Monday, October 16, 2017

Random Thoughts: Out and About As A New Week Dawns........

I was around town over the weekend as I struck a conversation with the Scoutmaster for Troop 734.   He was picking up Ice for Camporall 2017 at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.  We struck a conversation about Scouting and about Eagles as he shared that his son finished his Eagle Project.   I asked where it was--and it was right here in my hometown of Laguna Niguel at Marion Bergeson Elementary School.   I n all the years I have had the privilege to live in the beautiful City of Laguna Niguel, I had never actually visited the Bergerson Campus.  It is a beautiful little campus as I visited it today to check out the Eagle Scout Project.    He has done a beautiful job-and it is being witness to such commitment that continues to give me hope. 

I could not help but further be in awe as I was witness to Community spirit in Action at Camp Pendleton.    The Annual Camporall 2017 was held for my local Scout District.   For four days straight, selfless volunteers built out a Haunted House to entertain over 200 Scouts and Scouters who were there for this week-end.   It was quite a sight--another example of how selfless souls make a difference as they do:

Over the weekend, I shared some thoughts on Instagram on this:

This is as being witness to the destructive path by President Trump continues.    The NIAC conference call I joined on Sunday was quite depressing about the challenges in the aftermath of the decision by President Trump and a new law being pushed by Tom Cotton and Bob Crocker--who I praised when I spoke up against the antics of President Trump.    Gideon Levy of Haaretz captured the profound challenges brilliantly.    The tweets I picked up last week on it underscored how idiotic it all is:

Ariane Tabatabai Retweeted Behdad Mahichi
That's so ridiculous. So, aunts and uncles are intel operatives? That's also irresponsible, feeds into narrative that gets folks arrested
Ariane Tabatabai added,
 Farnaz Fassihi liked
Ladane Nasseri Retweeted Farnaz Fassihi
Can already see hints of this in #Iran
Ladane Nasseri added,

It is going to be a challenging few months no doubt-but I remain hopeful!!!

Onward to the new week with all its' possibilities.

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