The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

Let’s Vote For a Better World

Since the time for voting comes very soon I think everyone should do ther best to vote intelligently. But I am concerned about our understanding of the voting processes and weather all the results will be be accepted by Donald Trump or us.

Trump’s recent actions have made me recognize how little power we have as citizens while he as our president believes he has the right to do whatever he desires. Our rights and needs seem unimportant to him and his followers. His only interest appears to be having power, and that seems to be supported by many people who have followed him so far.

Right now, our country seems in poor shape with no positive actions or plans moving in. Instead thousands of people have died needlessly over the past seven months, and there seems to be no end to illness or death coming our way. Instead, we should be working hard to improve our health, learning, and ability to become strong and smart leaders in our community.

Because Trump fears that many of us won’t vote for him, he is determined to destroy our ability to mail in our votes in the coming election. According to his opinion the only proper way for voting is making a personal appearance.

Trump’s attempts to stop our voting suggests that he is ready to do whatever will give him four more years as president. But if he succeeds to do that our country may not survive those years.

Personally, I’m not ready to accept his claims or needs as legitament. Instead I hope that all wise Americans will share my feelings and vote wisely at this important time. In addition, I would like to hear any suggestions you have for our positive actions. We need to act strongly and fairly for our benefit and the continuing of our world.


It’s Time to Make The World Good Again

In writing a brief message to you people last week I didn’t explain my strong fears about our needs for the future. But today I want to explain my concerns even if I’m completely wrong. And especially, I would like to hear your opinions because many of you may be wiser about the changes in our country than I am.

When I wrote a brief comment in my recent article a few days ago, I didn’t mention how troubled I’ve was recently because of the dangerous happenings in our country, and our inability to control any of them. Over the past few months we have seen thousands of healthy people overcommed by a powerful and invisible virus. And so far, we have ben unable to persuade most of them to change there dangerous actions. Our only way to protect ourselves so far has been to wear masks over our faces, but unfortunately many of us have refused to use them during the most dangerous times, and have continued there unwillingness to comply.

Right now, I am strongly aware of the events that have severely damaged our country in the past year. And even now many people are still bringing serious problems into our lives. Even though we are heartened by the recent news report claiming that a new vaccine will soon be produced and protect us from the virus, too many people refuse to recognize all the dangerous changes still in our country now.

Even if we are protected from the virus in the future, we must deal with the dangerous events that have recently crept into our lives. For instance, parts of our country are being destroyed by huge fires that have killed many people already and we can do nothing to protect them. How many lives must be lost in order for us to be persuaded that our new dangers may continue for a long time and expand they’re destructions? Why do so many of us believe we are now returning to a safe and comfortable world when there is no such evidence?

Although I have never ben trained in science, I can’t stop believing that our world has changed dangerously in the recent past, and will get worse if we don’t end our foolish behavior and become thoughtful when we chose our actions? Dangerous pollutions are now being released everywhere by workers, industries and automobiles, poisoning our air and heating our climates beyond safety.

I believe we now must work together to restore the safe world we once new. But that will happen only if all of us change our behavior and make sure that our appointed leaders work to preserve our health, safety, and good jobs. They must also protect us from those thoughtless people who just want to make money for themselves without any regard for our safety or the future of our world.



Here Are Our New Jobs

Yesterday morning I met our new leaders on television, and they sounded very good. Because the past year has ben so full of lies and danger from Trump, it has ben hard for me and many others, to trust him or his followers. But I think we will be able to trust our new democratic leaders.

Immediately, I was very impressed to see and hear our new president. Although I hadn’t seen much of him previously, he looked very good and sounded strong. I am eager to see his good work and all of us supporting him in the future .

Thank goodness we’ve heard nothing from Trump or his followers recently. But in the future I will try to follow all his words and actions because of his past errors. Also, I hope that our newspapers will keep us well informed about any of Trump’s action, good or bad. And in addition it is very important for our leaders to bee aware of him also. We also need to be kept informed of conditions in all our countries, so we can do our best to solve problems and support good people.

  • Please excuse me for not spelling people’s names. I can’t remember how to spell them correctly.
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It’s time to Speak up for What is Wright

As I read about Trump today, the man who is working hard to destroy our country, I don’t know whether to scream or just cry quietly. If I were still young and a respected teacher, I would try to wright in a newspaper–as I once was able to do–but now I ask all of you who read about the actions of that man to raise your voices and tell everyone else what you think is right. Although you may not agree with me about who should be our president, please remind Trump that he was not elected, and he should withdraw his claims. Although there may be a time in the future for him to be powerful again, it is not now. He should understand that and be silent. But it looks like he prefers to destroy our country if he can’t grab it today.


