I can't even keep up, and I'm honestly so upset that I don't think this will be coherent.
The Great Barrier Reef has been bleached at an unprecedented rate. An enormous part of it is gone and will not return in our lifetime
EPA cuts that prevent monitoring of water and air, and encourage corporations to relax regulations, releasing god knows what into our environment
A muslim ban? WTF?
Relaxing the regulations so we don't need to build more fuel efficient cars (why would you stop progress?)
Budget cuts not only the arts and Meals on Wheels, but also NASA and the NIH. He truly wants to build an electorate of uneducated, uninspired people.
My job is based on money from the NIH. I will lose my job and be unable to get another one if the cuts to the NIH go through. If I do get a job at a public school, I will have to work under the most uninformed, uneducated Education Secretary ever. Doesn't sound like a good thing to me.
Why do we need a bigger military? Are we at war? Are we going to war? With who?
Why are we trying to preserve manufacturing jobs when the clear issue is technological advancement? Why aren't we trying to find sustainable jobs for blue collar workers?
Why aren't we supporting education? Math? Science? Arts? Music? These things contribute heavily to a well rounded, enlightened society. Why eliminate them?
Why eliminate American exceptionalism? Why crush it?
I am unsure my family and I belong here anymore. I am unsure who these people who voted for him are, but they clearly do not share any values that I do.
In the early, early morning, I can hear the creek rushing in the valley
The trees rustle unless it's really windy and then they sound like a hurricane coming through
Sometimes, it's raining
Cows moo at each other and the moos echo across the valley
During the day, the woodpeckers and the squirrels fight constantly. One of the giant trees in front of our house is a woodpecker granary. The squirrels are constantly trying to steal the acorns. The battle commences daily.
The stellar jays talk a lot too. Sometimes they talk to you when you are walking in the driveway
The occasional car drives by
Sometimes, the volunteer fire department alarm rings
Our neighbors' chickens cluck
The ducks at the pond quack
People walking by chat and also huff and puff. We live in a hill
Sometimes our neighbor is working on his house - sawing, hammering, listening to some oldies
Inside, D is laughing or talking or whispering
Toys are making noise
The cat is often meowing loudly
If our neighbor is home, there is lots of thumping from the downstairs apartment