“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.
another day, another rally!
transportation secretary/new michigander
come to campus
to inspire and rally the troops.
“we can’t slow up because of our love for democracy and our love for america.”
-dr. martin luther king, jr.
a go blue day in michigan:
morning- governor whitmer and obama (blue state rally)
evening- university of michigan vs. michigan state rivalry football game (go blue!)
“on a good day everybody can beat everybody.”
photo credit: michigan stadium, fox sports
Congratulations and welcome Ketanji Brown Jackson
Newest Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
We’ve been waiting for your arrival for a very long time.
“when sleeping women wake, mountains will move.”
photo credit: abc news
JFK in an open Studebaker on State Street in Ann Arbor – Oct. 1960
happy president’s day to one of my favorites
whose words still ring true
hoping we are relatives somewhere down the line
“democracy is never a final achievement. it is a call to an untiring effort.”
-john f. kennedy
credit: photo from the (Bentley Historical Society)
memorial at u.s. capitol
“great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
photo credit: reuters, carlos barria
my spirit animal
Last year, five animal candidates vied for the much sought-after title of Mayor of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. This important election decided the Zoo’s first Mayor, the highest-ranking animal official who showcased the important role of animal ambassadors. One of the five candidates, (and my favorite), who made it past the primary rounds to the general election was:
Peaches the Nigerian dwarf goat. Peaches is the mother of two sets of triplets and a set of twins. She has raised all the kids on her own, demonstrating her can-do spirit. She’s quiet and friendly unless she needs to assert herself and is rarely in a baaaaad mood.
P.S. Wiggles the Chinchilla got the most votes and won by a hair.
“not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”
credit: lisa clair, hamlet hub
one of these folks has been around for awhile and has always been ahead of his time.
“ideas shape the course of history.”
-john maynard keynes
image credit: british medieval history
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.