Our Country Must Always Be Strong And Wise

It’s good that everyone in our country has different needs, beliefs, and the right to seek changes in our leaders. But ultimately only one president can be chosen at a time, and hopefully he or she will serve us all well.

Leaders in any good country work hard to meat the needs of there people. But what often happens is that voters have different views of what there country needs, and who is best to provide it. So there votes are always different too.

Although our country had bad years with civil warsin the past, we have managed to endure them. And soon afterward our country was able to become healthy and strong again. As good citizens, what we should do every time we vote is to carefully choose the people we think are the best leaders for our country rather than the ones who seek only wealth and power.

Every four years we have the opportunity to vote and do our best to make a good choice. But even if the vote numbers go wrong for us, we still have the power to do much better the next time. Although our country has sometimes ended up with poor leaders, we have always survived and chosen someone who was better the next time. So we all must try to be intelligent, wise, and caring when it comes time to vote. Remember that most of us will still be alive and inteligent for more than the next five years and thus be able to vote again, and again for the benefit of our country.

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Meet Ruth Bader Ginsberg

By Joanne Yatvin

In the beginning I thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a good public servant and a strong voice for women. But I knew nothing about her personality until last week when I saw a movie that showed her career and personal parts of her life. Throughout the film she made an impressive appearances showing her warm voice and good behavior. Clearly, she is an outstanding woman who deserves to be remembered for a long time.

Back when she was a child, Ruth lived with her Jewish parents in New York City. Then, as a young woman she moved on to college, and next to a law school. Later she got married and had a child. And by the time she graduated from Columbia, at the top of her class, she was ready to save all American women who needed her help.

Very soon later, Ruth took law school training, clerked for a judge, and became a law professor. Then she advocated for women’s rights that were not allowed before. And in addition, she was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Later, when President Bill Clinton selected her to become an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court, she performed outstandingly and was successful for many more years. But unfortunately she began to have serious health problems shortly after that time, and finally, she succumbed to cancer.

Nevertheless, she still maintained an outstanding record as a lawyer, teacher, and judge. When she argued six cases before the Supreme Court, she won five of them, and advanced women’s rights. In courts she was highly respected, even by people who didn’t share her beliefs. And she became very well known for her legal knowledge and work ethics. Later, I was strongly impressed when I saw her dance beautifuly in a film where no actresses were used to represent her. But by the end of the film I became angry because in public events she no longer looked beautiful.

Nevertheless, when I left the theater I again felt very positive about the movie because for the most part it had shown her as a great and beautiful woman. And I hoped that other people would remember her as much more lovely than she was shown in later Supreme Court pictures. I know I will always remember her as a strong, beautiful woman, and also as a very good dancer.

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How Can We Save Our Country?

A week ago my son surprised me by saying that I am eighty nine years old when I thought I was only eighty. Afterward I had mixed feelings because I still see myself as healthy and smart for my age, but also confused sometimes when I try to handle numbers, spelling, or time. I mention those realities now for two reasons. Although I see our world as ugly now, I want it to become safe, powerful, and lovely again before it is my time to leave it.

In the recent past we have depended upon our hospitals to save us if we were caught by the virus, and then make us healthy again. And our scientists have been working hard to find medicine that will cure anyone who has ben attacked by it. But unfortunately, not all hospitals have ben able to take care of large numbers of sick people when they were needed. So as a result many of them have died while waiting to be assisted. When we think abought the future it doesn’t seem workable. We don’t yet have a successful medication to protect everyone from the virus or enough hospitals to save those already attacked. My question is where do we go from here to save our country?

When I see the numbers of human deaths that have occurred so far I think that the only way we can save the rest of us is to push the virus out of our country completely and never allow it to return. Although that wouldn’t be easy, I think it is the only hope for saving our country.

Right now I see our need for independent communities in large states and small ones were people are willing to enforce good health and safe behavior. And in addition, we need cities that will enforce laws for safe public behavior. For instance, all schools should test students health regularly before allowing them to enter, and local business should do the same for their employees. In addition, anyone traveling in a large public area or working in big business should wear masks regularly.

Although I know that everything I’ve suggested would be difficult to enforce and maintain, everyone who cares about saving our country–and themselves– must move away from personal interests long enough to clean up their community and then make it safe and beautiful to restore healthy living, which has widely disappeared. Now is our last chance to save our country.

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