Current Events · Politics

Today happened, but the world hasn’t ended yet.

This morning, I had breakfast at a small, local cafe that employs mostly Latinos.  Later, I went to a job, which is small business owned by a Scotsman.  I am the child of immigrants from the Philippines.  While I dined on my bacon and eggs (always scrambled), Donald Trump was being sworn in as the… Continue reading Today happened, but the world hasn’t ended yet.

Current Events · Politics

We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Last night, the citizens of the United States of America spoke up and elected Donald Trump president.  The media was shocked, the pundits were speechless, and many people on the coasts went into a rage.  As the news of a Trump victory settled in, his supporters cheered in triumph while the Clinton backers stared in disbelief.… Continue reading We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Current Events · Politics

Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics

As I think about the upcoming U.S. presidential election, I can’t help but remember what happened to me a couple weeks ago at church.  I’d only returned to regular service for 5 weeks, and I’ve been trying to let go of my stubbornness and biases.  I want to hear what the sermons for what they are worth at… Continue reading Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics

Politics · Religion

Returning to Church: A Trip Down Memory Lane

In addition to starting a new job this week, last Sunday, I returned to Church for the first time in over 15 years.  While I have attended Church in the past for family events (weddings, First Communions, etc.), this was of my own volition. I’ve known for a long time that being a Christian without… Continue reading Returning to Church: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Current Events · Politics

The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics

It’s only August now, but much of my Facebook feed as well as the traditional media is consumed with the upcoming presidential election here in the USA.  But every election has important items on the ballot, both other appointed races or propositions and measures.  In California (where I live), there are 17 other initiatives on… Continue reading The Right to Choose & My Leanings Towards Politics