The Golden Hour

Between the fog and the scary unknown is a fleeting magical moment of hope, clarity and peace, The Golden Hour.

Driving coastal HWY 1, we were greeted by an increasingly dense fog that seemed to have swallowed the ocean whole.

At one point, we talked about turning back and just settle for the closest beach with full Sun, but we pressed on.

Son was all smiles as we practice his football throws. This beach was his favorite. It’s the least crowded and has all the play space he wants. No risk of breaking someone’s glass window. Sand was the perfect soft cushion to fall on, and do over the top roll overs.

Late beach picnic lunch was Chicken Lemon Pepper and Mango Habanero from Wing Stop. Dessert was green and hilarious game of Cards Against Humanity. It’s a Pandora’s box no parent should open with their kids unless ready to explain the Birds, the Bees, of what’s right, wrong, acceptable, appropriate and humane.

Father and son random adventure, a hike and climb along the rugged cliff. Got a major leg scratch from slipping into a sharp rock, but it was so worth it. Son, did better and he was wearing flip flops.

He turns 15 this Wednesday. I asked him what he wants for his Birthday. He laughed and sang the song we made up in the car during our roadtrip. He didn’t say what he wanted but I already knew what he meant, “Time with him and believing in his dreams.”’

We discovered a crystal clear stream with a very soothing sound of water gently cascading on a riverbed of pebbles hidden by Calla Lillies. It was a beautiful.

On the way home just before Sunset, more fog except a small patch of glorious scenic view overlooking Carmel and Monterey bathe with the golden Sun.

So, I stopped the car, turned on the hazard lights and ran where I could see The Golden Hour best.

The joyful magic continued even as the sky turned dark and the traffic update said , “Your estimated travel time is one hour.”

Always go back where you are the happiest.

It is hard to see and feel The Golden Hour with COVID-19 for most of us, but if we try harder, it’s just really there waiting to surprise anyone who seeks to find it.

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Sand, Surf and BBQ Sandwich

Life is too short not to go where the heart is most happy and free.

We define our own paradise. Never let this world or people take that from you.

So, today we are taking a short roadtrip to the beach for some sand, surf and Vietnamese Pork BBQ sandwich.

Finding time for yourself and your family has never been more critical. Leave work at work, hide our phones, turn off the T.V. and let go of all the negative stress.

To feel alive matters. Our joy and adventure matters.

This is the kind of California we always hope to remember.

Blessed day full of sun-kissed blessings to all my fellow bloggers and dreamers out there. We can create a better world just the way we want it.

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The quiescence of COVID-19 post Summer Surge is over. New cases are starting to pick-up again as people resume life with less restrictions and caution. Both COVID-19 and Flu test combo swabs started last week. I swabbed two patients myself. The Twindemic health experts predicted from Fall to Winter is here. While many Americans got distracted with the Election Circus and our President getting COVID-19 himself, the highly contagious, deadly virus was able to successfully infiltrate every community in America. No home, no institution is safe nor invulnerable, not even the White House.

I look around me and it’s like COVID-19 is already over. Outdoor parks and beaches are often packed. Stores are getting full. Costco don’t do head count anymore. I’m sure it’s the same scene all over the country.

961 daily deaths in the U.S. as of Friday from COVID-19 may not bother nor shock some people anymore but it does bother me because every number is a person who is precious, loved, significant. They are NOT expected casualties of the pandemic war we all continue to ignore or treat recklessly. They are NOT a bargain number of how much more we could have lost if some of us did not follow the CDC infection prevention guidelines nor did not have better treatment modalities.

Truth is, we may not see everyone we know next year. So, we make every moment with them count.

214,379 Americans dead since COVID-19 started in January 2020. These deaths are heartbreaking and tragic because they could have been prevented. There is no justifiable excuse for the continued defiance and indifference. How can someone sleep soundly at night knowing they may have infected and or killed someone because they refuse to do their part? It is of no surprise that people are angry and frustrated. Every life matters and the dead represents all of us. The dead is someone’s parent, grandparent, son and daughter.

If happiness is what you seek, don’t wait, delay, or procrastinate. If someone ask you for some happiness and kindness, be generous enough to give.

Who will be the next 100,000 dead America from now to the end of 2020?

