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At the beginning of 2020 I was pretty sure this year would be the same as the rest, sure I had ambitions for it like I did every other year, but they just sorta blended together, like they always did.
I never put much thought into how this year would be, because it just sorta goes by and before you know it it’s January first and you're wishing for a happy new year!
That is not what 2020 is about at all.
2020 is filled with tears and anger and such anguish it was criminal, the things that we have allowed to go on, they are just terrible. It’s not even half-way through the year and it already sucks!
One thing I knew for sure was that January first was the day I said to myself- "Hey maybe this year won't suck so badly."
Nope, somehow we managed to make it worse than before! I’m actually laughing while I write this because its just crazy how much we can manage to screw stuff up.
My dog is looking at me like I’m crazy right now, chewing on an antler and looking at my hands as they clack on the keyboard. I gave him a smile and all he did was tilt his head cutely.
I still have no reason for writing this, it’s kinda pointless, but at the same time I never sit back and just enjoy writing anymore, it’s always on a deadline in my head, I don’t enjoy a lot anymore, but maybe someday I can look ahead and say, "Yeah, life is gonna be good to me" It’s a far off thought, but I still hope that it happens.
Mason (my border-collie puppy) is sitting next to my dad right now, or not, he just moved up next to me again, chewing on a toy squirrel now, he was something in my life that I really hope I never forget, by the time I read over this again, he’ll be too old, or passed away by then, but that doesn’t mean I won’t miss him, because I know that I will.
He's a good dog, he sticks by me, and we get each other, he’s a little weird and he’s standoffish sometimes, but I still love him. That’s the things about life that I’m still realizing today, something’s aren't going to be close to you, they’ll be somewhere in-between, They’ll find their place among your life, and you will either pull them along for the ride or you’ll let them be.
People are so fascinating, and everyday I am proved correctly, what they do, what they say, what they think, how they feel, how they live life.
It’s such an interesting thing.
I know I am a human too, but on some level I know that people don’t view the world the way that I do, I’m open, in a way that most people find gross. I see everything from everyone’s perspective, because I almost feel like I’ve been where they were sometime in my life.
Even if I know that’s physically impossible, I like to think, ‘Hey, maybe they have a point, they have an opinion too, they are a person too, they have a life, why should their opinion mean less just because I don’t agree with it?’
That’s the thing about most people, they think that they are always right, and that is just asinine. You cannot always be correct, everyone has something going on in their life-big or small it doesn’t matter, and they have opinions on those subjects, and they have values and morals, and all these things about them that make them who they are.
I like to think that people are like rocks, some of them are completely put together, whole, they know where they’re going, and then you have some who are broken, beyond repair, but they are still rocks. then you have those who are worn down, exhausted from being worked so hard in life, and honestly I know that is how some people are. Then there are some that have odd shapes or colors, they may be different, but they are still rocks, and if there is nothing wrong with that rock, and the way it is, the way it looks, then there should be nothing wrong with it compared to other rocks.
We are all rocks, whole;broken;worn-down;oddly-shaped;different-mindset;different-color. It doesn’t matter, we are all one in the same, and if you were to look at a beach, all you’d see is rocks right? They're all the same right? It doesn’t matter if they have pointy edges or if they’re big or small or light or dark, or somewhere in-between, they're all rocks right? You’d just look at it and say,
“Wow, that is a lot of rocks.”
Because we are together, and we all make up that beach, that wonderful beach that people should love, where they come to smile, and laugh, and be happy with other people, we weren’t meant to fight, if we were, we’d be bullet proof; but we’re not, we are meant for better things, and this is not what we were put here for.
Each of us has a purpose, it doesn’t matter if it’s huge or tiny, we do our part, and then our beach shall flourish because we worked for something greater, for something beautiful.
This is not what we were meant for, we were meant for better, we were meant for something, but this is not it.
Peace is an option, so is war, I know which one I’d choose, how about you? Would you choose love over hate this time?
Mason would choose love, that much I know.
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Biden says US vaccination is lagging behind
According to him, the efforts of the Donald Trump administration are "far behind" what is needed, and at the current pace it will take "years, not months" to vaccinate the majority of the US population.
Even with a sharp acceleration in production and vaccinations, it will take months to vaccinate the majority of the population, Biden warned.
“We've only vaccinated a few million, and at the pace of the vaccination program, it will take years, not months, to vaccinate Americans,” Biden said.
Richland School District Selects New Superintendent
The Richland School District has recently announced that it has hired a new superintendent that will begin her position effective August 2020.
Dr. Shelley Redinger, current Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, will assume her Richland position next month.
Redinger is a Richland native, and has worked with the Richland School District before, holding other administrative positions.
This great announcement comes after the district had many struggles attempting to find a new superintendent to be longtime Superintendent Dr. Rick Schulte's successor.
