Globalist elites want to take away liberties and freedoms

The globalist elites will make trillions upon trillions of dollars with a “great reset” and possibly a worldwide takeover of the economy. Society is in danger of losing our rights, liberties and freedoms. The globalist elites will do whatever it takes in order to enable this economic and social “reset”; and Covid is the perfect and convenient excuse.

Millions of people have already lost their jobs, businesses and way of life. The globalists want to enlarge Amazon. Small businesses and local mom and pop shops will have to shut down to make way for the likes of Amazon and Alibaba. People will go bankrupt, lose millions on the stock market and the globalist elite will come in to swoop them up for pennies on the dollar. This is how they will enrich themselves. This was how the globalist elites made their billions after the great depression of the 1930s. It’s happened all before.

This is also global thing. Believe me, the world is watching. Everyone is talking about this “great reset” or worldwide take-over. It’s no longer just a conspiracy; it’s all out it the open. Election fraud and corruption is the only way they can force this upon the people. Freedoms and liberties have already eroded all around the world. The same thing will happen around the world–Europe, Asia, Africa. This is the coming globalism. Some have called it “commonism.”

Hong Kong has already on the way of becoming another authoritarian controlled state. If the United States follows this path of socialism and centralized government, it might spell the end of the democratic republic. The right to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, press freedom, etc. will slowly erode and disappear.

Americans need to re-read and learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and documents like the Magna Carta and essays like the Federalist Papers. These are several of the main foundational documents of America’s democratic republic. I am not an expert on these documents but I believe these ought to be read and taught in schools and in university classrooms–both in and outside the United States. There is lots to be learned from the founders and drafters of the U.S. Constitution.

Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is not the path to take. It is the wrong path for America and for any nation state. Marxism was not what built-up the United States. It was a limited form of government that enabled free market capitalism to exist in conjunction with the three branches of government: the executive branch (president), the legislature, and the judicial. It’s not always perfect due to human sin, but it is certainly much better than the alternatives of socialism.

Nations states that have taken the path of socialism have all been complete failures. Look at what it did to Russia and China in the early days. Marx’s ideology might be well-meaning on the outside, but at its core, it is evil and requires evil acts, lies and manipulation to implement this “great reset” within a free society.

Young people, get a good liberal arts education where you will learn the classics of American history and foundations documents like the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Federalist Papers and the Magna Carta. These are invaluable to a free society.

My father lived an early part of his life in Communist China. He used to tell me the CCP was evil. I thought this ought not to be taken too seriously. Today, having seen what the CCP is doing to innocent Uyghers in Xinjiang, to the Christian Church, and to practitioners of Falun Dafa, I believe my father was totally correct in saying the CCP and Communist ideology was evil. The CCP blatantly abuse people’s basic human rights of freedom of thought, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and conscience. They also control the media and press in order to control the people. It is not a free country. They steal technology from the west and sell their goods back to the west.

I used to think this globalist elite was just some conspiracy, but today, we are witnessing its willful spread of deception, fraud, lies and corruption. It is happening before our eyes. I can see this is no longer a conspiracy. It has now become a reality. The global elite have come out of hiding. They might also attempt to use the military and the police to intimidate and control the people. The free world will be weakened until it has become an empty shell.

If America goes, so goes the world. I cannot express the pain that faithful Americans are experiencing right now. The big lies of the globalist elite will undoubtedly drive a wedge of bigger divisions between the left and the right, and between freedom loving Americans and those who don’t care either way. The country is now hugely divided right now and will be even more divided if the Democrats continue to insist on impeaching Trump. Public anger will arise; it is heating up quickly.

Good Christian people, continue to pray for the future of America and for protection over the free world. Pray for our physical safety. If you are angry and frustration by the left and globalist elites corruption and manipulation, use your righteous anger to do the right thing. Fight for freedom. Support truth, honesty and justice no matter what the left is doing. God will use his people and direct them in the pursuit for justice and truth.

North Korean Defector Exposes Kim Jong Un & China

Got to watch. Patrick Bet-David and defector Yeon-mi Park on his channel Valuetainment. This was one of the most fascinating interviews I have heard about North Korea and the life they live. Life in this false utopic Communist state is something we in the west don’t get to hear about. Very eye-opening. Thanks Patrick and Yeon-mi.

