I served Honorably active duty in the U.S. Navy for 8 yrs.
This too, shall pass.
What Gives Me Hope
The mesmerizing beauty and complexity of life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
I would make all the business of Mayor completely transparent as all good business are run.
I would do what I could, in my space to make a better, more considerate world.
What/who changed my life and why
My Mom. My Dad and my Grand Mother. She lived on a farm in Germany when the war(II) broke out(I am German on my mother's side, Scottish for my Dad). She had to pack the kids(10) on a horse drawn wagon, in the middle of winter(German Winter) to escape the invading Russians. With only the clothes on their backs and whatever other warmth they could pack into the wagon. Abadoned the farm(alot, alot of acres), completely to get away. Her farm became part of East Germany(Russian ruled) after the war.
I don't know how she did it successfully, but she did.
My mom at the age of 10, could and did completly harness the draft horses to the wagon that day(The Ardennes breed). The rest of the kids were assigned other tasks.
She(Mom)speaks completely German and can barely speak Enlish to this day. I was born and grew up in Germany.