watched the State of the Union…. #SOTU #dharma #think

…and I will admit, I enjoyed it. Then I went to Twitter and Facebook; it’s as if no one actually listens to what is trying to be said. So, rather than sitting here making partisan comments, I offer something said by a great man;

To develop oneself,

One must endure any challenge.

To resolve conflict,

One must bear any responsibility.

– Venerable Master Hsing Yun

I’ll leave you to reflect on that as you see fit.

…joining palms

Yes We Did!

Barack Obama has won the race for President of the United States of America.

I’ve been impressed with him since the primaries. Even drove down to my old address to vote for him to hope he got the nomination. Something about him, his message just had always rung true to me. I saw his campaign as actually being of the people, for the people, and by the people. The grassroots effort the organization built was amazing. Even when he won, I got an email from them. I had to share this quote: “We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I’ll be in touch soon about what comes next. “ ….and I can’t wait.

Yes We Can

humbling. (Yes We Can)


Keep clicking the ‘show more images’ at the bottom. I find these pictures amazing, and humbling to see, from him consoling the mother of a son who lost her son in Iraq, him cleaning up after himself, walking in his shoes until the soles wore out, to doing pull-ups, to watching his wonderful family look at him in preparation for a speech; simply put, this is a man, a father, a husband, and a person we need to rally along side of.

Obama ‘08!

….Yes We Can…