A lot happened on the political stage in July and August, or so it seems from the news. Yet little really changed while I was “out of touch.” At the same time, along the Pacific beach where I stayed, sea turtles nested and little turtles hatched as they had for millions of years. A small group of committed local people worked to educate others about the turtles and protect them as they could. Against daunting odds, both were undaunted. Here are lessons from turtles and people that can help us go forward a little more hopefully.