Sunday, April 2, 2017

Why I'm Absent

I'm sorry that I haven't posted recently.  I suspect that many of you may be wondering what has happened to us.  Our lives continue.  We are enjoying life as best we can.  And, we are having some fun.  But most of our recent focus has been on the current political world.  I don't want to go there in this blog.  I'm not taking a political side, because I don't believe that any one individual or political party can know what is right or the best course of action.  But I do feel a need to share that writing this current blog has become very trivial compared to how divided we seem to have become in this country.  That saddens and disturbs me greatly.

Any news that is not liked by our current administration is labeled "Fake News".  And,yes, there is a lot of "Fake News" out there.  So, how do we decide what is "Fake News"?  Is it anything we don't agree with?  Or do we need to find better ways to figure out what is fake and what is not? I don't have an answer.

Our two legislative bodies are very divided and it seems clear that members of both parties don't respect members from the other party.  What happened to being able to listen and learn from each other?  What happened to working together for the common good?

We seem to have lost so much at this time.  Our history is full of wonderful statesmen and consensus builders. But,stop and think about it ... among all of our current political leaders (over the past twenty years), who is going to stand out in history as a statesman or a consensus builder? There are a few, but too few.

How did we become so divided?  And, how do we recover?  How do we learn to talk together and respect each other?

When I can stop worrying about the world we are leaving to our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc ... I'll try to return to this blog.