I haven’t had time to write lately, but I should be back soon. In the meantime, here is a short video I created about one of my favorite airplanes.
Lots of people have been feeling down lately. Maybe their team lost a big game in a stunning upset, or the news coming out of DC has got them down. Instead of the regular blog post, this week I offer you a short video that I hope will make you smile and forget your troubles for a moment. I invite you to take a walk in the woods with my dog, Banjo. In his world, there is nothing better than a walk in the forest on a sunny day.
Starting at the Florida State University Alumni Center and heading into the heart of downtown Tallahassee, David discusses the Tallahassee Rotary Club and the important work the club is doing such as eradicating polio and providing fresh water to communities in Mexico and India.
Join David as he rides through the Tallahassee Mall and examines the renewal efforts. Will the new construction and design changes be enough to breath new life into the mall?
The struggle for equal rights and desegregation in Tallahassee is seldom discussed. David discusses the history behind the C.K. Steele Plaza and the Tallahassee Bus Boycott. He also discusses how things may not have really changed so much and how the city has recently harassed young Black men for riding the bus.
A weekend ride through Tallahassee to the All Saints Theater, located in an old train station, where the Tallahassee Film Society shows great films that often miss the regular theaters. While riding, David shares some of his favorite films that most people have never heard of.
Is putting a child in adult prison for life without parole ever justice? How should we respond when a child commits a serious crime? Why does the United States refuse to sign onto International Treaty regarding the rights of children? Why are children in the State of Florida more likely to end-up in Adult prison than anywhere else in the developed world? In this episode Abrams considers these and other issues as he rides back to his office from lunch on a beautiful Tallahassee Spring day.
For more information about the Adderly case, see my friend, Michael Abrams’s story on the case in the Tallahassee News.