Have An Informed Opinion: Volunteer at Your Local School

So this showed up in my feed…. maybe these people should actually spend time visiting or volunteering at their local schools instead of watching right wing propaganda on their TVs and then throwing virtual rocks from their computers…. here was … Continue reading Have An Informed Opinion: Volunteer at Your Local School

Daily Random Sh*t: No More

Daily Random Shit: No More Washington Post article carried one story from the shooting (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/two-strangers-bond-over-country-music-and-beer-then-the-shots-started/2017/10/03/d5d4541a-a846-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html) Sad. We can make this better, but it won’t be simple and we cannot let those who shout the loudest “win.” What should have led to friendship and connection was brutally killed by a sniper’s bullet and some are going to say that they cannot do anything to stop such things from happening… That’s not leadership. That’s not protecting the citizenry. That’s fear and divisive politics. No more. In a modern American city no one should be able to arm themselves like this is a … Continue reading Daily Random Sh*t: No More

Meaning v Things

DailyRandomShit for 2016-09-03: Meaning v Things Someone posted a lovely post purporting to have been written by Steve Jobs. Alas, it was not actually written by Steve Jobs per Snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/steve-jobs-deathbed-speech/). We don’t need the death-bed conversion of a tech icon to understand that things don’t replace meaning. The struggle for all of us is to live and do the things we believe are meaningful and right. We don’t need to have our beliefs bolster by fictional conversions. Here’s the fictional last words of Steve Jobs: I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of … Continue reading Meaning v Things

What They Fought For… freedom to Do Better

DailyRandomShit for 2016-07-10: What They Died For… Freedom to Do Better Honor to the brave men and women who have fought and died for the liberties and prosperity we’ve participated in for the past century. Let us not let the powerful fear-mongers destroy what our ancestors fought for. This nation has always been an imperfect union, but we’ve always managed to work together, across great distances, across cultural and ethnic lines, against great odds and conventional wisdom to do the right thing. We still have the capacity to do great good but must also be aware of the great harm … Continue reading What They Fought For… freedom to Do Better