Talking could transmit coronavirus

Woman wears facemask outdoors

When someone exhales a big sneeze, they’ve found that viruses can travel up to 8 metres (or 26 feet). Talking can also transmit tiny molecules. Sounds scary? The only thing that can prevent tiny molecules from traveling through the air is a facemask, and an N95 is even more effective.

Early research by scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that droplets expelled while talking may transmit the virus that causes COVID-19. Findings show that a facemask is very helpful in preventing particles from traveling through the air (videos below).

As I blogged about this before here, and here. I still believe the public is not being rightly and properly informed that facemasks are helpful in this area of coronavirus prevention.

man in black coat holding book

When I’m shopping for groceries and observe how people react to others with facemasks, I get the impression they feel that they’re the ones who are sick. The irony is that those who do wear facemasks are most likely safer than those who don’t.

Our public attitude toward this needs to change. Personally, I’ve already started using a facemask in public and I still don’t feel comfortable with something sitting on my face. I’m finding that I’m subconsciously keeping my distance from others who do not wear a facemask. A change in my own attitude is gradually happening. In Canada, we have been extremely slow in making this change. I’m glad the Trump Administration has already encouraged wearing facemasks in the United States.

In Asia, even before coronavirus pandemic, they’ve been wearing facemasks habitually in order to prevent catching the flu. They’ve already gone through the cultural change due to lessons learned during SARS in early 2000s.

A reason behind Nova Scotia killer’s rampage

This week, the massacre in Portapique, Nova Scotia, left a string of at least 22 dead along the killer’s route on Highway 102 / Rte. 2. It will leave a negative impact on the surrounding community for a very long time. The motive is yet to be determined.

A recent article in the Epoch Times points to a common factor that runs across numerous mass killings in recent past. There was a lack of a father in the family.

“Whether they were Adam Lanza who committed the Sandy Hook killings, Elliot Rodger at UC Santa Barbara, Dylann Roof in Charleston, Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas, and on and on, they were all dad-deprived kids,” Warren Farrell, an American academic and author of “The Boy Crisis,” said in an interview.

Farrell, head of a White House commission to create a Council on Boys and Men during the Obama administration, says Wortman fits the same profile. “[Mass shooters] are almost always males as opposed to females, and they’re usually white, and there is dad-deprivation, which of course Gabriel Wortman’s father was absent for most of his life. He fits that category.”

Jason Unrau, April 23/20, Epoch Times article here

This is an interesting discovery. With the breakdown of marriage in the late 1970s to the present, we have created a Dad-deprived society where boys desperately lack a male role model.

In recent decades where liberal feminism has been on the rise, we notice that men have increasingly been feeling marginalized.

The role of the father is less appreciated. Have we lost the male role model in society?

The position in being a man has been tainted as “patriarchal” in a negative sense.

The tone espoused by radical and militant feminists feel accusatory when it comes to a man taking on the male leadership in the traditional family/household.

Is there still a place to restore a traditional male role model in a non-traditional society?

Wearing face masks in Asia


A health official checks temperature of incoming passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand on 9 March 2020 (AFP)

When Asia was in the thick of Covid-19, to not wear a mask in public was seen as inconsiderate. It’s like how we might see others who fail to sneeze into their own sleeve if we’re not quick on the draw, and just letting the germs fly in the middle of a crowd. Disgusting right?

Personally, I have never been one for wearing face masks but I’m noticing more people wearing them in public these days. We are being told to wear face masks only if you are sick or if you are a frontline worker like a nurse or a doctor. We regard this practice as socially unacceptable.

Face masks: socialized in Asian societies

In Asia, people are expected to wear a mask in public at all times–both adults and children alike.  The wearing of masks has almost become a sign of public courtesy. It heightens our awareness of germs and sends out the message that one ought to be cautious of not spreading or contracting germs.  Regardless of whether masks are effective or not, it’s seen as a symbolic gesture of social courtesy at the least.

I was surprised to learn that in Asia, to be seen not wearing a mask in public, one might get odd stares. A person shopping for essential items might be viewed as an exposer of germs.  He or she will not feel welcomes to shop there.

A Starbucks barista wearing a mask in Taiwan (Changhua county, 2017).

