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There Is Little I Can Tell You That You Don’t Know—What Are You Going To Do About It All?

In Houston and Harris County, our newly elected chief voter registrar, Don Summers, a Tea Party supporter, is making it more difficult for new citizens of our nation to vote.

Nothing about this is surprising.

In Texas, our official State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, says global warming is real and that human beings are a leading cause of the warming.

Nothing about this is surprising.

In our nation, the retention of tax cuts for the most wealthy that is backed by most Republicans–And, sadly, by our President,–will add billions of dollars to the budget deficit. This despite the fact that we hear so much about deficit from Republicans.

Nothing about this is surprising.

Here is the question—-What are you going to do about all this?

Will you talk to friends and family about your beliefs, write a letter to the editor, start a blog, run for office, donate to candidates and causes you support, and whatever else it is you feel you can do to make the most of your beliefs and abilities?

There is  little I can tell you  on these issues that you don’t already know.

What are going to do about all this?

Are we going to get outworked by Tea Party/Republican Party folks like we were in 2010? Or are we going to move ahead and make progress in the time we have on this Earth?

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Houston Ship Channel Springtime—The World Around Us Has Value

Above is a picture that I call “Ship Channel Springtime.”

It is a picture I took at the Houston Ship Channel early last spring.

The man you see in the picture was walking down the grassy slope towards the Ship Channel.

Why was he walking towards the channel?

I don’t know. I’d have been crazy to ask.

Why would anybody be hanging around the Houston Ship Channel?

Except in my case.

I hang around the Ship Channel sometimes and I’m plenty normal.


Below is a wider view of the scene above.

You see your springtime scrapyard. Your springtime ships and barges. Your springtime industry.

You can embrace the world around you and learn about the world around you , or you can be angry all the time and feel out of place all the time.

The Ship Channel is a big part of Houston. Industry, production, and transportation are essential to Houston.

It’s great to study and to learn about the things that are around you.

Here are some facts and history about the Houston Ship Channel.

A Houston Ship Channel Springtime may not be your ideal experience of spring—Yet every place has merits and every place has a purpose.

Without losing sight of the facts of matter and without ever relenting in efforts to make life better , it is good and hopeful if we can see the best aspects of the world around us.

(Photos copyright Neil Aquino.)

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