I fear Romney/Ryan being elected, it keeps me awake at night. I fear for my health, safety and happiness and that of my family and friends.
I fear what could happen to the Supreme Court, especially with Robert Bork as an advisor on the Court.
I fear my 21 year old niece, an engineering student will leave college and enter a business world where it's OK that she is paid less than a man doing the same job. A world where her rights to control her own body have been rolled back 50 years.
I fear that my 23 and 24 year old nephews will continue to mature in a world where these things are perfectly acceptable.
I fear people will have no safety net, no food, housing or health care because millionaires need another budget cut.
I fear that the next generation, those who are supposed to take care of us are growing up illiterate and uninformed in a world where education is considered a joke. Shouldn't they come out of school knowing how to read, do simple math, reason, articulate? Shouldn't they be exposed to real science, art, music, literature?
I fear that the economy will collapse because Wall Street will be further deregulated.
I fear that environmental laws will be reversed, earth science and climate change dismissed as "science" therefore not to be believed.
I fear that because he has no forgien policy experince and his advisors are Bush II advisors we will be rushed into a war with Iran, have troops thrown in Syria, piss off China, Russia and the rest of the known world..
I don't sleep alot these days.
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I recently discovered by way of the tv show Parenthood that my breast cancer journey is not yet over. Last week at the end of the show one of the main characters was diagnosed with breast cancer. I immediately started crying and proceeded to cry through the previews for the next show. I remember telling Larry I didn't know if I'd be able to watch this week's show. Fortunately I had an appt with Dr. Sanity before the show.
I hadn't been able to figure out why the character's diagnosis hit me so profoundly. Talking with Dr. Sanity I realized I'd never cried when I was diagnoses. I was too shocked to cry and was immediately thrown into the medical model where feelings aren't covered very well.
I was able to watch this week's episode, there was enough humor to offset the drama. But it was very creepy when Kristina (the character) was told her tumor was small and up against the chest wall because that's exactly what I was told.
It's now been six years and 4 months since I was diagnosed and I'm just learning the journey has yet to end. So now I'll walk through a different part of my journey, recalling the past but looking toward the future.
There are a series of Greater Good websites that I click through every day. Each click represents a unique donation toward a cause. In this case breast cancer, literacy, rain forest, autism, veterans, animals, child health and finally hunger.
I just noticed for the first time today that the head line on the hunger site reads "Your Actions Here Fight Famine in the Horn of Africa & Combat Hunger in the U.S." I am appalled that we have dropped to third world country status in regards to hunger. I'm appalled at our status for uninsured adults and children, at our science and math test scores, at a lot of things.
I have a low simmering rage directed at politicans who put politics before people.
Let's try this again.
It appears that Wisconsin in now a wholly owned subsidiary of BIG BILLIONAIRES. The fact that an election can be purchased sends chills down my spine. It makes me wonder if Romney will be able to purchase his way to the presidency to say nothing of senators, representatives and governors.
In other news we're still waiting for 30 of our 40 acres to sell. We, mostly Larry, have done a tremondous amount of work getting the property in shape. He's made numerous trips to the dump in addition to filling a huge dumpster with junk from one particular unit. It's the one I've written about before. The one that I needed to rake the rug to get the first level of garbage removed.
My tomatoes are growing by the minute and 2 have blossoms already. Speaking of blossoms my lime tree which is 3 years old has finally produced what appears to be a nice crop of limes. The mandarin orange on the other hand has yet to realize it's a fruit tree. The seeds in the mini greenhouse were kind of a bust but I will have a bumper crop of lemon cucumbers and asian eggplant.
Last but certainly not least I went 2 weeks inbetween visits to Dr. Sanity. I was a bit worried afterall I've been sitting on her couch weekly for quite a long time but I sailed through.