The Rise of the MSNBC Mom

Everyone needs to be an activist in this world. ~Sarah Corbitt, founder of Craftivist Collective I read an article last week about Rachel Maddow. (Side note that it was a great article, and you should go check it out HERE.) But in the midst of its description of Maddow's rise in popularity, it referred to … Continue reading The Rise of the MSNBC Mom

Choose to Be Kind

If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and what is ugly in the world, then it is you yourself that needs repair. ~Rabbi Menachem … Continue reading Choose to Be Kind

Simple Acts of Resistance: My Walk on the High Line

“Don’t spend your precious time asking 'Why isn’t the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer.” ~Leo Buscaglia I just got back from New York City, where I spent a lovely long weekend with my … Continue reading Simple Acts of Resistance: My Walk on the High Line

Anger, Reprised

Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you’ve got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward.  ~Scilia Elworthy Over the past day or so, we learned that reporters were able to find corroborating witnesses for some of the … Continue reading Anger, Reprised

When it’s all too much … Give.

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. ~Booker T. Washington The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up. ~Mark Twain You've seen the videos. A person panhandling on the street sees someone drop a wallet, and runs after them to return it. The … Continue reading When it’s all too much … Give.

Backwards and Forwards

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard You can't really move forward until you look back. ~Cornel West I like looking backwards sometimes. Because when you're looking at your feet, or at the road ahead, you lose sight of how much ground you've covered. When you intentionally look … Continue reading Backwards and Forwards

The Moringa Grove: Don’t Feed The Vultures

The nation is divided - half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which. ~Mark Twain On our drive to school, my son and I sometimes listen to podcasts. And we recently re-discovered an old favorite, called Stories Podcast. It's chock full of original, entertaining stories - with some fables and … Continue reading The Moringa Grove: Don’t Feed The Vultures