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Who is the fine gentleman  holding the flame you may ask? He is known in Greek mythology as Prometheus. As a very passionate story teller I am a sucker for a good tale to share, so here goes. The story tells how Prometheus stole fire from Zeus in order to help mankind. In short, Zeus felt some type of way about Prometheus’s disobedience and punished him in torturous fashion. Though he meant well, I always wondered why Zeus the king of gods felt that way. If you are pretty well versed in  Greek mythology you know the gods looked at humans as ants, and would not hesitate to make an example of anyone. They had no chill.  Why torture Prometheus as a result of his act of nobility when the fire could never be used against Mount Olympus?

Well that is what great stories do, they provoke thought and inner debate. Let’s think of fire for a bit. It is power in itself. Yet to the bearer of fire, it can be a tool for good. Fire can build tools and hope just as well as build weapons. Perhaps Zeus may have felt that humans could not handle such power yet. Of course to scholars and admirers of this story alike, that notion is debatable.

Yes I am using this story about fire as an analogy of power and authority that can be handed to us in life. Are we mature enough to handle that power? One bit of fire igniting on the wrong material with nothing to control it is a very dangerous thing. So power in the hands of people who can’t keep their egos in check is like a fiery torch on an unsupervised haystack.

My faith in God has taught me two things. If any promotion, bit of authority, or material gain is handed to me I should always think of how I affect others with it…Secondly that flame handed to me by Him signifies I am ready, and should never operate in fear. We at times have to remember the flame placed in our hands was earned by getting scorched by the fires of life’s worries and challenges. Ironically, He uses that fire to shape our character, to have a respect for what fire can do so we won’t destroy others or ourselves with it. When power is given, do good with it. Fire does not make gold…It makes gold better. Use the flame responsibly and be the ‘fire starter’ you are called to be to serve others… Prometheus would be proud.

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Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, and his two business partners plan to open a 40-acre marijuana ranch 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park. According to mirror.com Tyson Ranch will allow growers to cultivate their crop and there will also be a cultivation school to help growers get the most out of their strains.

The operating company, Tyson Holistic, will employ mainly veterans and bring much needed jobs to the city it’s in.

 

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Tyson is a long time believer in the medicinal benefits of marijuana use and with California legalizing recreational use of the plant, his plans to open the ranch are free to move full steam ahead.v

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The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

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The November 26th Baltimore Sun story about East Baltimore neighborhoods was discouraging: “Poverty Makes a Powerful Statement”. The poorest area of East Baltimore, north of Hopkins Hospital, struggles with a grim list of challenges: poverty, violence, vacant properties, liquor stores and the lowest life expectancy in the city.

But in four renovated and connected rowhomes on Mura Street, behind four colorful doors, daily miracles are happening. The Club at Collington Square is an afterschool and summer program, a consistent, loving, educational haven for 92 children in a very tough neighborhood.

Here, Club staff are teaching and building the leaders this neighborhood and this city need. The staff know that changing young lives changes everyone’s future.

Program Director Vanessa Williams has intentionally recruited and developed a staff of young leaders as teachers and assistants — almost 100 percent of whom live in the neighborhood The Club serves. These dedicated staff provide a highly structured program between the hours of 3:15 and 6:30 chock full of academics, enrichment, play and homework help, and provide a snack and hot dinner cooked by The Club Chef in the on-site Community Kitchen. The program emphasizes student voice and leadership with roles for older scholars to mentor and serve younger scholars, and an elected student council.

Strong City Baltimore assumed operations of The Club at Collington Square when Episcopal Community Services of Maryland sought a more sustainable future. Strong City believes deeply in The Club and in its incredible staff, who do heroic work every day with some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

Strong City assumed operations of The Club in October with a $130,000 deficit, which we have already reduced to $65,000. Your gift today will help us keep the doors open and enable the staff to be there every day with what our scholars need most: love, nourishment, academics and enrichment. It’s easy to despair when the headlines are so discouraging.

But we know that loving and investing in Baltimore’s children is the answer. Your gift will help the Club continue to build young leaders that will change Baltimore’s future.

Click here to give! Be sure to designate your gift to “The Club at Collington Square” and consider joining The Friends of The Club with a monthly gift of $100.

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