Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
As I continue to slog through receipts and crawl toward finishing my taxes, I offer for your reading pleasure a post that my sister, Linell Goltz Gieser, wrote for Facebook. She gave me permission to share it with you.
And as my nephew Gabe Goltz said, his Aunt Linell is a badass.
Infinities of love,
Today I needed to drive from my home in southern NJ to the northernmost part of NJ for a couple of appointments. As I drove through NJ I saw rusted out factories, gangs running amok in our cities, mothers and children living in poverty, evidence of gang led crime, and young children robbed of good educations..............wait a minute I didn't see any of that. I saw communities where people clearly care about their homes. I did business today with two small companies that are clearly prospering (both of which I have been a customer for over twenty years). I saw an America that is already good if not great. Maybe our new President should communicate that he wants to make sure that all of America is great instead of implying that none of America is great. That America should be great for all Americans including our LGBTQ family and friends. That America should look at health care as a right not a privilege. That our public schools are a tremendous resource that should be nurtured and treasured. That our role in the world should not be as isolationist. Then maybe all of us could feel hopeful about the next four years instead of scared shitless.