Tuesday I stepped out on my west-facing balcony and snapped these photos at 6:19 a.m. The three-day weekend was over. The nation's birthday had been celebrated once again. I wanted to crop the photos and post them with a note to the country that on the first day of its new year we Americans should try to not screw it up, but instead observe the beauty, be mindful of ourselves, and kind to others. But then I burnt the toast for my avocado/egg/cheese sandwich and had to leave for work.
Today was really rough, but tomorrow is going to be another new morning for the nation. We still have an opportunity to stop screwing it up. What say we try? Please.