Confidence Breeds Confidence (and Don’t Buy the Clickbait Headlines About Democrats Being Doomed)

Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. ~Michelle Obama One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~Arther Ashe I just got out of the car from a long, long road trip. So I thought I'd tell you a quick story about singing. When I … Continue reading Confidence Breeds Confidence (and Don’t Buy the Clickbait Headlines About Democrats Being Doomed)

Where Your Eyes Go, Your Body Will Follow. So Where Are Your Eyes Focused Right Now?

Where you eyes go, your body will follow. ~Michele's Hot Yoga Instructor Years ago I went to Hot Yoga every week, at least once. Usually twice. We were in that pre-kid time, when "busy" meant something wholly different than it does now. We remember it fondly. Knowing now, of course, that we'll remember this time … Continue reading Where Your Eyes Go, Your Body Will Follow. So Where Are Your Eyes Focused Right Now?

Anti-Democratic Forces Are the Constant. You are the Variable.

The forces attacking democracy are always there. The question is: will you resist fiercely? Or will you let them win? ~David Pepper A few weeks ago, my friend David reposted a video of his that's gotten a lot of (much deserved) attention. In that short, two-minute video, he outlined how our country's history proves it: … Continue reading Anti-Democratic Forces Are the Constant. You are the Variable.

One of the Most Powerful Women in American History Had Less Power Than You

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, two … Continue reading One of the Most Powerful Women in American History Had Less Power Than You

They’re Not Hiding the Plan; the Independent State Legislature Theory; Chop Chop!

We’re in the hands of the state legislature and God, but at the moment, the state legislature has more to say than God." ~ Ed Koch (Mayor of NYC from 1978-89) In the past month or so it's become even more clear how anti-democratic forces have coalesced and have been working in plain sight to … Continue reading They’re Not Hiding the Plan; the Independent State Legislature Theory; Chop Chop!

On Resilience, Motivation, and Stranger Things

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~Babe Ruth On Friday, the world stopped for a moment. After the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs was released, there were a few hours of frenetic activity. But then there was the painful silence and space to contemplate all that we've lost. Nothing – no … Continue reading On Resilience, Motivation, and Stranger Things

On Dobbs, and Why After Having My Son I Became More – Not Less – Pro-Choice

"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body." ~Margaret Sanger "No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg." ~Frederica Mathewes-Green This is a consequential week, … Continue reading On Dobbs, and Why After Having My Son I Became More – Not Less – Pro-Choice

It’s Getting Hot in Here

When the water starts boiling, it is foolish to turn off the heat. ~Nelson Mandela When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~Ronald Regan Our country is at a boiling point. Literally, and figuratively. In a literal sense, across the United States, temperatures have hit record highs – with … Continue reading It’s Getting Hot in Here

Electro, the Power of Being Seen, and Showing Our Work

I just wanted everybody to see me... ~Max Dillon Spider-Man : You okay? You all right? Max Dillon : You're Spider-Man. ... I'm a nobody. Spider-Man : Hey, you're not a nobody. You're a somebody. At our house, every Saturday night is movie night. Lately we've watched quite a few superhero movies, because like most 10-year-old boys, our son is a … Continue reading Electro, the Power of Being Seen, and Showing Our Work

We Cannot Continue Like This

If guns don’t kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people? ~Ozzy Osbourne When I started doing this work back in 2012, about a quarter of all Democrats in Congress had an A-rating from the NRA. Today, none do. Getting an entire political party … Continue reading We Cannot Continue Like This