SEATTLE COPS KILLED A MAN THREATENING AND ATTACKING PEOPLE
Police arrived at West Mercer Site and Elliott Avenues West about three pm on Tues after multiple Emergency calls claimed that a guy with weapons was threatening people and attacking them.
S.P.D claims 2 police fired their guns during a Taser activation, which hit the guy.
The guy was declared dead at the site after first aid was given by policemen.
The Department of the King sheriff's department will perform an impartial investigation, through the procedure. Power Response Unit and Crime Spot Forensic officers reacted to the accident. Representatives of the Division of Public Transparency and the Attorney General's Agency were also included as were members of the K.C.S.O.
SEATTLE TECH LEADERS RELEASE GUIDE FOR WORKING PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS DURING THE CORONA CRISIS
Working parents in the last few months do not have easy working from home while taking care of their kids.
This is why a community of Seattle technology national leaders launched a new guide for businesses to better empower employed parents/caregivers in small and medium-sized companies.
Seattle company 'Legs Up' led the study and sought support from HR representatives at organizations like Avalara, Convoy, Reverb, Rover, Textio, Zillow, and much more.
"The tutorial contains quotations about what parents and caregivers are suffering, resources for firms that provide one‘s staff (such as discounts), specific recommendations for changing H.R laws and policies, quotations and recommendations from city-wide directors, and much more," stated “ Jessica Egert, chief executive officer of Leg Up.
With institutions of higher learning quickly moving towards distance education and the lack of adequate care options, employed parents experience the almost unfeasible task of managing their career paths with taking care of their kids.
SEATTLE BASED VACCINE SHOW PROMISING RESULT TO FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
Medicine-maker-Moderna today revealed positive tests in the 1st Seattle based corona-virus drug research. Kaiser Permanante's drug trial is evaluating the drug Moderna has produced.
Tests indicate patients, including those with the lowest dosage, had receptors identical to those who had corona-virus and healed from it in their plasma.
The drug consists of, no bacterial infection but, consists of an infection R.N.A. 45 citizens of the Seattle area contributed to the report.
Jennifer Haller, 44 was the first to come from Seattle. It looked like a flu medicine, she added. The very next day her only complaint was a slight pain in her shoulder.
She was happy with today's confirmed performance.
"It is very, very great to know this one has beneficial results," Haller stated. "I believe this will encourage us to think about moving out above themselves and finding ways to support and making use of the opportunity we have of serving us."
Bothell's Neal Browning is also on the medical study.
"I've been excited, I've been filling my investments big," Browning stated. "So incredible to know these reports."
"We don't know whether it can create the spike proteins when we get the shot. We do not know whether the products possess the spike proteins, whether our immunity system can recognize it? And so if it detects it, does it generate the correct antigens? It seems like we're finding the lottery; all 3 have occurred."
Moderna has F.D.A clearance for study step Two. Step Three will commence this summer.
In Phase 2, 601 clinicians will be included.
If it remains to be promising, Moderna confirmed that the drug could be authorized as quickly as in the collapse for urgent use for people at high risk, such as first rescue workers and healthcare experts.
BAY KIDS CLUB IS NAVIGATES THROUGH OUTBREAK
Oregon and Washington's dissolution of schools has required educators to be innovative in communicating with learners.
And like other services for education the problem wasn't any unique.
On Tues, Taylor Gilbert of Bay Socialites visited AM Plus to discuss how well the group is handling the outbreak.
PORTLAND IS RELAXING ITS STAY AT HOME EMERGENCY ORDER FOR UNESSENTIAL BUSINESS
On Mon, the day of a simulated emergencies-Council meeting, the Committee agreed that it would no longer implement aspect of the directive that prevented unessential companies from sending out goods or enabling pick-up on the roadside.
The initial town-wide directive created uncertainty of whether companies, including bookshops and yarn retailers, considered unessential, might deliver items via the mailbox or provide kurbside pick-up.
Portland-Councilman Tae Chong claims it's about seeking a practical way to redevelop.
"I don't really want to admit that any company is more important than others. As soon as we have a standardized way of keeping workers secure and people safe that is what I am searching for," retorted Chong.
The complete committee will debate the gauge at its Apr Twenty-seven meeting.
City administrators gave a notice that parks would be closed if the public did not comply with the social distance policy.
PORTLAND - It's been a fantastic weekend, and Portland Parks is still running, but the city officials are urging people to obey social distance policy.
Mark with Portland Parks and Entertainment indicated that if the public did not comply with the social distance rules that we have to close parks.
In Oregon, a strange object washed up on the coast of Alsi Bay, could it be a fragment of a SpaceX spacecraft?
Local authorities responded to the incident and examined the site. It was decided to contact SpaceX Elon Musk.
SpaceX engineers evaluated numerous photographs of the object and concluded that it can be transported safely.
Item was moved to a safe location for further study.