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Happy New Year! Goodbye 2017...We Are All In This Together!

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I am a firm believer that those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it.  However, the past is a place of reference not residence.  I am capping off a very tumultuous year for myself and this country at my parent's house in the quiet but beautiful and picturesque country near the North Carolina/Virginia border.  I just finished watching the new Dave Chappelle comedy special on Netflix where true to form; he literally offended pretty much every socio-economic/political/racial/religious/ethnic/gender group in existence in a hilarious manner.  The big question that came to mind after laughing for a solid hour was why do all those polarizing groups exist in the first place?


I have gone through several cycles of thought on division in my life on this planet.  I have traveled to various countries extensively and made friends all around the world.  What strikes me is no matter where I go, there are more similarities than differences between people everywhere.

I was always a s…