Asian people are deadly afraid of the virus. When Asia had the SARS and the MERS outbreak, thousands of people died, it didn’t much affect the rest of the world. The rate of fatality was close to 10% for those who did contract the virus (vs Covid-19 at 1-2%). Asians have become extremely sensitized.

For Asians who have come to North America, they have carried this practice over from Asia. It has been deeply socialized in the culture and has nothing to do with whether one has the virus. Should we fault Asians in North America for wearing face masks in public?

In Taiwan, the wearing of face masks is the norm and is highly encouraged by health authorities. It is more than just a social courtesy but also a health precaution for the healthy, and not just for those who are ill. 

A person not wearing a face mask while shopping for groceries might be barred rom entry. Some shopkeepers and local businesses take it very seriously. That’s why everyone will carry a face mask or even two with them. Wearing a face mask is a duty and a social responsibility for everyone.

Travelers at Hong Kong Int’l Airport at sanitizing station.

Do more widespread testing

Since the start of the outbreak in Wuhan, Asian countries have been treating the Coronavirus with war-like mentality. Nations and jurisdictions like Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong have done a very good job in warding off high infection rates. The wearing of face masks is only one of the contributors to their success.

They also do mandatory public temperature screenings at airports, schools and large public spaces. I know it seems somewhat draconian to have to check everyone.

Public health workers doing temperature screening will wear protective clothing. It gives the impression that the deadly virus could be lurking anywhere and could hit at any moment. It strikes fear in the public psyche. Some might opine that we need to increase this awareness and alertness to the dangers of the coronavirus.

These hardline measures are a stark contrast to our culture where social freedoms and liberties are highly valued and protected. Can we do this kind of thing in Canada and the United States?

Will we get to the point where a wide spread infection of coronavirus will require mandatory or random public check points, and if the donning of masks might become socialized in the western world?

We might be seeing a change very shortly. Rumors have it that the CDC has been considering a change in public directives regarding wearing face masks in public. A change might come after production of face masks gets ramped up in the United States. Is there a reason why we are being fed the line that face masks are reserved for frontline workers and the ill only? I think there might be.

Hope exists – even in our suffering

We might be asking ourselves, when is this Covid-19 pandemic going to end? We might be bored out of wit’s end and stuck in our home in isolation but around the world there are other negative events happening this week.

A Kenyan farmer tried to dispel desert locusts in a village east of Nairobi last week. The infestation in Kenya is the worst in 70 years.
  • Pestilence of biblical proportions in eastern Africa and Middle East: Massive swarms of 500 billion locusts are devouring entire swaths of vegetation in eastern Africa, i.e., Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and others, and now the Arabian Gulf. The likes of this has not been seen in 70 years. One swath measured 60 km long by 40 km wide. Over 20 millions people are in danger of starvation due to food shortage.
  • War and terrorism in western Africa: terrorists group, Boko Haram, is mercilessly murdering men, women and children and inflicting harm upon innocent people in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon.

We might be able to mitigate some evils but we cannot control all the bad and evil things happening in the world today.  The wise teacher from the book of Ecclesiastes speaks of equal and common treatment toward all humanity. 

“This, too, I carefully explored: Even though the actions of godly and wise people are in God’s hands, no one knows whether God will show them favor. The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t.”

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2 (NLT)

Regardless of whether we’ve been a good person, or done lots of bad things, this Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us in some way. 

This shows that control over the events in the world is not in our own human hands.  We might be rich, powerful, strong, healthy, smart and intelligent, funny, beautiful, weak, poor, ill, good or evil.  We do not have as much control as we might have thought we had.  Ultimately the destiny of our world is not in our hands.

The good news is that there is still hope. Hope is in the love of God.  There are things we can do to experience hope.

  1. Be teachable and listen for God’s soft voice during self-isolation/quarantine/lock-down. 
  2. Take this time alone to focus and pray to God. Ask yourself: what is God’s will in my own life.
  3. Enjoy the good gifts that God has already given to you. There’s always something.
  4. Pray to God for joy and hope, even in my own suffering, anxiety, sadness (or even boredom).

Marriage after Corona/Covid-19

Hi, I’m Kevin. I want to share a part of my life’s story in the blogosphere. It’ll be a longer read than usual.  I grew up seeing my parents suffer together.  When I was a young kid in Vancouver, my father raised the family (my Mom, brother and me) by working two or three part-time jobs.  Life was tough in my younger years but I didn’t know the difference. 

