Several weekends of time to work on tai chi and meditation can be so quickly wiped away by the real world. I'm sure you have also noticed the stress that engulfs us today, sapping energy and optimism if you are not careful.

The current powers in Washington continue to make me cringe with their rhetoric and embarrass me with their statements. Are they not aware that what they say will be fact checked and parsed to the extreme? They seem to believe we are sheep who cannot think and who will be led hither and yon with bluster and bravado.

No. The Reuters tweet "As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia" says it all. We are watching, and we must also think and make our voices heard. Read. Read. Read.