do that. It's only fair we give our President at least one term to turn it around.
Sports was more exciting than in recent years. The Pittsburgh Steelers won an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl championship. (I need my Eagles to get one before I die) The Los Angeles Lakers returned to glory, winning their 15th NBA World Championship. They need one more to tie the Boston Celtics for the most. They may just get it, this year. Also returning to their rightful place as a dynasty, was the New York Yankees. They dispatched my Phillies to win their 27th World Series, by far the most in baseball. Can't wait to see who gets crowned, this year.
We lost many celebrities in 2009. Least of which was The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. This writer was inspired to write an emotional tribute, which can still be found in this blog's archives. "Requiem For A Fallen King" is available for your review. However, please don't forget the men and women of our Armed Forces, that lost their lives defending ours. As a former member of the military, this subject is close to me.
Personally, it was a busy year for me, as well. Personal highs and lows, as well as professional. We all had them, I'm pretty sure. Hopefully, there will more highs for all of us in the coming 365 days. Blessings to all. Much love to those who follow me on Twitter, and who follow this blog. I am eternally grateful for your support in everything I've tried to do. Blessings to all for 2009 and beyond...