The last 90 days of daily COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. by John Hopkin’s University. It never went away. It was just easier to pretend it wasn’t happening because it’s less uncomfortable. We need to stop lying that symptoms are mild to none. Obviously it wasn’t for the 1,073,780 dead around the world.

Memorize the faces and hearts of the people around you. Spend time like there’s no tomorrow because not all of us will make it to experience the new moments and possibilities of 2021.

No such thing as being immune. It is foolish to believe COVID-19 will just go away magically when the weather changes or after saying, “Abrakadabra!”

Winter is coming in several weeks. Doctor’s are calling the new pandemic as “The Third Wave,” not a surge.

Emergency and hazard mode is an everyday reality for a health care worker with the all year round COVID-19. Some months worse than others. Their lives depends on people’s honesty and cooperation. Health care workers are real people with real families that depends on them. Truth is, their risk of being infected is higher than ever. They will be part of the COVID-19 Third Wave casualties yet NO hazard pay till today nor concrete assurance from their employers for their safety. All words but what’s new?

Are we ready the next Tidal Wave of COVID-19 infection and death much worse than Spring? Time to stock more than just toilet paper before the next lockdown announcement.

“Enjoy what’s given to you now because tomorrow they may no longer be there.”

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Fall Wreath, Something Old, Something New

The old wreath of spiky greens and rusty pine cones hangs on our door all year round. We bought it one post Christmas clearance from Target.

Last night, my wife and I went to Michaels and got some berries and vintage-looking pumpkins at 50% off. Big sale discounts are instant exciting cheers, holiday or not.

Woke up this morning with the scent of Pumpkin Spice followed by a delicious taste of Peppermint Mocha flavored coffee.

While enjoying my wife’s Something Old, Something New Fall DIY decor, I am reminded that “Home is where our new happier stories are allowed to begin.”

A beautiful weekend to all. Thank you for sharing the adventure.

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Fall Is Here But

Fall is here but do we see it?

Last year, we drove to our favorite seaside Pumpkin Patch at Rodoni Farms by Davenport, CA.

Fall is here but do we feel it?

Finding the most unusual Gourd.

Fall is here but do we taste it?

Hot Strawberry Apple Cider at Swanton Berry Farm. It’s our must taste every time we make our Roadtrip in Davenport. I don’t know if it’s still there after the wildfires this year.

Fall is here but are we moved and inspired by it? Or are the events and circumstances around us makes it so hard to focus on the magic that’s unfolding before us?

A great season makes us feel we can do anything and everything is possible.

Seasons happen for a reason. Seasons marks the end of the was and the start of something new.

Orange, white, green, red, all colors of the season are equally beautiful.

Everything seems like a contrast to all the seasons of last year. That’s the thing too with seasons, any change is possible. The good, the bad, the ugly, the hopeful, the beautiful.

Never judge a pumpkin by its exterior.

I wish to begin Fall with everything I want it to become. I’ll begin with what’s beautiful.

Artichoke flower blooms.

We don’t miss the simple joy and blessings just because there’s so much negativity this year. We can choose the bright side of life and seasons.

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin

One Pumpkin Spice and everything nice please.

A bountiful harvest has just began. What are you waiting for? Go!

Find time for what make you happy this season before it’s over.

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San Francisco, Is It Still America’s Greatest City By The Bay?

We haven’t seen Downtown San Francisco since the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in March 2020. So it was a shocker to see it as it is now.

On a normally busy Saturday, it looks almost like a ghost town.

The city is a reflection of how far America has fallen because of its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many stores and restaurants are still closed. Some of which have packed up business for good. Empty store spaces including iconic landmark GAP is an emergent sign of an economy going from bad to worse.

GAP was once here. The Cable Car once used to park here. A long line of tourists once used to wait excitedly for their ride of a lifetime. For now, they are just memories. When will it all come back? Nobody knows but it won’t be soon.

The city streets is home to an increasing homeless Americans due unemployment and unaffordable housing.

The Mall is no longer a fun place for people to shop or hang out. Business looks dead except for a few people lining up at Starbucks.

A big mouse was trying to enter Westin Hotel. The Hotel looks closed and deserted. Trash loitered the streets. Some streets smells of human urine. Wife screamed startling the hell out of me, “Did you guys stepped on that poop?”