Later on we moved to the prairies of Saskatchewan. We worked hard together.  I grew up seeing my parents live a family-first model of marriage.  In this model, marriage is not so much about romance but it’s also about the kids, money, raising a family together.

When I grew up, became a young adult, went off to college in Ottawa and Virginia. I was taught to believe that the soul mate model of marriage was the only true way to live.  Life was about seeking happiness, and marriage was supposed to bring happiness.  From a secular view, marriage was actually seen as optional.  Marriage and children were a hindrance. These things can get in the way of achieving happiness and a comfortable lifestyle.  This is today’s current view of marriage. This will, however, change.

After college, I moved to Toronto.  I believed that life was all about achieving success in one’s career.  It was about finding the love of your life; one could then live happily ever after.  I bought into society’s ideals hook-line-and-sinker.  Love and success were supposed to make a person happy.  If one doesn’t find success and happiness, you would then be settling for second place; and second place was a loser’s place.

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, author W. Bradford Wilcox said this about the soul mate model of marriage:

“For those who are already married, the stresses and strains of marriage and family life in the time of Covid-19 will send thousands of couples to divorce court. Marital failure will be especially common for husbands and wives under the sway of what I call the “soul mate model” of marriage. The soul mate model—trumpeted in books like Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” not to mention countless songs and rom-coms—is the idea that marriage is primarily about an intense emotional and romantic connection between two people and should last only so long as that connection remains happy and fulfilling for both parties. This self-centered model gained in popularity for many Americans starting in the 1970s, the ‘Me Decade.’”

Later in my young adulthood life I realized this model to life and marriage was wrong-headed. I could see it taking me no where. I then realized that this was actually a mass deception created and perpetuated by the mainstream media and by Hollywood. A Me-First mentality.  I looked back and began to consider history and traditions, and why life seemed better in the golden olden days. Call it nostalgia if you wish.

I looked at myself and didn’t like what I had become.  Self-centered.  Selfish.  Prideful.  I knew that there had to be more to life than just seeking happiness for myself. I confessed and repented of my ways. I made a switch, slowly but surely.

Wilcox said of the family-first model of marriage: “in times of trial and tribulation, most people—and most spouses—don’t become more self-centered, they become more other-centered, more cognizant of how much they need their family members to navigate difficult and dark times.  He believes that in a post-Covid-19 society, the family-first model of marriage will gain ground against the soul mate model.  I agree with this.

Since the great depression of the 1930s, we haven’t had such a big downturn in job losses. During this Covid-19, experts and economists are saying that we will definitely have a recession, or even, a depression.  I have never seen communities as a whole pull together. Perhaps 9/11 in New York City was one instance but on a national and worldwide scale, I don’t think this generation has ever seen anything within our lifetime as during this pandemic. There may very well be or a soon-to-be economic collapse, but of course, I’m hoping there won’t be one. It’s safe to say that everyone is coming to realize the dangers and calamity the virus will inevitably cause. 

I believe that in the end, people will pull together as communities, for the good of the community.  Families will also pull together and stick together.  Why?  In togetherness, one becomes stronger than when one is alone. Friendships will be bound together based on teamwork, team spirit and camaraderie.

An opposing direction that a post-Covid-19 society might go is the prepper-survival mentality.  Every man (and woman) for himself.  Screw the rest.  Prepare your home as a fortress to hide out.  Fill it with food, bullets, and survival items in order to stave off collapse for months or even years.  And bear fire arms. Have your ammo ready.  Lock and load to protect your fortress.  If the situation ever gets so bad, it could come to this low level post-Armageddon mentality.  Perhaps I’m too optimistic but I don’t think it will come to this level.

In togetherness, one becomes stronger than when one is alone. Friendships will be bound together based on teamwork, team spirit and camaraderie.

Families will come together because as human beings, we know there is something more to life than just living life in order to seek happiness.  There is also happiness in seeking to live life together.  This latter approach to life is bigger than life itself.  It puts the pressure off of yourself, the individual.  The pressure to succeed now lays in the bigger group, the community, and the family.

“There is also happiness in seeking to live life together.  This latter approach to life is bigger than life itself.”

