I spent my birthday in the Pacific NW of the USA, one of the most beautiful parts of this country, IMHO. I am alone yet not alone....with technology, I stay connected with my global family and friends, whether it's through Facebook or Facetime or Whatsapp or Messenger. Birthday greetings sent my way from halfway across the country and across the world warms my heart. :)
These days, it's so easy to feel despondent over the politicking that is happening in DC. Watching the news and various commentary shows has become like watching a car crash scene....it's awful and yet I can't look away. This psychologically flawed President and his followers fill me with despair at the policies they want to implement and by their actions of trying to take away safeguards against damaging our environment, and against internet privacy, and making healthcare even more expensive and less affordable to those who can least afford it. However, I have to hope that the laws and constitution of this great country will hold up against these crazy times and that there are enough honorable politicians left in the Capitol who will fight against these senseless attempts at regressing the USA. He says Make America Great Again....but his policies, if passed, will make America Less.
Some of his supporters make fun of Liberals, calling them "libtards", or "snowflakes". Well, if caring for the environment, and human rights and being sensitive to how others feel is part of what defines a liberal, then I proudly call myself one.