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Silver Linings.

Amidst the stress and chaos of what is our new normal, I’m working hard to keep focus on the beautiful and meaningful moments of life. In America, we are gifted more than our share of these. Today, at 11am MST, when Omarosa plans a release of yet another recording of something shameful, I will be at the federal courthouse in my town attending a ceremony to swear in new citizens of this great country.

My friend, Evelyn, a native of Indonesia will become an American. Evelyn came to this country with her husband looking for a better life. She gave birth to a son in this country. Working several jobs, she put her husband through school, bought a home and cared for their son. Her husband became abusive, he diminished and ridiculed her. He cheated on her and told her she was nothing....she was “brown”. When she finally left the SOB, he kept her son, took money from her savings and sold their home. She persisted. She couldn’t divorce this man without going home to Indonesia which she could not afford so she did the only thing she could do...apply for citizenship, study and do the work. She did it in secret...not even her son knew until today. Today Evelyn becomes an American and next week her no good abusive spouse gets served divorce papers.

Today, Evelyn becomes an American and there’s nothing the WH can do to stop her.

Listening to a live Pearl Jam concert

at Washington Grizzly Stadium here in Missoula, Montana from the comfort of my back yard. The concert is a mile or so away and all of us here in the ‘hood are enjoying the benefit of not being in the mayhem but still hearing the show as plain as day. The concert is benefit for Montana’s Senator Jon Tester’s re-election campaign. We just heard Eddie Vedder imploring the crowd to get out the vote and that Election Day should be a national holiday...but until it is, we have to do whatever it takes to make sure our votes count. Voting is the great equalizer for all of us. The crowd went wild...

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