My parents taught me something about sticking it out for the long haul.  Suffering for a short time will pay off in the longer term.  After I took on this new view of life, things began to change.  God blessed me with a life partner (rather than a soul mate).  We began a family together.  We now have a daughter in middle school.  Life hasn’t always been easy but life has been good together.  So far, so good.

This has been a part of my life experience and I wish to share this with the community I’m a part of in the blogosphere. I hope it encourages a few people out there who might read this.

When This is Over

Self-isolation has effected many people, if not everyone. I saw this online so I’m sharing this to encourage others out there. You might be feeling the same.

“When this is over, may we never again take for granted:

A handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbors, a crowded theatre…

 Friday night out, the taste of communion, a routine checkup, the school rush each morning…

Coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath…

A boring Tuesday, Life itself.

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be…

we were called to be….

we hoped to be and may we stay that way…

better for each other because of the worst.”

– by Laura Kelly Fanucci –

Facing our fears and considering others

Vancouver man loading up at Costco profits 100k reselling Lysol sanitizer on Amazon.

We worry about running short of food, toilet paper and basic human necessities.  It’s driven by fear and anxiety.  We worry, so we panic.  We panic, so we buy at insane prices. Hustlers know this. Therefore, there’s no need for panic-buying.  Just buy when we need it. And you hustlers stop hustling. 

Hustlers will take advantage of our fear and anxieties. Yes, buying and selling at fair prices is a legitimate source of income.  I’m not against making a profit. Nothing wrong with that; but when people do it to gouge others at a vulnerable time, it’s just plain wrong. 

Many people will face tough times in the near future. People will lose their jobs. Small businesses will shut down and owners do not know if they will reopen. Families will suffer.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, we all had enough toilet paper.  There was sufficient toilet paper in stock in every household, organization, school and business.  No one worried about running out of toilet paper or hand sanitizer.  Now, it’s a different story. My last two trips to the grocery stores, I stopped to look at the toilet paper aisle. Nothing.

If every single person refused to panic-buy, everything would continue as normal.  Each person and family would have sufficient stock at home and go about business as usual–free from shortage and worry. Today, that’s not the case. Panic and fear has driven us into shortage.

If 5 out of 10 people bought up extra stock, the next 5 would have nothing for themselves.  Five people buying just one extra would throw off the next 5 people.  It’s simple math.  If the same 5 didn’t worry about their lack, and just leave it on the shelf for the next person, the next 5 persons would have the toilet paper to purchase for themselves and their family. Simple right?

Logistics experts have this all figured.  They can predict how much each store needs to order for that week.  Logistics’ just-in-time arrival of stock don’t account for extra buying and hoarding.  Perhaps they can start factoring in these upcoming and possible pandemics like COVID-19.

Tennessee man stuck with 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizers stopped by Amazon and EBay.

I was flabbergasted seeing the news video of a man who bought out all the Lysol hand wipes from a Costco in Vancouver.  This couple sold them on Amazon and made Cdn $70,000-100,000.  Buying a pack for $15-18 and reselling it for Cdn$89 is wrong. Another price-gouging incident in the news.  Two brothers from Tennessee going from state to state buying from anywhere they could, bought 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizers. Their plan was to resell it for a profit at US$70 per bottle. Now he’s stuck with all of it in his garage.  Their Amazon, EBay and Costco accounts were shut-down.

I hope they and others like them learn from this. Price gouging at the expense of others during this difficult time is very inconsiderate and is driven by greed. This is selfish behaviour and no excuse can justify this selfish behaviour.

Being considerate of the needs of others is one of the golden rules. Love your neighbor as how you would like to be loved by others. If we all followed this, none of us would be lacking anything.

Love trumps our personal freedoms

I was thinking about who would most be against mandatory social distancing.  Human rights and social liberties advocates.  I don’t think we’ll be hearing much from them for the next few months. Don’t get me wrong. I love my social freedoms and liberties. Freedom and liberties are something we value in the free world.

Spring Break crowds gathered at Eighth Street beach in Miami Beach last weekend. 

 

The idea of mandatory social distancing would seem to go against the ideals of civil liberties.  One’s personal liberties is something we ought not to abuse. 

Is there a limit to our freedoms?  I would certainly think so. 

Is it a human right to walk around and do anything we want in any or every situation?  I doubt it. 

