Tech geek with a dog and a love for sports + a bit of a coffee snob.
This is hanging on the wall in my bedroom. It's the immigration paper my Great, Great, Great Grandfather, Patrick O'Neill, signed when he came to this country seeking a better life at the age of 27, it was 1847. He carried this paper with him for a year until he could apply for U.S. citizenship. Soon after he was granted citizenship, around 1848, he chased the American dream west to California...and as they say, the rest is history.
The luckiest of us have stories like this, others came against their will as slaves or are natives to this land and have had their land seized from them... I've been thinking about this over the last year. The events of the last 48 hours have brought some of my greatest fears to bare. I'm upset in ways I can't even begin to articulate.
Beyond the fact that almost every national security expert has said these actions by Trump will make us less safe, I can't even comprehend the cruelty it takes to turn away families fleeing war, the insanity of turning away the world's brightest minds on the way to study and research at our Universities, or the short sightedness and stupidity of telling the world that America is no longer the land of opportunity.
We're a country of immigrants and it is one of the things that makes me most proud to be an American.
Made it to #Rio. Can't wait to watch this amazing woman run in the Olympics this morning!
This amazing woman runs in 800m finals at U.S. Olympic Trials tonight. I've watched her claw her way back from injury and fight everyday to be in this position. Can't wait to see what she does tonight. Love you @fastkate