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JANUARY - "Keep Your Eyes on the Stars and Your Feet on the Ground" Theodore Roosevelt

Current Household at 53 A  new year now. So much has already been said about the one behind us - and I've listened and read attentively.  I don't feel any contribution I make will improve anything. I'm devastated that we are no longer a part of Europe - except in the geographic sense. At least six European countries can be identified in my DNA. I'm so proud of that!  I thought the world was getting smaller - and then that all changed - and here we are - cast adrift and floundering in rough seas. I think back to the idealistic internationalism of my youth and I feel cheated. But I wanted a perfect world - that was unrealistic - I know that now - but wasn't it good to see a beautiful vision of a fair and equal, flourishing and healthy planet? The winter night skies have the power to make us forget that there is anything at all that needs to be put right. Look up when the stars are visible - read their stories - they can tell us a thing or two - they've been here a

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