Well, friends and fans. I’m taking a break! Yep. Although I am still committed to my personal resistance work, I’m not going to be blogging about it for a while. Until January 1, 2018. Or somewhere around then. I’ve got a few personal and professional projects that are occupying my mind and time. And I’m … More Hiatus!
I’ve been distracted by the start of the school year, the photos of Hurricane Harvey devastation, and my new Instant Pot. But I woke up this weekend feeling pretty infuriated and fired up. Again and still. I just can’t handle all of this drama and cruelty and callous racism. I’m enraged, mesmerized, and exhausted by … More Still showing up…
I’ve been taking a break from resistance work! I’ve been on vacation, doing this and that, working a lot at my paid job, too. And while I’ve been sending no postcards, making no phone calls, taking no polls, and just carrying on with my regular non-resistor life, the craziness just keeps on coming. It’s time … More The crazy train keeps on going…
Governor Jerry Brown – still making me proud by becoming the de-facto leader on climate change for the United States. Here is his statement today about cities, states, and municipalities moving forward on climate change, in the absence of leadership from the Presidency. But wait! Why isn’t my city (Ukiah) on the list of cities … More Why isn’t my city on the list?
Well, this is a surprising one. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising to aggressively “enforce federal hate crime laws, countering concerns among civil rights groups and some of his former Senate colleagues that he might put such prosecutions on the back burner.” “I know the responsibility that we have, and we have a responsibility to … More Thank You Thursday 7.6.17
The governors of ten states have signed on to the United States Climate Alliance – a bipartisan group of states that are committed to upholding the objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Two of these governors are Republicans. In the spirit of bipartisanship and breaking down barriers between political parties, I am mailing … More Thank You Thursday 6.22.17
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
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
A few postcards to keep yourself in the game! Last week, Mr. Trump was hideously boorish in pushing aside the Prime Minister Dusko Markovic of Montenegro for a photo opportunity. Here’s the video, if you haven’t seen it. And here’s an opportunity to write a postcard to the Prime Minister! You can even use the … More Miscellaneous postcarding…
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