It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Monday, January 30, 2017

It is time!

It is time to wake up, stand up, speak up, act up!

If not now, when? Later than now, today, this minute will be too late.

Several of President Trump’s most egregious nominees are still up for confirmation in the Senate, and the time is running short. Call now to let your senators know how you feel about this. Even if your senator is Democratic, he or she needs to hear from you, especially why you oppose a particular nominee, to bolster their case not only for delay but more so to support a “no” vote and help them convince their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. If your senator is Republican, it is even more important that he or she hears from you, particularly if among those who are perhaps wavering between party loyalty and doing what in their heart they know is right. If you don’t live in a state that has a Republican senator, pass this message on to friends and family who do.