I am finding it hard in this new year to be positive when everywhere I read it is about greed for more things, more profit, just plain more. What a species we are.

What is even more troubling is the increase in fear making and the felt need for barricades.

What happened to honest and open negotiation?  What happened to community responsibility balancing individual gain?  I want to trust my neighbour and my government to be each other’s keeper.  But can I?

But I do want to trust.

There is a world I long to see and it is one without barricades.