A mouse or a rat shouldn’t be outside a grand hotel, but that’s what happens when we abandon our businesses. When humans leave, something else will replace it.

It was not the San Francisco me and my family remembered. My wife kept saying how sad she felt. We love this city and to see it hurting and suffering is unbearable.

Workers on strike in front of Macy’s. Soon their is no Macy’s to go on strike. It’s one of the Macy’s branch that may close.

Is it still Americas’s Greatest City by the Bay? Close to the Golden Gate Bridge or watching the Sunset by Ocean Beach, it still is but when the moment is over, what’s left is a city direly needing to heal and get back on its feet.

The day we become numb to the numbers of suffering and death is the day we lost our heart to feel humane.

A city devoid of tourist and dreamers is a city that lost an important piece of its soul. 200,000 COVID-19 deaths and 6.7 Million infected in this country may no longer scare or bother us, but the world sees us differently.

It was still an awesome family day in San Francisco worth remembering. The Sunset and laughter were enough to give us hope that the city will one day reclaim its crown as the “Greatest City by the Bay.”

What’s happening in every city in America can no longer be hidden nor downplayed. This is not a made up scene. This is a real city with real people that lives in it.

Is truth enough to change people’s perception, behavior and attitude towards a seemingly unstoppable virus? I don’t know but so far, we all failed.

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FALL in LOVE with your LIFE

It took pain, anxiety and sadness for me to realize I needed to be kind to myself.

Our first Fall Harvest Blessing Tree. We’re skipping the pumpkin patch this year. Instead, we went to Ross, Marshall’s and Dollar Tree for our pumpkin hunting. If we choose to see and celebrate what’s good of 2020, then it has been a good year.

In this world, our happiness will not be given easily. In fact, people will find a way to take it. So, today care less of what others will say. Be nice to yourself instead of trying to please everyone. People will take advantage of your kindness and will tear your joy and positivity in pieces.

These pumpkins light up our dining room. We don’t wait for light to happen. We find light where we can.

Fall in love with your life because no one can love it more than you do.

Fall in love with your life because it deserves to be happy too.

I can only change how I react.

It’s never too late to feel like we matter again. You’d been a light and warmth to others. It’s okay to experience the same.

Family Day in San Francisco. Stopping to watch the ocean before heading down Union Square. I turned down 3 overtime work including today and tomorrow. Money won’t make you happy, but following your heart will. 9/19/20

Today, being better begins.

Home is all the magic, joy and love you hold dear in your heart.

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What’s Next For California?

For the past 5 days, Californians are seeing a unnatural phenomenon like they are in planet Mars.

Eerie, creepy, apocalyptic are just some of the words that best describes it. In places where the wildfires are actually burning homes and killing people, it’s a horrific inferno on Earth.

Not Mars. SF airport at noon.

Worsening COVID-19 Pandemic, increasing Racism and Violence, Political unrest and division, Recession and Economic Crisis, widespread Beastly Wildfires, just a series of continuous ongoing unfortunate events for California on its last 4 months of 2020.

We were optimistic once, but it’s time to open our eyes to truth and reality.

We need to plan and prepare for the worst scenarios and hope our best is enough . We need to stop pretending that these bad events are not happening or will just disappear soon. The signs couldn’t be ignored anymore because they are “in your face and in your nose,” happening!

Normally, I could see the green mountains of Santa Cruz from where I’m standing but the last 5 days, it’s just a silhouette because of the unhealthy smoke that descended in every city in the Bay Area and San Francisco. People who didn’t wear mask before because of COVID-19 are wearing it now as the air smells of both smoke and unknown hazardous chemicals. This must be what doomsday’s smells like.

Between being a dreamer and being practical, I’m choosing the one that gives me a better chance for survival.

Celebrate everything that matters to you and the people you love now and soon because delaying equals missing out on something that may never come back. 2020 just made everything clearer, more urgent.

Our neighbor caught my wife pulling out our Christmas tree from the storage room. She was surprised we are putting it up too early. Truth is, we just want to celebrate a time that brings us happiness and hope for as long as we can.

What is important to us will no longer be defined by seasons, people, society or social media. Normalcy doesn’t exist in 2020, but extraordinary does. Just adapting to the change and trend of times.

This is the head title of The Washington Post. My answer is still an unwavering, “Yes!” Just because it feels & looks like Doomsday doesn’t mean the California Dream has turned into ashes. It is because of those dreams that we will rise up again.

