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…

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 #9

I cannot find ANYONE compelling to thank this week! But not because everything is terrible.  Everything is actually NOT terrible.  The Resistance has had some surprising and satisfying victories in the past week.  1) Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council.  2) Fumbling and ridiculous Congressman Devin Nunes has recused himself from overseeing the … More Thank You Thursday #9

This and that…

There are a bunch of “how to find the addresses of your Members of Congress” tools out there in the civic engagement wilderness, but I am particularly impressed with this one.  www.contactingcongress.org.  Easy to follow and use.  (And it also conveniently lays out how many people will be impacted by the Republican plan to repeal the … More This and that…

Cross-cultural dialogue…

I’ve rarely seen a political argument on Facebook end well or with any minds changed.  However, my opportunities to argue with a Facebook friend of differing political views are, unfortunately, very limited. Here in northern California, I live in a political and cultural bubble.  But if I DID ever have the opportunity to try to convince … More Cross-cultural dialogue…