AS WE ENTER 2022

We can only hope we evolve out of the pandemic, our active part is to get vaccinated, wear mask, and advocate for global access and distribution.

Difference between pandemic of 100 years ago and today –

Lillian Wald, founder of modern-day public health nursing

Then – Prevalence of a strong public health system with a focus on primary care, prevention, health promotion, and maintenance. With the holistic view of the individual/ family/community as the Client. 

Now- Decimation of the U.S. public health system to focus on fee-for-service/for-profit sick care medical/insurance/ pharmaceutical/nursing home, medical devices industries.   

Then, holistic public health nursing focus on collaborative treatment of the Client. 

Today – U.S. has the highest incidence of and deaths from Covid-19 in the world. U.S. ranks #37 in WHO statistics in basic health indices and last among developed countries by the Commonwealth Fund. 

Angela Merkel for president of the World.

The world needs Dr. Merkel’s leadership, insight, understanding, compassion, intuition to peacefully bring decision-makers to reflect truth, honesty, humane values, not weapons/war/drones/destruction.

The First, 2021

 Madame Vice-president Kamala Harris

Madame Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Amanda Gorman, poet, Inauguration 2021                                                                 “For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.  If only we’re brave enough to be it.” 

Greta Thunberg speaking at UN Climate Summit                                                               Global climate advocate who speaks truth and puts adults to shame.             
Deserving of Nobel Peace Prize.
DR. JANE GOODALL, UN MESSENGER OF PEACE                                                       
“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all all be saved.”        
Global Advocate with lessons to be learned for the interconnectedness of all living things in our global environment.
Christmas Tree Dupont Circle 2021, honoring Dr. Jill Biden, Educator

Bravest

Prince Harry with courage to break out of the only life he knew to free his spirit for social justice advocacy from what John Oliver termed an “emotionally stunted” system. 

Antidote to the Pandemic

   My grandfather, W.C. Fields films, for Humor is the best medicine of all.  W.C. Fields said, “If I can make them laugh and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied.” What the world needs now.  www.wcfields.com

Antidote to the Pandemic in two words – Cary Grant (any film on TCM).

Reflections on Thanksgiving 2021 and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Native American women brought meaning to the Day – thankfulness, sharing, love, peace. Reciting blessing of tribal elders – “Creator and Ancestors, we honor you for all things. We honor the Lenape people of Manahatta and all our relations. Now we are here; and will always be here. And so it is.” Acknowledging the original Native American territory of Manhattan.                                                                                                                          

Representing the Mashpee Tribe of The Wampanoag Nation. From Left to Right: Gertrude “Kitty” Miller, John Peters, Dasia Peters, David Pocknett, Talia Landry, Cheenulka Pocknett, Siobhan Brown, Carolyn Wynne, Hartman Deetz. (Photo/Indigenous Direction)    BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF,  NOVEMBER 25, 2021

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There is Hope with respect, dignity, humane kindness to all in our small global community, then there is Peace within and without – individual, family/support system, community – local, national, global.

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