Freedom is a concept but only a concept when we consider life and death.  To refute the call to social distancing potentially puts many lives at risk by increasing the likelihood of spreading the virus.

If I put my personal freedom ahead of the life of my aging parents or grandparents with weaker immune systems (or yours for that matter) would I then be abusing my personal freedom?  You’d likely say, “Yes”, especially if it were your own grandparents who contracted COVID-19.

This past week during spring break, thousands of young people lined the beaches in Florida.  Later, they were all turned away and told to go home.  Beaches closed.

To me, what these young people did was a flagrant abuse of personal freedoms.  There’s a serious potential of endangering the lives of many people.  Apologies if you were one of these people but I’ve got to say it. Some got around the beach closures by having house parties indoors–away from public eyes–thus, refuting the call for social isolation. Sure you have the freedom to do this, but you could unknowingly pass on the virus to each other and then bring it home to your parents, grandparents or other friends and family members.

If everyone chose to abuse our freedoms and liberties, we would certain become like Italy and surpass their numbers of death. That would be scary.

So is there a limit to personal freedoms?  You bet.

Love for our neighbors is what we need to gauge ourselves by. We need to care for one another by considering the safety of others over our own desires or inconveniences. Love and genuine care and concern for others ought to trump our personal freedoms.

Pray for Italy

 

The number of deaths due to covid-19 in Italy has now surpassed that of China. Hard to believe. This is one of the earliest nations where the Christian church had its origins, including the nations in the Asia Minor region (modern-day Turkey). May we pray for Italy and all the people who live in this vibrant and beautiful country.

Lord our God, we pray for Italy and your people there. Bring them comfort and pour out your peace upon all your holy people. May you lavish your grace and healing upon this nation. As they call out to you, hear their prayers, O God.

How soap kills coronavirus

And just a reminder of how another type of washing (this one without soap).   Photo taken from a friend, Daniel Wong.

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:22-23).

May we be continually washed with God’s word and remind ourselves of our baptism in Christ Jesus.

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:22-23).

May we be continually washed with God’s word and remind ourselves of our baptism in Christ Jesus.

 

Top ten things to do in self-isolation

During this time in self-isolation, I will try to not watch too much news, but still keep up with world events.  Seems like the only event going on is the coronavirus issue.

Other than working from home during the day, I’m putting together a list of my top ten things I will try to do in the evenings while in self-isolation?

1/  Play board games or puzzles with family.

2/  Plant indoor flowers and vegetables. Spring is around the corner.

3/  Fix some things around the house.

4/  Read a book I’ve always wanted to read.  Books have been collecting dust.

5/  Journal or do some writing.

6/  Do some art, paint or draw.  Something artistic that inspires me.

7/  FaceTime or call old friends or relatives.

8/  Cook a meal I’ve never tried cooking before.

9/  Plan a trip I will take after this whole COVID-19 thing has blown over. 

10/ _______ I don’t know ?????? 

I need more ideas for my 10th thing-to-do. Feel free to add some of your ideas in the comments.

Keeping social distance

Currently working from home on the phone and devices.
Keeping a social distance if I’m out and about.

The phone, facetime and skype can help in connecting with friends and family but they’re not the same as person-to-person.

Can’t touch. Can’t feel. Can’t connect. No contact with real people.
Feeling a bit disconnected from everyone during self-isolation.

I’m healthy and well but just beginning to feel some distance from people already.
One day, this will all be over so keep up your spirit. We will overcome this.

After this is all over,
We will value person-to-person contact more than ever.

Blessings to all. Keep up the fight. Stay strong and healthy.

Toilet paper alternatives

This whole Coronavirus outbreak is just depressing. The more I listen to the news, the more depressed I get. You’ve heard stores have been running out of toilet paper.

If you’re close to nature and know what plants to look for, you won’t be in the lurch if you know what to look for. If you’re doing a nature hike and you realize you ran out of toilet paper, there are alternatives people have used for thousands of years to do their clean up. Below are some of these.

Lamb’s Ear leaves

Mullein (Miner’s toilet paper)

Grape Leaves

Brassica plant-type leaves (cabbage, kale, collard, etc.)

Redbud tree leaves

Mallow (herb)

Borage (immature)

Thimble berry leaves

Lamb’s Ear
Mullein
Redbud tree leaves
Grape leaves