Retired Secret Service Agent Jackson Pennington plays Lester Young at Marc Stucki’s Steak-Seafood & Jazz fine dining restaurant in Santa Barbara, California in “Vancouver Secrets” debuting in February 2020.
When not jamming with a quartet at Stucki’s Pennington is investigating money laundering in British Columbia and California with his fellow “J” Team Investigators.
Read more of Jackson Pennington’s remarkable saxophone talent in “Barkley Sound Secrets”.
You may recognize friends or relatives portraying themselves in this thriller of British Columbia’s cocaine entrepreneurships.
In this album, Lester is jamming with Montreal’s jazz king Oscar Peterson.
The strong woman knows when to push her luck and when to fold. She knows that life requires us to push ourselves if we want to grow and learn; staying stuck in fear will only breed complacency. She takes risks in order to become better-rounded and test her limitations. This woman knows that a lot of our boundaries can be crossed if we jump the mental hurdles first.
As kids, we believe we can do anything because our parents and teachers tell us we can. We don’t have any fear because the world’s programming hasn’t affected us yet. If we fall down and get hurt as a child, we don’t fixate on the event and allow it to grow into a fear. We simply face our fear over and over until we have learned to master it. Kids remain in the present moment because they have open minds. They want to absorb everything life can teach them.
Are we masochists?
Do we gain pleasure from the pain and humiliation from sadists?
Of course not.
Why then do we engage in social media discussions with those whose pleasure is derived from hurting others?
Why not just block them and move on with our lives?
We will never convince them the morality of equal pay, of racial equality/justice, or the world benefits of the Olympics or the joy of extending a helping hand to others.
“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Rebecca Johnson, a law professor at the University of Victoria, says body language isn’t a legal dealbreaker, as evidenced by the 1992 Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Ewanchuk, which upheld that there was no defence of ‘implied consent’ in a sexual assault trial.
Johnson said Ashley’s case fits with conventions of filtering out and discounting survivors’ experiences. It’s not just an issue at the policing level, she notes. Sexual assault cases face a lineup of gatekeepers including police, lawyers, judges and society in general.
“The shame and blame that people experience having to speak about an experience where you’ve been violated is really challenging to do. Going to police and having to recount the details of that trauma can be completely overwhelming. If the officer involved is not treating the survivor with the respect and dignity that they deserve, it’s even more challenging to go through that process.”
Far too much emphasis has been placed in Canada on the actions of a Minneapolis police officer. America’s problems are their problems, not ours.
Canada is not perfect but Canadian officers ARE NOT HIM.
I’m a Police officer. I’m not Chauvin.
I’m a mom. I’m not him. I’m a wife. I’m not him. I’m a daughter, sister, cousin, friend. I’m not him. I’M NOT HIM.
His actions don’t represent me, or how I am as a Police officer. Before you think that all cops are racist and evil, think about this for a second.
You’re friends with me. you’ve laughed with me, hugged me, cried with me, shared stories with me, come to me for advice. I’ve listened to you vent. I’ve seen you at your best and worst. I’ve celebrated life’s little moments with you!
When I put on my uniform and go to work, that Jamie doesn’t go way. If you feel for one second I’m racist cop delete me, don’t ever speak to me again. If you know I’m not racist, then please know that not all cops are racist, and use excessive force.
What happened to Floyd was not a cop doing his job, that was a cop who doesn’t have compassion about his job or the people in his community.
White, Yellow, Orange and Red.
This condition applies when you are by yourself, possibly in the bathtub with a glass of chardonnay. You know your windows and doors are locked and you have zero responsibilities at the moment.
Yes, very few women have this pleasure which is the point. You need to be aware of your surroundings 100% of the time.
Tessa was eight and Scott was 10. They overcame numerous obstacles during their twenty-one year career which culminated with the Gold Medal for Ice Dancing in 2010 in Vancouver. two Silver Medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and two Gold Medals at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018.
They had the support of family, financially and emotionally but while training, they were on their own, drawing strength and motivation from each other.
Sexual assault survivors can gain similar inspiration from other women
“or those trapped inside with an abusive partner, this strange new reality can bring with it the added horror of an uptick in abuse and a partner who may be purposefully misleading them to think help is no longer available. The reality is that the shelters we’ve heard from are all operating as normal, highly aware of the importance of keeping services accessible.
“It seems most everything is closing down because of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, now considered a global pandemic. Schools, restaurants and other retail and service industries are temporarily suspending business to help curb the spread following the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing, advising any events with over 50 people be cancelled for the next eight weeks. Individuals are urged to stay at home as much as possible—work from home, order-in groceries, cancel nonessential doctor’s appointments and elective surgeries—basically, self-quarantine.”
Might a friend or relative be in danger living with an abuser during these stressful times coping with the coronavirus?
This might be the time to rally her friends to come to her aid, provide her shelter and safety when government help is unavailable.
Domestic Shelters is available 24/7 to offer assistance in Canada and the United States.
The Danger of Being Quarantined with an Abuser
“It seems most everything is closing down because of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, now considered a global pandemic. Schools, restaurants and other retail and service industries are temporarily suspending business to help curb the spread following the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing, advising any events with over 50 people be cancelled for the next eight weeks. Individuals are urged to stay at home as much as possible—work from home, order-in groceries, cancel nonessential doctor’s appointments and elective surgeries—basically, self-quarantine.
“I’m a heinous asshole. I’m a bit of a bastard. I should never have done it. I walked up to that window, I said, ‘It’s got to happen,'” Finn said. “I was going to shoot myself, do her and do myself at the same time.”
Read how it happened, the warning signs which were ignored and what society can do to stem the tide of rising domestic violence.