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

Being a team player…

Two quick postcards… just to keep you in the game and staying sharp! Deadline for relevancy and timeliness:  June 15, 2017 Mr. Trump has ordered a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with the goal of rescinding or resizing some of them – part of his plan to shrink their boundaries and open them … More Being a team player…

Help save the environment by clogging up the wheels of government!

Tomorrow is the day for the March for Science! But I can’t go because of other commitments.  Which is unfortunate. So, I’m doing my part for the environment today anyway. This is my favorite kind of act of resistance!  It’s all about following the rules, but being kind of subversive, and using the tools of … More Help save the environment by clogging up the wheels of government!

Making calls…

Deadline:  April 30, 2017 I’m catching up on phone calls to my MOCs this week.  I compiled a bunch of topics into a single call, so I just went down the list when talking to the staffers.  Here’s what I said: (Interesting tidbit… the staffperson that I talked to in Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office … More Making calls…

Thank You Thursday #7

Deadline:  March 31, 2017 This week’s Thank You goes to the unexpected “breakout star” of the Democratic Party.  But before we get to that, here’s a happy reminder of why you do these thank you cards in the first place. Remember when we all sent thank you cards to beleaguered EPA staffers?  Well, the EPA staffers noticed. … More Thank You Thursday #7

Making the calls…

Deadline:  Friday, March 24 I’ve been forgetting to call my Members of Congress.  Mostly because they are pretty much doing what I want them to do.  But I’ve been getting a lot of guilt-trippy reminders that those of us lucky enough to be in strong Democratic communities must make our calls anyway.  This is what … More Making the calls…

The Ides of Trump

Deadline:  Wednesday, March 15 Most of the time, I believe that a postcard or letter mailed to the White House is an exercise in futility.  That being said, I feel compelled to be a team player. So, I’m happily participating in the Ides of Trump this week.  I’ve written a few postcards, and I plan … More The Ides of Trump