Letters to Tuvia Y2#30: Everything is on the Table #sol16 (11-14-16)

Morning T,

Finally we have  rain!  We need it, we need a lot of it  and we need sanity in the political world, A LOT OF IT!  As Obama completes the last months of his 8 years, I have never been more worried.  PLEASE DON’T LEAVE US O!  Don’t leave us with the Donald and his band of:Steve Bannon, the White Supremacist, Rudy, Newt, his kids running his business and advising him on governmental affairs? Really? And I’m surprised that I was depressed yesterday, itching to grab the phone and call you. But it’s better that you aren’t here for this and to make matters worse in late afternoon we got news that  Gwen Ifill  died at 61 of cancer. I know, probably the two most important sources of news for you were The New York Times and PBS Newshour.  Gwen was someone you trusted, a loss!

Tomorrow we’re off to the annual National Writing Project Meeting, this year in Atlanta. Early in our HVWP history we met in Atlanta for a conference.  The mood of the day will not be good but we’ll need to group hug, reminding us we are in this together.  Dark days ahead but we are together.

I have been here before- picking myself up after election losses but how do we survive Trumpworld?  I don’t  see a silver lining here.  Bring back Bush! What? ?

Good thing we have this writing community, right?

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Bonnie S.

 

 

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15 thoughts

  1. Oh, Bonnie. I don’t know what to say. Except we need to keep on. We need to give each other strength and purpose in the days ahead.
    I’ll be in Atlanta at NCTE. This seems to happen on a regular basis. You are in the same location as I am but not. Thankful for the virtual connections!

  2. What a sad state of affairs when one longs for the Bush administration. I’m with Julieanne, we need to keep on and stay the course to what we know is right and fair. It will be hard and there will be forces to try and squelch our voice, but we need to continue. Have a great time in Atlanta! You are with your tribe!

  3. Ha… I don’t really long for Bush but in comparision to Trump? I don’t remember being nervous then, just pissed that Gore was cheated. I think we are in for very dark days if Trump is able to do what he’s promised. I booked a few trips yesterday- that should get me through the winter of my discontent.

  4. We in my family have joked about bringing back Bush too. Who would have thought we’d ever say that! I am hoping to continue on, reading and joining organizations that are watching. Keep on, Bonnie! Have fun this week with friends, too!

  5. Each day I think I’ll get my bearings. It’s not happening. Last night a student informed me that she doesn’t feel safe walking a few blocks from her home to school in Peekskill. She said people call her names, and now her father drives her everywhere. What’s happening? How do we stop it?
    I’m glad you will be with folks at the writing conference.

  6. I’m with you & Tuvia, Bonnie. The loss of a trusted journalist at this time stings more. As for the mood at the NWP Conference, I’m a defensive pessimist, and I’m hopeful it’ll surpass your expectations 😉 I look forward to writing-project news from you in the future.

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