Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again sunny, breezy, cool and always delightful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Friday morning, the twenty-ninth day of August, 2014, a spectacular one out on those aforementioned platitudes one finds oneself when getting lost in the beauty of this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age. Of course, this is Labor Day week end and the Cape and Islands will be jam packed with everyone from everywhere from now ’till Monday when they, like the Osprey, will fly away for yet another season. Many are on a ferry from Nantucket, already pining for those lazy summer days, even as I write these words, or, have already left their favorite spot in this magic kingdom and are sitting at a desk in some high rise wondering when will it be that I SEA that great place again? “Seasons in the Sun indeed…”. Fear not, summer will be back again next year, so until then, we will as always, leave the Light on for ya!’.
In the ‘real world’, especially on FOX “NEWS?”, the grim reality of living in their Murdoch produced man made FEAR never ceases to amaze. From Ebola to ISIL, immigration/impeachment, Ferguson’s simmering tempest and the incredible amount of energy coming at you with school starting, a new TV/NFL Football season and of course, who can forget, the 2014 midterm elections here in the good ‘ole US of A! It was fun to hear Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a Republican, chime in at the Koch Brothers “hostile take over of the United States of America” annual summit at the fancy St. Regis resort in Dana Point, California. A fitting Monarch of hotels, really, I have been there. It was at this swanky get together the plutocratic overlords have every year for the most recent memory, plotted to eliminate the EPA and the need for a democracy all together… A sentiment that the fine (outdated and dangerous) excuse for a United States Senator told a crowd of like minded men that he had their back all the way and that if, God Forbid, the Republicans win back that Senate come the fall, well then, he will personally go out and buy more puppet strings, ’cause, buy gum, we sure are going to need a whole lot more! Yep, we be passing all those new deregulation bills into law! Isn’t that right Mr. President?
Stay tuned, but ’till then Mitch– don’t you go changin’ just to please me–ya hear? You too Charles Koch, but just remember, we all breathe the same air, drink the same water and eat the same food and we all get to answer to our own consciences, assuming you have one. Maybe not all eat the same food, as many in this nation live in food/education/environmental/Gaza strip like deserts, where one is limited to dinner at say a tax dodging corporate “food” merchant like Burger King, who like to say, “…have it your way!” Let US keep the ever growing gap between the haves and the have nots expand until every last bridge falls down. Let us keep the system, the rigged system, of what is being toted as democracy today (with the little letter d). Yes, by all means, let us keep that system in place. In fact, let “US” make it stronger so that the gap grows even more until one day, the ’system’ fall apart due to it’s imbalance. Like a house of cards it collapses on itself, leaving a whole lot of people very angry at the few who have profited, enjoyed this nation’s WEALTH, her natural resources, while vowing to leave nothing for the many who do most of the living, laughing, loving and eventual, after a hopefully long a happy life, dying in this great nation. A nation built on the principal that if you work hard and live right, you can get ahead. Not a nation built on every man for himself and ‘he that hath all the GOLD makes all the rules. That is why this nation exists in the first place, because of rules like that! Just ask King George III…he’ll tell ya!” ! Have a nice week end folks, Labor Day week end, remembering to be good to yourself–loving the little things around you. Grateful people are happy people, those who aren’t, aren’t…… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M