What am I doing here?

Leslie Feldman, Good News Publisher

What am I doing here? I find myself way over my head as I’m reminded with more frequency that there are cultural differences in our worldview and to stay in my own lane.

So I try to limit my pontification, but that’s not easy for someone like me.

I’m reminded that my mind easily wanders in and out of song lyrics perhaps to detach myself that I’m not alone in my craziness of thought, even for a moment? That’s life. Humm…. “That’s life”


“That’s what all the people say

You’re riding high in April, shot down in May

But I know I’m gonna change that tune

When I’m back on top, back on top in June…..

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet

A pawn and a king

I’ve been up and down and over and out

And I know one thing

Each time I find myself

Flat on my face

I pick myself up and get

Back in the race….”

Life happens here

See what I mean? That stuff just happens, and even more than I like to admit.

But, we’ve got a job to do. We must be vigilant if we want to keep and maintain our Freedoms, our hopes, our dreams, so when I suggest I have to “stay in my lane” perhaps I should just bow to my cultural difference of being raised Jewish, and a common characteristic is answering a question with a question. For example – Mister: “how do you feel?” Me: “how should I feel?”

Picture for a moment complacency. Are we complacent or lazy? That may be a distinction without a difference. Or is it? Some people may say “complacent” could be happiness or satisfaction; other people could interpret “complacency” as settling and compromising.

But are we self-aware or even aware?


1 Peter 5:8 says to “be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.” While we don’t need to walk around in fear of the enemy, we should be mindful of his mission and his methods.


Our freedoms are being challenged oh, so slowly, and as there are people who say, “what’s the big deal, it’s only….” And that’s exactly how it works. Yes, we need rules, laws if you will, but we have fundamental rights, and that’s what separates and makes America wonderfully different. But those rights of dissent are being stripped away little by little “for the good of the people” but which people?

When you start to limit the size of the crowd, the places the crowd can congregate and which people can congregate, something is not right, and we must ask why? What’s the real reason? See, that’s my process: a question answered by another question, and that’s my lane.


– Les

For more on Les Feldman, visit https://www.goodnewsfl.org/staff/leslie-j-feldman/

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