Sunsets for Sarah: Adios mi amor

Another shot from Carmel River State Beach during Sharon and Paul’s visit.  I’ve found that I really like shooting on angles lately.  I have to force myself to shoot something straight on these days.  Anyway, here’s an awesome sunset on an angle.

Adios mi amor

Adios mi amor

We now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast and Sunsets for Sarah will be back in the new year.

Possibilities are a changing

Announcement: I’m going to start using this blog more to do some actual writing and sharing things that I come across on my travels and will be moving my photography off to a new site, but will announce that move when its ready.

Now, I share this video with you because it helps highlight why I feel we are in such an awesome time in our country’s history. For once, I can say that I’m living in history of change for the betterment of society. I feel it, I belong to it.

Generations before me have had their defining moments, and many of those moments coincided with wars. Wars between countries, wars between ourselves, wars between ideals, wars between . Today, we can say that we are hopefully in the last chapter of the war that . There is still a large societal war in our country between ideals. Everyone has their own ideals, and that is going to make this next chapter in our history a hard one to write. We have the title of the chapters already written: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Economy. Those chapters will not be easy to pen, and may still take time to re-write after starting over and over.

No longer can we look at problems like they are so absolute. Being a programmer I like to think that each problem is like a piece of code. There are multiple routes we can take to fix each problem, however its not always the easiest nor quickest route that best solves the problem, and sometimes you need to start from scratch.

The journey begins now, its up to us to help write the future that we want. The paths we take will shape this country, and the world, for generations to come. Yes. We. Can.

It has happened, change is in our hands

For the two past Presidential Elections, I was unfortunate to vote for the guy who didn’t win.  This time, I helped choose the winner.

I’m not gonna lie, I cried when we saw the projection on CNN and then watched MSNBC show video of many people celebrating.  I grabbed this screenshot from the MSNBC website.  I will remember this night forever.

Let us hope that these words ring true and we truly usher in a new era in our country’s history:

Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.

And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words — yes, we can.

Taken from the speech that has become known by “Yes, we can”.

Yes. We. Did.