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While I was out last night I noticed a lot of Seattlites took advantage of the mild dry days we had over the weekend to put up lights and decorate their yards. Last year I had driven by this house which had a huge sign made from lights that said "Yes We Can" at election time and through the holidays. The resident that creates these home displays on wire fencing material is creative and thoughtful. This year they have written a gift idea in lights and hung it in the tree branches at curbside. When I think about the future I'd like to create for children, one gift I'd like to provide is a landmine-free world. I'd like to suggest starting with the USA signing the Ottawa Treaty on Landmines. It's a no-brainer, and frankly, I think the president has no valid argument for deciding not to do so last week and that the USA seems to have lost its will to find its moral compass and passed up the opportunity to take an influential position, despite a change in administrations.