Happy Holidays!

No doubt 2020 is going to go down in history as one of the worst years on record - millions of people passing through the veil courtesy of Covid-19, the economic ruin of small businesses and families courtesy of big box padded political war chests (don't get me started...), the moronic nature of those who refuse to get with the 'social distancing - wear a mask dammit!' movement and all the rest.

If 2020 has done one good thing it is that it finally put a mirror in front of us and showed us what we really are, where we have been and where we need to be going! BLM, BIPOC, TERF and all the related acronyms have become a part of our daily lexicon and my hope for 2021 is this will lead to REAL and MEANINGFUL dialogue to take us ALL forward TOGETHER to build something SPECIAL and LASTING.

The Marine Corps mantra is 'No man left behind!' and in the war ahead to achieve REAL equality for ALL we need to think in terms of 'No PERSON left behind!'.

Ok, I will step down off my soap box for a couple days. Please, from the bottom of my heart, have a Joyfull (if slightly different) and Safe Holiday Season and ALL the BEST in 2021!

Peace and love,

Mark

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