When I created this blog 18 months ago, my aim was to share my love of books as well as share positive side stories from my daily life. Please know that I will in no way ever turn this into a soapbox for my political views.
However, I will not be silent on recent events….
On Saturday, I tuned into my local news channel to find out more about the severe thunderstorms we were experiencing. Instead, I found myself watching the minute by minute destruction of downtown Seattle. I spent the next several hours watching with a mix of horror, anger, sadness, and shock, not only at the devastation locally but nationwide.
I’m not an extremist. I’m not vocal with my views. But what happened to George Floyd a week ago in Minneapolis was sickening and beyond comprehension and I truly hope justice is served. I understand the anger, the rage, the sense of helplessness and I will say this now that I stand with the PEACEFUL protesters, those who are truly wanting to make changes. But the sheer numbers of those taking advantage of the situation to further their extreme agendas, as well as those just wanting to take advantage of the situation as an excuse to plunder and pillage, make me sick and do nothing to start any sort of unifying or healing. It also doesn’t help that we are a nation without a leader, at least not one with the guts to come out from behind his twitter feed to try to make positive changes….that would upset his agenda of hatred and disunity.
But I digress…….
I thank you for reading this.
Stay safe, and until next time……