It is probably the optimist in me who wants to believe that we humans on planet Earth are more alike than we are different. Forget the red states or blue and set aside socio-economic demographics, the color of skin or religious beliefs, and let's just help each other.
That's the one thing -- the most important thing -- any of us can do in life. If you don't know this by now, you will when you get older.
This concept is crystal clear to me when I am "on island" in Hawaii. It is not so clear when I am back on the Mainland. Probably because I am not surrounded by similar mindsets.
When I read Kathy Streib 's roundup last night, just before settling in to write my blog, I instinctively knew what I needed to do. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Help Jim Cronin from the Real Estate Tomato after Paradise Fire.