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Observations: January, 2017

With the new year comes possibility. Sure, many of us are afraid for the health of America's states. We worry about the integrity of our new administration, we worry about basic human rights, we worry that families won't be able to afford basic healthcare and that our educational systems are broken beyond repair, but 2017 could surprise us. Our mistakes and complacency and greed are being amplified, and this can teach us a lot.

We got here together, to a time of disbelief and propaganda-fueled beliefs. We need to listen to each other more than ever before, and we need to talk to each other more than ever before. Things may seem dark, but I believe real change will come from it. In the words of the late Leonard Cohen: "There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in."

In 2016, I learned:
Family is everything.Fear can either be turned into energy or it can sap energy. The weak and uninformed follow anyone who gives them a common enemy and an excuse, but th…

Observations, December: Part 15

The best way to reach out is to look within. Sounds good anyway, right? It definitely seems the basis for meditation and the theme of Westworld, so how can it not be true?

I've been taking a break from social media, specifically Facebook, to focus on a few writing projects. In a way, looking within through art. Or maybe I'm just strategizing about how to live in a less-than-ideal reality.

Whatever the answers... here are my observations from the last month:
Don't take HVAC systems for granted. Internet advertisers: Send me a coupon, get a click. Send me twelve coupons, I'll block you.Most of us are dehydrated (drink some water).Cold weather = increased coffee consumption.Basic civics, logic, and humanities curriculums need more attention in America. Too many people are under-informed and easily manipulated. Art saves. Action saves. Bitching is just bitching.There are way too many dystopic films for my comfort. (*cough* education)One can resist respectfully. Love regard…