“children don’t vote but adults who do must stand up and vote for them.”
-marian wright edelman
American activist for civil rights and children’s rights,
Founder and President Emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.
after someone moved
i was asked
to be an ‘at-large’ member
of my condo association board
filling in for a few months
but i soon
found myself elected to a two-year term.
i’m not really a fan of boards, meetings, or committees
nothing against them
just not my favorite pastime
so not exactly what i was hoping for
but i do want to say a big thank you
to all who voted for me
even if it possibly had something to do with
me being the only one willing to join
but that is neither here nor there now
you are all invited to at least one of my inaugural balls
i’ll get the invites out as soon as things calm down
i’m very busy
working on lining up the entertainment
and trying on gowns.
“never schedule a board meeting on wednesday, because it kills two weekends.”
image credit: napoleon dynamite, 2004, fox searchlight pictures, paramount pictures, mtv films
a horrible day in washington that i’ll never forget.
a wonderful day in georgia that i’ll never forget.
in the light and the dark
of the very early morning
of the very next day
our new president and vice president
have finally been confirmed
and I’ll never forget how light won over dark.
“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”
i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.
today, as i walked downtown,
the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’
church bells rang
farmers at the market chattered
people cheered, cried, laughed
fireworks shot off in yards
the air was light and it was electric.
image credit: pinterest
(asking for a friend)
New Yorker Magazine, Detroit Public Television
50 days to get your vote in.
mail, walk, run, scooter, car, bike, parasail, swim, boat, bus, fly, hoverboard, taxi, uber….
find a way.
“in matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. “
kamala harris, in the beginning
“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does.
It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”
– Kamala Harris – The Truths We Hold: An American Journey/2019
photo credit: la times, courtesy of kamala harris