This is the story of a little girl who inspired millions. Last week, a man was having a horrible, terrible, no-good-very-bad morning. He boarded his regular commuter train, slumped down at his usual spot, and looked out the window. Soon enough, he noticed a little girl holding some paper shopping bags get onto the train. … Continue reading How One Little Girl Brightened A Million Days
Identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is not just who you are. It is a process that you must be active in. It's not just parroting your parents or the thoughts of your learned teachers. It is now more than ever about understanding yourself so you can become yourself. ~Joss Whedon I … Continue reading What People Like You Believe
You never fail until you stop trying. ~Albert Einstein During a day trip to a small village in Asia, a tourist saw something (or somethings) strange. Elephants. Right there, in the middle of the village. These huge, hulking creatures with imposing strength and size were just ... standing there. As he marveled at the sight, … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Settle For Survival: Break Free
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. ~Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt It's no secret that Democrats think differently. Donkeys and elephants see the world through very different filters. Democrats are interested in individual equality, fairness, freedom of thought. We want everyone to get a chance to speak. While the traditional Republican values authority and … Continue reading New: Hand Sanitizer Turns Conservatives Liberal
“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 Note: Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on November 28, 2017 - almost exactly one year ago! Its message felt especially … Continue reading Joy to the Resistance: the Power of Good Cheer
Each one of us can make a difference. Together, we make change. ~Senator Barbara Mikulski It's a refrain I hear often. "I'm just not important enough." As in: "It's not like my comments really make a difference anyway. I'm only one person. That's just not enough." Or: "I've been donating $5 a month, but that's just not … Continue reading The Danger of Feeling Insignificant
Here comes the sun, and I say. It's alright. ~The Beatles. A sunrise begins with one ray of light. That one ray is soon joined by others. Then still others. Then even more. And then, it's morning. The results we had last Tuesday were ... perfect. I'm not being overly optimistic here. In fact, the … Continue reading A Ray of Light?