Of Steel and Snowflakes: Sharpening a Movement

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

Standing Taller by Standing Together

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

Let’s Light It Up

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. ~U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis  Maybe you have to know darkness before you can appreciate the light. ~Madeline L'Engle I laughed when I saw Donald Trump beginning … Continue reading Let’s Light It Up