Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year. How? Why?

The environmental crisis ~ fear for the future, the inability to feel as though I can do anything. The racial tension in the US. Somehow it feels staged in order to create divide, although of course the divide exists.

We are so saddened by the refugee crisis. I'm not yet sure how we will take action. Losing Maddy in Santa Cruz was extremely devastating to us as a community. I have never been so close to a murder/kidnapping situation and it scared the shit out of me. I'm still so sad for her family so angry at her killer, and left wondering... WTF!!!

I am watching the presidential campaign with interest and trepidation. It is hard to imagine how it will all turn out. I hope that whoever is our next president will be up to the job and will share many of my values.