the only item that detracted from our vacation was that Tigger escaped while we were gone, set up a trap and bingo, we have our whole family together again!!
Coming back from South Africa I had lots of thoughts around how lucky "we" are – we being US citizens. We have so many resources, beauty, culture, sites, roads, transportation, access to education, etc.
While other countries have much of this too, they don’t necessarily have true freedom. While we have too many lawsuits, we do have governance which allows for us to express our thoughts freely, go where we want to, and most importantly we can vote without being shot at. But do we take advantage of these freedoms – NO! I’m so embarrassed by our voting participation when I talk to non-US people. We’ve become so apathetic. Sad really.