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8 WEEKS TO GO … Respect for Our Military

“I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, Sept 11th.” —President Trump “I like people who weren’t captured.” —President Trump, regarding Sen. John McCain “Happy Memorial Day,” Trump tweeted. “Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing … Read More

9 WEEKS TO GO … Black Lives Matter

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” —Frederick Douglass “If you make peaceful evolution impossible – you make violent revolution inevitable.” —JFK “Of course black lives matter, do … Read More

10 WEEKS TO GO! … A Plea for Civility

“She does have a very nice figure… If [Ivanka] weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” —The President of the United States Hello from the enchanted forest and welcome back to your Wednesday countdown to November 3! After we vote, I promise these rants will be bottled back up in the songs, and my posts will revert back to … Read More

11 WEEKS TO GO … On Voting Rights

“A republic, if you can keep it.” —Ben Franklin, after the constitutional convention, when asked what kind of government America had been given The very core of democracy is that each vote counts, and everyone gets a chance to peacefully argue through that vote for the future of their country.  Politicians are supposed to win elections because their ideas are … Read More

12 WEEKS TO GO! On Leading Ourselves

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin This series is gonna run every Wednesday until November 3, when we get to do the most amazing and radical thing a democracy is empowered to do—peacefully overthrow the government. Hello from Nashville and welcome back to “where’s the unfollow button!” … Read More

13 WEEKS TO GO! On COVID/Masks/Science

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson “If we’d stop testing right now we’d have very few cases, if any” – The President Of The United States Like so many of you, I have loved ones directly at high risk of contracting COVID. My wife is immune-compromised, and … Read More

2019 READ WATCHED LISTENED

It’s pretty late into 2020, but I finally went through my journals from last year, and here’s the recap, you fine people. I marked the things that really blew me away and that I will watch or read again. Would love to know some of your faves from this year. Thanks for checking in! READ Girl in the Band – … Read More

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