I have a lot of conservative friends, and before covid, would have been probably the most “liberal” among them, but you know what they never did?

Never tried to shut me up; never belittled me; never shamed or rejected me if I argued about a point; and never rejected my children.
They never made me feel like I had to censor or edit my statements.

I also never heard any “white supremacy” or racism.

And when covid hit, they never abandoned me, but continued to gather and celebrate and live and love.
My school aged kids basically lost their two best friends from school; we didn’t see them for over a year. When my barely 12 year old’s friends reconnected in the spring, they never called again after he told them he wasn’t getting the covid 💉.
That saying, “without the darkness you’ll never see the stars” sounds so cliché, but has absolutely resonated for me with my friends.

They are absolutely one of the main reasons I don’t want to leave CA; I love and appreciate them so.

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My letter to my school board was read at the meeting:

I apologize that I can't make it in person this afternoon; my husband is still trying to finish bringing in the harvest.

When conformity is demanded, there is no path to true unity. I am writing to ask you to utilize
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Including my own father, I know ten people in my local circle who were vaccinated from covid, caught it, and recovered within the last month.

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