So, what’s next for California? I have a gut feeling but don’t want to burst anyone’s positivity and happiness bubble. How about you?

“Unmask the truth because only then can we truly live genuinely real and free.”

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Once Upon A Time In San Francisco

There was a time San Francisco is a city of welcoming smiles, positivity and endless fun. It was the perfect weekend escape and getaway. It was home away from home.

Before Uber and Lyft, there’s the timeless thrill ride, the Cable Car.

So, today, there will be no COVID-19 nor hundreds of wildfires burning around it from its neighboring Bay Area counties.

The Painted Ladies.

Today, we will have a happy ending, even if it’s a story that begins with “Once upon a time.”

Our favorite spot to see the Golden Gate in its full glory.

Once upon a time in the city of love and diversity called San Francisco, we can just drive to see the Golden Gate Bridge anytime we want without fear of getting sick.

We used to visit Pier 39 often when my son was younger. He loves the arcade, and yes, he loves food. So many fun memories here.

We can eat indoors delicious clam chowder and Dungeness crab to our our heart’s content without mandates and paranoia.

Once upon a time, San Francisco is a city where true freedom is expressed by following one’s heart and dreams of adventure. It was a city where everyone lives in harmony regardless of race, culture, gender and economic background. There were no Karens nor Kens. Racism was unheard of. People actually take pride of individual uniqueness and kindness to all kinds of people. You ride a bus, and instructions comes in different languages like English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino. There’s the Castro Neighborhood LGBTQ Community, China Town and Japan Town, places where it’s okay to be your beautiful self and celebrate you’re heritage and beliefs without fear or prejudice.

We enjoy bringing family and friends to San Francisco. Their excitement experiencing the city for the first time is very infectious. This was one of my favorite Summer. It was invigorating. Everyone’s happy.

One upon a time in San Francisco, people walk the streets in their truest self without having to worry for their safety nor being accepted. It was a city for all. A refuge. A sanctuary. A paradise for everyone trying to simply belong and have a better life.

Never like driving upward the steep streets, but it’s awesome when you’re at the back seat.

My hope, that the essence of San Francisco that beckons people from around the world will no longer be a story in the past tense, but something everyone can find and enjoy in the present.

Sunset by Palace of Fine Arts.

My prayer is that the city and it’s people will find its way back, to be vibrant, to be joyful, to be welcoming, to be brave to fight for what makes it a haven for all seeking to find and express the best version of themselves.

Just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean we have to run away. Some places are worth staying and holding on to.

Once upon a time, I left my heart in San Francisco and so did everyone who fell in love with it. May that be enough to rewrite new chapters that begins with, “They all live happily ever after.”

Cupid’s Arrow near Bay Bridge.

Never forget those that made you love your life all over again. Never forget those that made your dreams where you are happier come true.

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The Sky Can Turn Blue After The Firestorms

Our extraordinary new normal just keep getting weirder, scarier just when we’re getting used to it.

This morning, 8/20/20.

The sky is blue this morning. It’s no big deal for some because it is suppose to be blue but when the Sun is red and the sky, a warning sign of fire, danger and emergency the day prior, it is a big deal. It means today is hope for many who had to leave home. Today means we could breathe better as the air quality is cleaner though not necessarily safer.

Yesterday’s sky, 8/19/20. Sunday, I woke up hearing a constant explosion of thunder, then driving towards work, a lighting like a spear from heaven hit the ground. It looked so close, like several blocks away close.

The danger isn’t over for the Northern California wildfires. It’s too vast and widespread to control by our firefighters. The thousands of lighting from a very unusual thunderstorm early morning of Sunday, struck many of our driest land creating the perfect bonfire close to people’s homes and residential communities. As of Wednesday, Bay Area has 23 major fires from the total of 367 wildfires all across California.

It’s like battle of the Gods. Skyline San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge last Sunday, 8/16/20. ( Credits: Noah Berger/AP; Los Angeles Times)

They called it “Firestorms.” I thought it only exist in Sci-Fi, End of the World movies, but here we are, seeing it happen live. Nothing surprises me anymore this 2020, unless…

Fire in Napa County Tuesday, 8/18/20. ( Credits: Noah Berger/AP; USA Today)

So, what’s next?

