A Start

Katrina return.

And, so it happened that many of us had our prayers answered today. Joesph Biden was elected The President of The United States. Although every vote isn’t counted, we know enough to call the race in his favor.

In just about every city in the United States the celebrations were on, as they should be. For those of us who believe in such topics as rule of law, that no one person is above the law, that we are a country of equals and the list goes on forever, yesterday was a day to celebrate. Maybe a good part of the next week can be too.

Then, it is time to start working. Follow the president-elect’s lead, start planning, start transitioning into a new era.

Beware. There are ten weeks in which the current president can do as much damage as possible. Look especially at the presidential pardoning process. Will he pardon preemptively, his family, his closest allies and maybe even himself?

Who knows?

Let’s just follow Presedent-elect Biden’s lead. He says that he will govern all of America’s people, not just the ones on the blue or red sides. Be gracious. As an old high school classmate of mine said, “This is not the time to spike the football.”

One more thing.

Adjust your expectations. The new administration is not going to repair issues and relationships over night. They are certainly not going to make the kind of moves that progressives want. I hope many of you are like me. I din’t support and vote for Biden because I thought that he would be a far ahead thinking leader. I voted for him because I knew that a lot of damage must be repaired.

I believe that where his 47 years of experience comes into play.

The flag on this page. You may have seen it in past posts. I made this picture long ago, in the first year following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. I found this little house that had been gutted in preparation for restoration. The work had stopped for whatever reason. Time passed. Three years time.

Whoever did the work hung an American flag on the wall. It partially fell down.

Whenever I think of the incredible damage caused by Katrina, I recall this photograph. It speaks of strength. Of resiliency. Of determination.

This little house mattered to someone. I am happy to report that the last time I drove by this house I did not recognize it. It was completely repaired. So well done, that I drove by it twice before the bell went off in my head.

I don’t have to make any direct comparisons. You know what I’m saying.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear Your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands.




10 responses to “A Start”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I’m happy for you all…it will take time for sure…but a new task force that believes in science will be very good place to start…stay healthy and safe Ray ~ ☺️🤗hedy

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Biden said that his team is preparing a lot of executive letters to turn around all of those that Trump signed. Those will be signed on the first or second day in office. The Covid task force is working now. The problem is Trump and the Republicans. Trump will fight until the end. Republicans seems bent on helping him or not doing anything, with the exception of a few. I worry about these next 10 weeks. Who know what real trouble Trump can cause?

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      1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

        Yes i read articles a few months ago stating this is what would happen when trump loses…it’s sad…but not unexpected…lots of work ahead…seems humans ought to know but hey I’m just a witness so far🤷‍♀️stay safe such a weird year…

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        You’re not a witness. You are a Canadian. You’ll be affected too. After all didn’t Trump start a trade war against y’all because you are a threat to our security. You know, Canada. The best friend we’ve had for 250 years. BTW, I had you talking… maybe on an IG video. I am right. You are a Canadian.


  2. Neeta Avatar

    Ray, that’s an editorial picture if there ever was one…thank you for capturing that moment. Also, thanks for your wise words about the upcoming change in U.S. leadership.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. The picture is an old one. Maybe 2006 or 7.

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  3. Philip Edwards Avatar


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  4. Witty Egg Avatar
    Witty Egg

    Do you have a picture of the restored house you can share?

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      No. I never photographed it because now it is recognizable.


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