Welcome to the first "Letter From the Trenches." Intended to inspire and motivate all of us, these letters are written by activists for activists, and will highlight some of the work that's making a difference in our world. Our first Letter is from Stacie, who shares how her 5-year-old is saving the world - one act of kindness at … Continue reading Be Kind. Be Brave. Be You.
I always have a comfortable feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. ~ Nellie Bly Today is Deborah Sampson day in Massachusetts. She's not exactly a household name, so you're probably wondering who on earth she was. Well, she was a soldier. In the Revolutionary … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible
We can't have someone in the Oval Office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'confidential' or 'classified.' ~Donald Trump Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President. ... It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or … Continue reading Loose Lips Sink …
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. ~Mark Twain I'm not often speechless. But it's difficult to put into words what it's like to watch House Republicans celebrate and slap one another on the back because they passed … Continue reading The Last Laugh
Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Space shuttle launches sure are dramatic, aren't they? Even the countdown amplifies everyone's anticipation. And what a dramatic visual - water vapor, smoke and fire billowing around the shuttle and its companion rockets as they jettison up to the heavens. Amidst all of … Continue reading Alternative Fuel
Image by Michael Balint It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world. ~Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) Have you ever seen a redwood tree? They're majestic and towering - scraping the sky while standing shoulder to … Continue reading Standing Tall
"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." ~Babe Ruth In the days and weeks after the election, our brains were battered with predictions that the new administration would be buoyed by GOP majorities in the House and Senate - and that Democrats would be powerless to stop the conservative train. And in … Continue reading The Tip of the Iceberg