As the minutes tick by during this, the last day of 2017, I would like to thank each and every one of my more than twelve hundred followers for being here and for standing by me through the years. My interactions with you have been pleasurable, enlightening and fun. I promise to get better about creating regular updates in the new year.
One of the most heartening things about 2017 has been the uprising of the resistance against the current presidential administration. Seeing the millions of people across the country who have stood up against tyranny, lies, racism, bigotry, sexism, assault, other violence and injustice has been heart-warming. In addition to all of my followers here, I now have more than 11 THOUSAND followers on Twitter, the majority of which consists of resistance members who are fighting for health care, an end to bigotry and racism, policies that will help assure we have clean air and water, and against the treasonous trump at every turn. The strength and determination of these people is awe-inspiring. It is a good thing, and it helps me sleep at night, knowing that there are still people around who are fighting the good fight.
At this point in time, trump’s current demographic consists only of 32% primarily uneducated rednecks with no real understanding of research, fact-checking or the truth. This is the lowest rating of any president in the history of America. Even as he has taken away their healthcare, is screwing with medicare and social security, they cheer him on. Even though the tax cuts for the middle class that he just implemented will result in even HIGHER taxes in a few years, they cheer him on. Even though he lied about virtually everything that was in that tax bill, they cheer him on to their own detriment. Even though he tries to take credit for things that he didn’t do…even though he lies every single day….they cheer him on….because that’s what ignorance does. Sad.
In happier news, and on a personal note, I am at a very good place in my life right now. I’m working hard, accomplishing a lot, still in love and have plenty to smile about. We had a fabulous Christmas. John gave me a wonderful coastal vacation, which we will be taking in February, and I’m really looking forward to that.
Tonight will be the first time in years that John and I haven’t gone out to celebrate New Years, but we are looking forward to Ingrid’s spending the night with us. I am cooking a Mexican feast, and John will be breaking open a VERY nice bottle of bubbly. Anticipating a great time. We will be joining friends tomorrow on New Year’s Day, for brunch and fellowship.
On a final note, and I probably shouldn’t be writing this, but I am sending special prayers, love and healing energy to a close friend who is struggling right now…but not for long. There is light at the end of even the darkest tunnel. I love you, man.
Wishing each and every person reading this a special Happy New Year! May you enjoy good health, happiness and love every single day.