Daily Archives: January 6, 2020

The Fires in Australia are a Warning

There are some who deny climate change. They say that it is a hoax. They say it is not as a bad as it is made up to be. They say the fires and the storms and the changing coastline are isolated incidents.

In light of the damage that the fires in Australia have caused, I would hope that those who deny climate change would see the error of their ways.

The fires in Australia are a warning. Climate change and global warming are real. It will take months, if not years for the region to recover. The loss of life, both human and animal is incalculable.

We have one Earth. Instead of nourishing, cherishing and respecting her, we have, used, abused and taken advantage of her. But Earth and Mother Nature have fought back.

The message is clear. We must do something now. Otherwise, I fear that humanity may not exist in the future as we know it to be today.

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With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace Book Review

To be a woman in a man’s world requires one to have a backbone. To be a woman of color in a white man’s world requires one to have much than a backbone.

Nikki Haley was formerly both the Governor of South Carolina and a state legislator. She was also the US Ambassador to the United Nations. In her new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace, Governor Haley writes about her perspective on politics, national events, and international events.

Though I don’t agree with her on everything in regards to politics, I admire her ability to be who she is and stand up for what she believes in. She is thriving in a professional world in white men still dominate. Women, especially women of color are still too much in the minority.

My problem, however, is with the book. The first third of the book is too slow for my taste. There were moments when I was ready to throw in the towel. It was in the second third of the book when it finally picked up.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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