Saturday, December 31, 2022

On the Year That Was: Some #RandomThoughts as 2023 Dawns....



 

2022 will be in the history books in a few hours here in Southern California.    It has been quite a year for me in many respects.    It has also been quite a history-making year in many respects.

I have been witness to a second Iranian Revolution in my lifetime.    Here in Southern California, I had the honor to join several marches in support of the Iranian Revolution organized by selfless souls as I continued my ongoing social media advocacy efforts as a simple ordinary face-whether it was to write to the White House and Congressman Levin.  A political hero of mine, Lula, fought back and regained the Presidency in Brazil.   Meanwhile,  Back here in America, I had the pleasure to serve as a member of the California State Organizing Committee for Country1st, the organization launched by Adam Kinzinger to combat toxic tribalism and restore sanity to American Democracy.   The danger is not over by any means as 2023 dawns, and the 2024 campaign begins in earnest. 

Of all the work, what I have begun and worked on thanks to Ecosia was especially poignant about how even a simple ordinary face through efforts can help to save our planet.  I also was quite proud of the engagement with Global Citizen, too.    As I continued work on projects, assessing our World--including the ongoing work at the Daily Outsider--one conversation on SkyNews really left an impression on me.   The images of two young children I captured on SkyNews were from a SKyNews Program called Kidversation.    The Young Girl, Vitoria, is an aspiring Ballerina who was born without arms--Yet, what she's done is nothing short of a miracle.   The young man with a prosthetic leg who interviewed her is just as inspiring.  Their love of life and appreciation was genuinely inspiring and uplifting.   There is no excuse anymore.



 

October 7, 2022

 

Thank you for contacting the Biden-Harris Administration. 
 
President Biden and Vice President Harris value every opportunity to engage with the American people, and the Administration is grateful for your outreach. Our country faces many challenges, and messages like yours help us better understand how the Biden-Harris Administration can serve American families. 

We take careful note of the suggestions, thoughts, questions, and stories we receive, and we’re working hard to ensure you receive an appropriate response. 

Sincerely,

The Office of Presidential Correspondence

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I close out this with a gift courtesy of the team at Spotify: 

 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Out & About With Some Mid-Month #RandomThoughts

 As the mad dash to year is in full swing, I chose a set of #RandomThoughts on Images from my "walkabout" in Orange County while also noting a snapshot of the year I had on Spotify:




 





How did you
listen in 2022?

It’s finally here.

Open your Wrapped to reveal
your #1 artist, top songs, minutes
listened, and so much more.


Spoiler: You listened to 1,752 different artists this year.

2022 had an amazing soundtrack,
so we’ve also wrapped up the year's
musical highlights for you.


 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Out & About With Some #RandomThoughts On #Iran



 

Iranians have arisen--as I write this, it was the third day of a nationwide call to action as nationwide strikes have occurred in every part of the country.   My dear partner and joined a protest rally in Irvine, California, this past Sunday in support of the revolution as I leave all with some additional images:










Monday, November 28, 2022

On the Prowl With Some Month_End #RandomThoughts


Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season in the United States as my Community of Laguna Niguel is coming alive.   But this spirit is tempered by challenges beyond our shore (including Ukraine and Iran right now as over 20,000 are under detention and many are being tortured).

I pulled together the following #RandomThoughts as I continue to remain hopeful in spite of the profound challenging times before us:

 

I close out these month-end #RandomThoughts with this beautiful tribute done by a Canadian Legislator to the revolution in Iran: