Everything Is On Fire

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl It's the perfect, tragic analogy to what's happening all around us, I said. Everything feels like it's burning. The whole world is on fire. You know? My husband nodded quietly. Even a world away we felt the gravity of it all. Notre Dame cathedral - an … Continue reading Everything Is On Fire

A Disenfranchised Woman Altered History With a Pen and Paper. Of Course You Can Change the World

Never give up ... for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe Years ago, a woman named Harriet sat down at a table with … Continue reading A Disenfranchised Woman Altered History With a Pen and Paper. Of Course You Can Change the World

We’ve Not Gone Anywhere. They Just Can’t See Us.

We are only as blind as we want to be. ~Maya Angelou History is never invisible, finally, though some people seem to work very hard to be willfully blind. ~Garth Greenwell On Saturday, I arrived (soaking wet) at a union hall in St. Louis, Missouri to talk to fellow Democrats about how to spread our … Continue reading We’ve Not Gone Anywhere. They Just Can’t See Us.

Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. ~David Rudisha Best laid plans, right? I had already written this week’s pep talk – surprising myself with productivity earlier in the week – and then… Mueller time. Suddenly there was a … Continue reading Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us

5 Girls That Are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn From Them

Once young people know the problems and are empowered to act, they have great power to impact the world. ~Jane Goodall It takes a long time to become young. ~Pablo Picasso Sometimes a problem needs fresh eyes, you know? And who better to give fresh eyes to a problem … than a teenager. Our world … Continue reading 5 Girls That Are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn From Them

How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~Lau Tzu Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Zig Ziglar A life well lived is full of beginnings. We sigh, and smile, and coo, and nod approvingly when we hear … Continue reading How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose

Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank Clark. Faith sees the opportunity - doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get. ~James MacDonall Her note read "My dear, your idea is so absolutely mad that it must be thoroughly sane. Come and talk it over!" … Continue reading Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living