More Macros and Nothing Like Me

These two swallowtail caterpillars on metal fence post in the yard from Monday. The next day they had turned in to chrysalis form. A few other chrysalis looking things my daughter spotted she found on a goldenrod stalk. I have no clue what they are. At the end of this post I hope my last political deal about the coming election. Freedom for me will be never hearing the name Trump again. Guess you know where I stand…

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Nothing Like Me

When I vote, I think, is the person I am voting for able to relate at all to who I am and what my beliefs are as most of us do I think. This can be difficult as so many we vote for are nothing like us. Choosing who can even relate to who I am and what made me this way comes from my over 66 years of living. Things like telling the truth. Choosing to enlist in the service of my country. Taking an old boat that had once sunk in the Delaware River my dad gave me and turning it in to a business to help support my family. Yes, dad helped me. even driving me to my health examination after enlisting during the Vietnam War. Knowing that other citizens of race, gender, religious beliefs that may differ from mine have the same right to vote for their choice as l.

Ran across this video and felt it worthy of thought provoking. Something we should do before voting this year.

Let me remind other Kentuckians that Mitch Mcconnell felt it unnecessary to call witnesses in an impeachment trial. Not even attempting to allow us to view the facts. I will not vote for him as I have always done in the past…

 

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6 Responses to More Macros and Nothing Like Me

  1. ellen says:

    I never listen to news, nor read politics, but I must say that the quote “I will built a wall…” already turns me off. I still get plenty of in put from news flashes and a very informed husband to know that Trump is a never ending spew-er of stupid things. Mc Connell has had my vote but I’m thinking about not even voting. I know that is not good, but it’s not been worth the hassle in recent years. Re: upbringing, the futility of the Vietnam War hits home hard. My brother, just 13 mos. older than me came home in a casket. I was taken home to a house in DBN, MI when I was born, attended all white schools, but Mom was from Detroit and had many Black friends. I’ve always respected, liked every person of color I’ve ever known. I seemed to gravitate to the lonely, the ignored and the needy at jobs I’ve had. My 73 yrs. have always been blessed and I think my 3 grown children, their spouses and my 3 grow grandchildren respect all and are thankful they are blessed. We’ve all done a lot for the needy. People are so selfish, I can scarcely believe. A Nation so Blessed but yet so___________, whatever. Sorry you got me going. I will go back to the amazing pictures of nature and remember how blessed that I truly am.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen,
      It can feel not worth it for the average person to vote, but for myself feel I must. To me the past four years has been a progression of my country going backwards. One reason I have worked to better inform myself. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and how sorry I am for your lose of a brother to that useless conflict as it turned out. Nature does take me to a better place…

      • ellen says:

        I think I got carried away with grief, sorry. That brother was the first to pass of four who are gone. The 2nd five years ago and the 3rd three years ago. I believe the grief grew heavier (the latest loss, the oldest, a sister, just a month ago), because I was looking back at the loss of each/all of them, even before your mention of Vietnam. Yes, nature does take us to a better place. And you really remind me of that with your photographs.

        • Jim says:

          Ellen,
          It does weigh heavy on ones thoughts when reminded of those close to us we have lost. Hope that somehow in the future I might bring forth a nature photo that triggers a memory of all the good times ya’ll shared…

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