It always seems impossible until it's done. ~Nelson Mandela One day, an ordinary man named Dashrath Manjhi stood in front of a 300 foot mountain- a barrier of rock that separated him and his people from healthcare, education, and jobs. He picked up a simple chisel, and a hammer, and a shovel. And he went … Continue reading Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. ~Lyndon B. Johnson Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss It's hard to pay attention right now. Isn't it? Sometimes watching the news feels like witnessing a catastrophe in … Continue reading Taking a Break Without Dropping Your Megaphone: Finding Empathic Joy
“If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.” ~Prof. Greg Scott “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” ~Charlie Chapman Here we are, just after the official start of the holiday season. It's that time to be happy, and cheerful, and sing-songy and chipper. Isn't … Continue reading Joy to the Resistance: the Power of Good Cheer
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ~Mark Twain When you're standing in front of a seemingly insurmountable task, overwhelmed and exasperated, there's a saying that folks might offer to encourage you: … Continue reading How Do You Eat an Elephant?
The trouble is, you think you have time. ~Buddha It’s never the perfect time to do anything. It’s just time. We saw from the electoral results in Virginia last week: we are capable of more than we give ourselves credit for. But that often makes us uncomfortable. Because it means we really need to try. … Continue reading No Time Like the Present
A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Individually, we sparkle. Together, we light the way. ~Me Happy anniversary, friend. It's election Tuesday. That cold day in November when we go to our polling places and we fill out the little circles or push … Continue reading Celebrating an Unholy Anniversary.
Citizens working together are more powerful than US Attorneys. And presidents. ~Preet Bharara There's nothing more frightening than a government that's working against you. There's nothing more inspiring than seeing a movement coalesce to fight back. We've seen time and time again over the past almost-year that when we stop thinking why we can't do … Continue reading Ask: Why Not?