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MK Ahlsen

Gardner, KS, USA
single, 1 child
Speaks: Spanish (PR), English (US)
Joined Dec 14, 2005

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Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Moderate
Wild Fact About Me Grew up on an island; allergic to fish and shellfish. Yup, Mother Nature has a sense of humor.
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope When I see a younger person, particularly a teen or younger, do something nice for a stranger or for their community or for this planet without being prompted to do it and without looking for accolades or payment for said act, I have hope for the future. A simple gesture like holding the door open for a parent carrying a child and holding another child's hand or picking up some soda cans they see on the ground and tossing them in the trash (or in the recycle bin if there is one around), donating blood at the school blood drive, or even when they volunteer to help distribute food for hours for Harvesters (in heat or snow) , it gives me hope for the future of our species.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by ...have government agencies audit each other, including the IRS, and find/eliminate wasteful spending and even eliminating jobs. No ranch of gov't. left out. For security reasons, agencies like CIA/FBI/Homeland/etc. would audit those within the same class/group and military would do the same. They all want to stick it to each other anyhow :) Just kidding. The first thing I'd do is start working on education reform and emptying prisons/lessening some of those sentences nationally.
What/who changed my life and why The event(s) that most changed my life (after the birth of my son, of course) was when my mother and grandmother (last grandparent) died within 2 months of each other. That left me being the oldest person in our family. I was 32 years old. Three of my 4 grandparents lived into their 80s. My parents lived into their 50s and my father's brother died a year after dad died ('99 and '00) in his 60s. Now, our side, dad's branch, of the family was my younger brother, my son and 32 year old me. It dawns on me, I am the matriarch of the Kendall family (as small as it may be). I am now the one who has to remember relatives' birthdays and send Christmas cards, make holiday dinners, be everyone's emergency contact, worry when one of "my guys" didn't answer the texts after a snowstorm and take care of the pets when the end know, grown-up stuff. By the way, I became disabled when I was 30 so I live in pain and doing things means going at my pace/ability. Now, my brother is married and has 3 daughters (2 his last name, one her ex-hubby's). My son has my ex-husband's last name. My father's name probably ends here. So, NOW it dawned on me, I am the LAST matriarch of our "Kendall" family. These events may seem trivial, but they made me reevaluate things.
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