A friend took this near her home in the Bay Area, Tuesday, 8/18/20. It’s been a year of unusual, life altering phenomenons.

Lesson of the week. We will never be fully prepared when calamities happens, nature or man made. We will never be totally ready for life changing events. It is good however to have a bag with all the important things and documents we need just in case it’s time to evacuate and leave. It helps immensely to have a God and some sort of Faith because disaster can happen in an instant, and a great miracle may all of what’s left.

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What does the frustrating COVID-19 numbers means for California and the U.S.

Hottest week of Summer. Walking towards the car feels like opening a pre-heated oven. So glad, I’m actually at work enjoying a free all day Air Conditioning. Not everyone is lucky though, a co-worker has no electricity for 16 hours. Yesterday’s temperature went past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Those with no AC have no choice but to go out for some cool air and comfort.

My wife looked sad, worried while staring at the ocean next to our favorite restaurant that has been closed since the lockdown. She seemed okay and happy while we were in the car. Just because someone is smiling doesn’t mean they’re okay. Just because they’re laughing doesn’t mean they’re joyful. Not in this pandemic.

Some good news in my community. There’s less sick patients with COVID-19 symptoms this week. However, California’s COVID-19 numbers are still moving too fast and furious. Lowest average for August is 5,000 new cases per day, that’s 35,000 per week. California reached 100,000 new cases in less than a month. Total cases exceeds 643,000 with 11,606 deaths, placing our State to number 3 in most deaths in the country from COVID-19. Number 1 is New York, Number 2 is New Jersey. The difference is that the two other States have their COVID-19 deaths numbers in control close to a halt whereas California’s death numbers has been creeping steadily since the lockdown.

Nope! Not until it is safe & over.

There is a lot of downplaying on the numbers of deaths as if those who died and who will die are insignificant. People keep saying case fatality rate for U.S.A. is only 3.1%, even people I know. U.S. population is about 331,245,770. If the virus eventually infects everyone, potentially 10,268,618 people can die if the virus creates havoc all year round for many, many years until an effective vaccine guarantees 100% effectivity. Flu season claim lives ever year despite of the yearly updated Flu vaccination. COVID-19 which is highly resistant, more infectious and deadly will claim more.

Anyone who tells us, “You’ll be fine. COVID-19 has very low chance of causing death or harm,” is being insensitive and dismissive to our real fears and worries. If something happens to us, those people won’t be there to help. They won’t be there to bear the loss, pain and hardship. I know this because few already told me this to my face in my real side of the world.

If you need to find some happiness and peace for yourself, please do it. If someone need some kindness, please be nice.

Being told, “You’re okay,” without even trying to know what makes you feel not okay is never okay.” It’s presumptive and annoying.

At this time of the pandemic, anxiety is high and valid, don’t shut off someone’s anxiety. Find time to listen because that may be just what people need. That may just be what we need.

Restaurants are either close or restricted to outdoor dining till further notice.

If people continue to ignore the pleas of Gov. Newsom, our local leaders, public health officials and clinical medical professionals for Californians to do their part in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, we will reach our first million of confirmed cases by December.

What does this mean for Californians?

1. Many parts of our economy will remain close. recovery will be harder and longer.

2. More people will loose their jobs. Unemployment will rise. People in hardship with no resources to help them will loose their homes or place of dwelling. Low and middle income Americans will suffer the effects of Recession.

3. Crimes will go up.

4. Our students can not return to school for classroom learning. Students with no high speed internet and other school resources will lag behind making equal education for all more of a dream than reality. Parents will struggle on finances because of day-care expenses or from cutting work hours or from quitting their jobs so they can assist their young children with online schooling.

5. More people will die or develop lingering complications. Bad recovery outcome leads to disability. Disability leads to forced unemployment and suffering. Someone will loose a grandparent, a parent, a spouse or partner, a son, a daughter, a friend until a truly effective vaccine is made. We will loose more healthcare workers and essentials as they are three times more vulnerable than the general healthy population.

More & more will feel alone and frustrated.

6. Mental health problems like anxiety, depression, even suicide will go up.

7. More chaos. More civil unrest. People will be angry, frustrated, vengeful. People will get hurt. Division will escalate.

