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

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


Time to get back to the Resistance!  I’m catching up my postcards.  I love the postcarding phenomenon.  It feels so old-fashioned (and maybe occasionally pointless?), but still mildly addictive.  This weekend’s efforts: To a bunch of economists: Almost 1,500 economists, including a few Nobel Laureates, signed a letter to Congress and the White House explaining how immigration is … More Postcarding!

Thank You Thursday #10

I’ve been on vacation!  Fallen behind with my resistance work.  So I’m getting back on the bandwagon with a few thank yous. First, I’m thanking my own State Senator for leading the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which would require candidates for President wishing to be on the ballot in California to release their tax returns. … More Thank You Thursday #10

Thank You Thursday #8

I don’t especially like beer.  But I like companies that value the environment and renewable energy. On Tuesday, Budweiser announced that the company will get all of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2025.  Bud gets a thank you card. Anheuser-Busch Corporate Office,  One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO, 63118

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

Small scientists and a German lady with class…

It’s been kind of a downer week.  So I’ll have to rustle up some inspiration in the next few days.  But for now, I’m going to respond to an awkward international situation and support some school kids. The awkward international situation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House last week.  At best, it was … More Small scientists and a German lady with class…

Thank You Thursday #6

It’s been unusually hard to find people to thank this week.  That’s not good. I have so many cards to use up! Here’s what I’ve been able to scrounge up… Yesterday, seventeen Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution that acknowledges the negative impacts of climate change “that are expected to worsen in … More Thank You Thursday #6

Thank You Thursday #5

Three fun Thank Yous for Thursday! California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Republican President’s first Muslim travel ban and is considering legal action against the latest version.  He deserves our gratitude!    Address:  Mr. Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, 1300 I St, Ste. 1740, Sacramento, CA  95814. Supreme … More Thank You Thursday #5