If not now… When?

One of the functions History serves is to provide perspective. Since my cancer diagnosis I have found a new interest in History. In particular what I have come to realize is how much of what we perceive as of concern with Trump in office is really just the realization he is not so different from all the others. From at least the 60s to now, we’ve been sold a bill of goods, yet to be realized, again and again. Abortion rights, voting rights, environmental Justice, right to privacy, right to Healthcare, ERA, guns, no Wars. We keep rehashing the same old things. When is the Myth of America going to become reality?

SLC Homelessness. Bad form?

It’s easy to call “bad form” when you have a roof over your head.

https://www.ksl.com/article/46673485/lt-gov-cox-calls-slc-homeless-protest-bad-form-says-there-are-better-ways-to-voice-concerns

not mine. just adding some beauty where needed.

Utah public lands managed?

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2019/09/pinyon-pine-juniper-forests-utah-torn-out-why

What’s happening right now under our noses before we have a chance to stop. When I read this my brain goes dizzy with cognitive dissonance trying to understand such self serving, mendacious reasoning.

just some Utah sky

Clear explanation of inversion.

Winters here and inversion season is upon us. This pic shows very clearly how layers in atmosphere work to create inversions. Of course we help a bit also.

Gun violence data: Odds of being shot, other causes of death compared

https://amp.businessinsider.com/us-gun-death-murder-risk-statistics-2018-3

Some stats to help understand our ways of dying.

There are huge racial disparities in how US police use force – Vox

https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938186/police-shootings-killings-racism-racial-disparities

Another view of the police violence we live with.

take a deep breath..

New Study Says White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Minority Suspects : NPR

I haven’t done enough research to fully understand this. It’s just one more aspect of our violent culture that needs to be sorted out.

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/26/745731839/new-study-says-white-police-officers-are-not-more-likely-to-shoot-minority-suspe

As usual, a picture to take a breath by…