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Lisa is a wonderfully sensitive, compassionate person, don’t you think?

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blog pic1-1Walk through most any major city and you’ll inevitably find homeless people propped up against building walls or huddled near church fronts. In my own city, I see people standing on the side of the road begging for money, some holding signs, some standing stoically, some standing dazed. Some pace between cars, agitated it seems, by the noise, the traffic, or maybe it’s just the sheer frustration of their plight.

When I see homeless people standing at traffic lights I do what I imagine most people do. I start squirming. Then the questions begin. Should I stop and give the person money? Should I avert my eyes and pretend I don’t notice him?

Why is he standing on the  side of the road? Where is his family? What got him to this place, this street corner, this intersection of hopelessness and despair?

Why isn’t he working? Is he healthy? He looks…

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My thoughts and research on whether city living drives us mad….

I know it’s been quite a while since I wrote anything here. I’ve moved to southern Colorado and now we’re building a solar home up in the foothills!  But something’s never change and this is the perfect summary for me and my life still:

Limited time left on earth

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character.   — Buddha

I just had to add my 2 cents on the gay marriage debate! 

There are some thing better left unsaid, but you can bet your sweet ass I am gonna say them anyway!”

Loving the novel The Paris Wife lately!

Here are my thoughts on love and betrayal!

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, a political reporter summarized for me exactly what is so confusing about politics in American today.  He used the example of our present health insurance-based system versus health care under the President’s new, and as yet untried Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. 

He said opponents of the new system call it socialized medicine, but in fact, that is what we have now.  Most of us have health insurance, and we pay for everyone else who comes into the emergency room without coverage.  How unfair!

Under the new plan, everyone is required to pay as much as they can to maintain coverage for themselves, spreading the costs across the entire nation, not just those who feel responsible for their own health and choose to pay.

It has always seemed to me that the Republicans would get behind this program, because it rewards taking personal responsibility for your own health.

Our system is full of misunderstandings like this.  What a struggle to even begin to understand it all!

I just viewed an incredibly excellent and inspirational speaker on the future of America.

Van Jones speaks for those of us who consider ourselves deep patriots; those who stand for Liberty and Justice for ALL, not just the rich, the poor or those in between!   He represents a movement where we must all find the courage to protect our government from global corporate control.

Van is a representative of the “Rebuild the Dream Movement.”