It has been two months since I last posted. The new Trump presidency has really got me down. The fact that my country elected the most offensive, the most frightening, person to be our president is just incomprehensible to me. I will never consider him my leader. Never. I will be watching with bated breath over the next 4 years, as I carry on with my life in as conscientious a manner as I can muster. And I will not ignore red flags when I see them. I will call them out. I'm worried about atrocities. I'm worried about cruelty. I'm worried about the destruction of our precious earth. I'm worried about things getting out of hand and nobody being able to stop it. I'm worried about white supremecy. (I'm seeing an uptick of white supremecy in the desert here. Friends of mine, with darker skin, while minding their own business, have been confronted and threatened by white guys since the election. In one case, the group of guys mentioned Trump. I'm horrified.)
It's hard not to be depressed about the future. My children's future. My grandchildren's future.
What IS heartening is that I have excellent sons, married to excellent women, and I know that they will do everything to keep themselves and their families safe from harm. They are smart and aware and will make good decisions about what to do. I think our family will be OK. It's others that I worry about. People I don't know will be treated unfairly. There are money grabbers everywhere just trying to make a fortune off our beautiful earth, at its expense. We, the people, will suffer for it. I'm for protecting the little guy. I'm for protecting the earth and our environment.
I will continue to do the things that I think are important..... helping families to be strong and healthy. That's something I can do. And I will have my eyes and ears wide open, ready to stand up to evil. I will not be quiet.