Instructions for use!

The best way to organize yourself to make use of this blog is to pay attention to the “categories” and “tags” at the bottom of the home page. Like to make phone calls?  Click on the “phone calls” tag. Hate to make phone calls, but have good handwriting?  Click on the “postcards” tag. Want to … More Instructions for use!

No place for violence

Like many, I am appalled by the Congressional Baseball Practice shooting.  But I was also unnerved and disappointed by some of the frankly mean-spirited responses I read from liberal progressives.  A few of those I would naturally think of as “kindred spirits” felt no sympathy for the victims – but rather, some form of moral … More No place for violence

A resistance lull…

I’m in a Resistance Lull.  Calls to action from my various activist groups have slowed, and I’m not feeling super motivated.  But, I was unnerved by news reports that Democratic Senators are saying that constituent activity has slowed to pre-election levels.  That’s not good.   (I think I’ll call my Senator’s offices myself and ask … More A resistance lull…

Thank You Thursday 6.15.17

The theme of the day is: thanking political leaders for standing up against hate and xenophobia.  (And I get to use my favorite postcards, too…) During a recent anti-Muslim demonstration in his city, Mayor Adler from Austin, Texas, promoted love, non-violence, and spoke out against discriminatory fear.  He carried a sign that said “Muslims are … More Thank You Thursday 6.15.17

Friday inspiration

I didn’t send any Thank You Thursdays this week.  I’ve been too distracted, enthralled, and mesmerized by the James Comey hearing!  (Sidenote:  If you haven’t read his opening statement, it really is worth a read.  It’s terribly entertaining and well-written.   Click here.) Some of you comrades seem to be down in the dumps and pessimistic … More Friday inspiration

Affirmation

I love finding little bits of validation of the value of the resistance.  Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General, was fired for refusing to defend Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban.  (Here’s the short, but interesting, article about her in the New Yorker.) I think I might have written her a thank you note.  (I can’t remember … More Affirmation

Thank You Thursday #16

Well, today is a grim day.  Mr. Trump’s announcement of his plans to exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change is heartbreaking. And infuriating.  But do NOT give up, fellow Resistors!  We must persist. And thus, today’s Thank You goes to California Governor Jerry Brown.  His commitment to leading the climate change fight gives me … More Thank You Thursday #16

Thank You Thursday #15

Earlier this week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave an incredible speech upon the removal of one of the Confederate memorials in the city of New Orleans.  This speech is beautiful and powerful.  Really amazing.  You must read it.  It’s worth the time. Mayor Landrieu has faced a hate-filled backlash for supporting the removal of … More Thank You Thursday #15