January 5, 2021-
I am pretty much “bounced back” from the twenty-two miler. It’s nice to be “retired” and to be able to sleep extra, when needed. Pinky swear, though, the lessons I took from Copper Mountain Loop will not be cast aside. I got in a mild workout, this evening, at Planet Fitness, with no creaks and groans, so all’s well again.
On a wider front, there are those of my friends who legitimately are concerned about the days, months and years ahead. Let me say this:
The rights of children, to safety and well-being, are timeless, and inviolable.
To no one is given the right to violate the person, safety, health and well-being of another human being.
Elders are due the respect afforded by their years of service, to family, community and nation.
No one is entitled to extralegal privilege, based on the cleverness and stealth of their planning, or the loudness of their voice.
Leaders, regardless of ideology, cannot cherry-pick which laws they will follow, or which citizens they will protect.
Citizens who deny the human rights of people, with whom they disagree, are taking de facto leave of true citizenship.
Be safe and well, every one of you.