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?
Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved all at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. ~Samuel Smiles Hello, friends. Can I make a confession? After a 24 hour bout of food poisoning (the wrong way to lose five pounds, … Continue reading Slow-Baking Democracy
The strongest steel is subjected to the highest heat. Richard Nixon said that, long ago, and he wasn't wrong. Did you know that before it's given a "heat treatment," steel has a crystalline structure? Frankly, it looks a lot like a snowflake. But being dipped in fire changes the steel. Heat solidifies the molecular bonds … Continue reading Of Steel and Snowflakes: Sharpening a Movement
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) *Note: The pep talk below was first published in April, before many of our new friends joined us. (Welcome!) While our numbers have … Continue reading Standing Taller by Standing Together
I am done being polite. And I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. ~San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz It occurred to me as I scrolled through images of the mayor of San Juan wading through sewage with a bullhorn. 2017 is the year of the woman. And not for the … Continue reading 2017: The Year of the Woman