Tag Archives: people

grassroots.

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i loved this grassroots campaigner 

and his simple old-school way to reach the people

no glitz, no glam, no sound bites

just two young volunteers helping him

a speaker playing music

 food and drink handed out for free

 petitions passed around and signed

hands shaken

  questions answered

face to face

good to see a real person. 

 

“the little grassroots people can change this world.”

 wangari maathai

 – kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her

“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.

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“old dogs care about you, even when you make mistakes.” -tom t. hall

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i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with

a group of long-time friends

a couple of grandies

and

a few old dogs

just like most of us there

the old dogs

have lived full lives

one is lame

one is deaf

one is blind

 all have their challenges

and one thing in common

they love being with the people they love.

“old dogs can be a regal sight.

their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,

their routines become as locked into yours

as the quietest and kindest of marriages.

-gail caldwell

image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair

 

useful.

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“i’ve about decided that’s the main thing

that separates happy people from the other people:

the feeling that you’re a practical item,

with a use, like a sweater or a socket wrench.”

― barbara kingsolver, Animal Dreams

 

 

 

early fall field in ann arbor, michgian, usa

 

 

extraordinary.

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‘bad things do happen in the world,

like war, natural disasters, disease. 

but out of those situations always arise

stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.’

-daryn kagan

for all who suffer as a result of the disasters

and

for all who arise to do extraordinary things to help. 

 

 

 

image credit: REUTERS/Adrees Latif- East Texas