We are only as blind as we want to be. ~Maya Angelou History is never invisible, finally, though some people seem to work very hard to be willfully blind. ~Garth Greenwell On Saturday, I arrived (soaking wet) at a union hall in St. Louis, Missouri to talk to fellow Democrats about how to spread our … Continue reading We’ve Not Gone Anywhere. They Just Can’t See Us.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. ~David Rudisha Best laid plans, right? I had already written this week’s pep talk – surprising myself with productivity earlier in the week – and then… Mueller time. Suddenly there was a … Continue reading Mueller Time: It Was Always Up To Us
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~Lau Tzu Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Zig Ziglar A life well lived is full of beginnings. We sigh, and smile, and coo, and nod approvingly when we hear … Continue reading How I Lost My Identity and Found My Purpose
You could bury your head in the sand, or you could roll up your sleeves. ~Father Greg Boyle, founder, Homeboy Industries You know, I may not be able to carry what you're carrying, but we can carry you. ~Father Greg Boyle, founder, Homeboy Industries Greg Boyle, a newly-minted Jesuit priest, arrived in Boyle Heights in … Continue reading Homeboy Industries: Lessons of What Extravagant Tenderness Can Do
A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. ~Lena Dunham Women - and especially moms - are the static noise that undergirds society. We're the background that you don't hear but that hums along continuously as you go about your own … Continue reading Invisible Women