When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven. ~Harriet Tubman She stood at just five feet, … Continue reading There’s Power in Everyone. There’s Power in You.
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 shoulder with fellow redwoods in what … Continue reading We Stand Taller … When We Hold Hands
Nothing is so contagious as example, and we never do any great good or evil that does not produce its like. ~Francois de la Rochefoucauld [D]on't ever underestimate the importance that you can have. Because history has shown us courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. ~Michelle Obama … Continue reading Doing Good Is Contagious
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. ~John Bingham ("The Penguin") I'm what you would call an "adult onset" athlete. Sure, when I was a kid I was active - in sports, swimming, exploring the outdoors. But once college and law school hit I became essentially … Continue reading The Miracle is that You Had the Courage To Start
If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill Fair warning - I got about one hour of sleep last night. I woke up in a cold sweat, literally swinging my arms to fight the imaginary people who were trying to force me and the other faceless women around me into submission. It was a … Continue reading We went back, didn’t we? Are You Surprised?
Mother: a female parent.Parent: a source, origin, or causeVerb: to give rise or origin to Mother's Day is a tricky holiday, really. It's a happy day for many. It's a sad day for many. But this year in particular, it was a thoughtful day for me. Because I've spent the past few days marveling at … Continue reading Motherhood, Parenthood, and the #Resisterhood: The Parents of the Resistance
This iconic image of Tank Man was captured by Jeff Widener for AP *Note: A prior version of this pep talk was published in 2017, before many of our new friends joined us. (Welcome!) I hope those who have been here since the beginning are reminded of how far you’ve come; and I hope those who … Continue reading Revolutions Begin With Everyday People – Like You and Me