8. Another Lockdown though economically devastating, may be the last desperate action to stop more deaths and flatten the infection curve. We’re already on a semi-lockdown with some of our businesses forced to close or severely restricted.

Today, U.S. surpass 172,000 COVID-19 deaths and exceeds 5.5 million declared positive cases. This does not include the false negatives and the untested asymptomatic population.

The future is too blurry right now and all that I see are what’s in front of me. Now is practical and realistic even for a dreamer like me. Anything distant is just it…distant.

We went to the mall this week to fix my son’s glasses. Main entrances are closed and people can go in only by appointments . Curb site orders are allowed for the few stores that stayed opened. Restaurants are take outs and outdoor dining. I hardly saw anyone eating. It was 104F degrees hot. A lady picked us up by the side door at the first floor and accompanied us to their store at the second floor. I asked her how they are doing and she replied, “We’re okay. We just have to do a lot of walking all day long.” The store hallways were empty and quiet. It’s been like this since the mall closed after 10 days of reopening. It will be like this till we have our act together.

The clouds this morning is a mix grey and orange, with ash falling from the sky, . I smelled smoke. Our county sent community warning of health hazardous air. Evacuation mandates were made effective to affected areas. Multiple wildfires from Wine County to Santa Cruz County are happening simultaneously. Then there’s power outage at the mid week of the heat wave. For a moment, I forgot there’s still the pandemic. California is burning and there’s nowhere to run.

If you still think COVID-19 is not serious, look around you. See what it has done to your community. See the pain of those who lost their jobs and love ones. See through the eyes of those afraid that they might be next.

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With Kamala Harris, I See Hope

The announcement of Democrat’s Presidential hopeful Joe Biden of his running mate made so many smile with excitement Tuesday. Kamala Harris, the first Woman of Color for Vice President brought joy to many, something America has been missing since COVID-19 and Racism events took over most of 2020. Her name brought hope. Her name is possibly destined to unite a divided America. Her name is an answered prayer for many of us wanting, pleading, dying for change.

No matter what our leaders will decide for the good of the majority and our country, one side will always have something negative to say. One side will never totally get all that they want. Somewhere down the line, we need to learn how to compromise and give so everyone gets a piece of the pie, the rich, the poor, the middle income, all cultures, ethnicities and gender. ( Credits: Olivier Douliery/AFP Getty Images)

So, if anyone had enough of the suffering, fear, anger, Racism, injustice, pain, loss, sickness and death, please register and vote this coming November. Be counted. Be heard. Be a part of history that will make America not just great again but a country that truly embrace democracy, humanity, kindness, generosity and mercy. We need to bring back everything that brings us pride, honor, justice and dignity. We need to heal and restore America. We need to resurrect and revive the dreams, freedom, opportunity and pursuit for happiness for all. We need to show our children we can be better. We need to show our children they can have a future to look forward to.

A true Politician for the people will see the good and potential in others and not say things that destroys another persons reputation or life nor cause division and more hate. ( Photo: Santiago Mejia of The Chronicle.)

Many negative, even demeaning opinions, stories and news will be made to change people’s votes this coming election. When tempted, confused or in doubt, we go back and remember how it made us feel when we heard the announcement, “Kamala Harris, the first Black Woman and Asian American Woman for Vice President.” We go back to the pain of the past and history so it doesn’t happen and repeat again.

If we all can smile like this happy despite of our current difficult circumstances and loss, then something in us has already won. (Credits: Jeff Kowalksy/AFP vis Getty Images)

“The choice we make this November is going to decide the future of America for a very, very long time,” Biden said Wednesday. He is correct. Whether we head for disaster or be saved, it’s because of a choice we will be making and not anyone else.

Don’t let the lies, games and deception of Politics stop the Humanity screaming in our hearts. Don’t let the opinion of others drown our first instinct, and what our gut is telling.

Fallen leaf during my walk yesterday. Some will see it as a sign of something dying. Some will see it as a sign of a new beginning, of life and living. Some will step on it because it’s nothing and insignificant. It’s all about perspective. It’s all about choices.

I know I want change so my choice is clear and it has nothing to do if I’m a Republican or Democrat. I’m choosing the good of both and choosing who represents the most of that goodness. I’m choosing hope. I’m choosing humanity. I’m choosing the kind of America I want live in for a very, very long time.

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