Right now, our nation is experiencing yet another tribute to "sandbox development" stage of arrested development in our government. Many others who are wiser than I can comment onto the should and shouldn't of these activities. But for now, I simply want to share images of what our country means, of the fight to create a nation of freedom, of a country meant for individuals to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but also to value and contribute hard work, smart work, and willingness to keep developing themselves to their best so our country can be our best. Maybe some things have gotten lost in translation over time.

So here are some simple images of our nation, built on our strengths and our mistakes, our vision and our blindfolded ignorance, our hope and our faith in ourselves and our fellow humans.