I just want to say…..

I just want to say for the record that I am feeling very worried about where the Supreme Court is going and its role in creating further divisions among people in red states and people in blue states in the US. I have a general feel of unease migrating toward anxiety or extreme anxiety when I think about where we are as a nation in the US including the prevalence of gun violence in everyday life. I try to put a happy face on it saying at least we have a “functioning” Court system where other nations do not. And that is important. But my anxiety still runs high when I think about how we are going to heal the divide that is currently among us. I don’t see a way out. And that scares me. Am I the only one worrying about this? Or is it just better placed out of sight and out of mind?

Happy Fourth of July to You!

These days I am quite thankful to be living in a place where Freedom is at the core of human experience for the most part. As a person with mental illness, I am happy to have some rights but perhaps not all I wish for. To be fair, I am somewhat to very dissatisfied with the direction of the Supreme Court in this country right now, but I have to say at least there is a Court that exists and exercises its authority to ensure rights for the people however different my interpretation is. I would say that the Supreme Court is not acting in a way that supports my beliefs but I am thankful that we have three branches of the federal Government and somewhere along the way there is or must be accountability. I just hope these recent Supreme Court decisions do not get us here in the US further divided between blue and red states. We have enough divisiveness already! Happy July Fourth to us all regardless of color of skin or color of state!