Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. ~Frank Clark. Faith sees the opportunity - doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get. ~James MacDonall Her note read "My dear, your idea is so absolutely mad that it must be thoroughly sane. Come and talk it over!" … Continue reading Obstacle or Opportunity? One Woman’s Legacy of Fearless Living

Mother Jones, the Resistance, and You.

I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell raiser. ~Mother Jones Pray for the dead. Fight like hell for the living. ~Mother Jones. In the 1890s, an elderly Irish immigrant widow was branded the "most dangerous woman in America." Why? Because she fought for workers. Correction - she fought like hell for workers. Mother Jones took … Continue reading Mother Jones, the Resistance, and You.

Accepting Our Opportunities

I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. ~Irena Sendler When you know that something is basically at stake, like real life, you do everything to save it. You don’t talk about it and discuss it. You do it. ~ Irena Sendler Irena Sendler … Continue reading Accepting Our Opportunities

The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Lightening makes no sound until it strikes. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This past weekend we paused to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who tirelessly fought for racial justice and so eloquently stated the case for freedom and equality that his words still send shivers down our spines. … Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso During WWII, a promising young jewish psychotherapist named Viktor Frankl was given an opportunity to escape the Nazis. He had obtained a passport - a … Continue reading How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning

2017: The Year of the Woman

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