Election Day

“Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Suzy Kassem

Election day is here.

Once every four years we are given a chance to participate in the election of our president. What a strange election campaign and selection of candidates it has been this year.

It does not feel we have much of a choice considering Suzy Kassem’s advice.

Not to start a diatribe here. It’s too late for that anyway.

Go out and vote using your conscience and best consideration for this planet.

May the best candidate win.

Mixed bag

A storm is brewing


Clouds over Chilkat Mountains, Alaska

“Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.”

Donald J. Trump

Unfortunately I believe Mr. Trump is right. It looks like there is only one man/woman standing between him and presidency. That alone is a dire sign of American politics. Not being satisfied with the current crop of politicians and their actions has led to this strange situation, where not being like the current establishment of party politicians appears to be sufficient to qualify as president of the United States.

Mr. Trump’s controversial remarks on aliens, Muslims, women, and the lack of specific policies have not deterred his supporters. What does that tell us?

“Make America Great Again” is the slogan of his campaign. I think America is already great, if you value things other than just money.

Maybe not just our leaders need to change, but also us, the people.

Hopefully we will end up with a candidate that genuinely cares about the well being of people more than profit, growth, and revenues. America is not a corporation. Life is not a business.