Saturday, January 14, 2017


     It's so strange.  It's been so long since I've had the heart to post, and yet my blog stats (the number of views I get per day) remain steady.  It makes me a little nervous to actually post something, to be honest.  What if people like my blog better when it just sits there and shuts up?
     Ah, but having a blog isn't just about collecting hits.  It's about communicating thoughts and feelings and, occasionally, even facts.  So let me share this fact:  I'm headed to Washington, D.C. this Thursday night, along with my daughter, to participate in the Women's March on Saturday.  It does make things convenient when you have a son who lives there and whom you don't see nearly often enough.  And when your daughter announces that he'll be kicked out of his bed for the three nights you'll be there and relegated to the couch so that she and you can sleep in comfort.  But I would be going anyway, and I expect to have plenty to say here when I get back.
     I still can't talk about my Secret Project.  It may or may not still be viable (having pretty much zero seed money doesn't help one bit).  But there's something else I want to share.
     If you want to become politically active but have no idea how or where to start, you have to check out the Indivisible Guide.  It's a very sensible, step-by-step manual designed and written by former congressional staffers for making your voice heard on a local level, and in a few short weeks it's gone viral.  These millennials watched the Tea Party spring from nothing and grow to take over the Republican Party, and they want to share those successful tactics with individuals who are committing to fighting the Trump agenda.  I saw one of Indivisible's founders interviewed last night by Rachel Maddow, and he said that Indivisible groups have now formed in every Congressional district in the country.  There is power in numbers, folks.
    Every day the media report on new outrages, and it becomes easier to think that we're living inside a Twilight Zone episode.  But we're not.  All of this is really happening.  Much of it is beyond our control, but I believe with all my heart that we can make a difference.  Working together, we can bring down this vile pseudo-President and his vile henchmen.  Please, please, leave me comments and let me know what you're doing to fight back!!  And I'll let you know what I'm doing just as soon as I can.



  1. I hear you on the lack of momentum for posting, Susan... I've felt much the same way since November. But, as you say, blogging isn't about traffic or 'growing an audience'; it's about giving voice to our thoughts and opinions, about sharing the things that concern us, give us pause, or capture our attention in any way. The audience (and the traffic) comes as a consequence of this 'voice', which is why it's so important to keep it real, authentic and sincere; otherwise you end up with the wrong audience :)

    How wonderful you'll be at Saturday's march! It'll be a landmark event, and I'm so proud to know so many people who are going. The Indivisible Guide sounds awesome; I'll help spread the word about it on my blogs and social media, too.

    A friend posted something of Martin Luther King's today on Facebook, which I'll share here with you:

    "Here and there an individual or group dares to love, and rises to the majestic heights of moral maturity. So in a real sense this is a great time to be alive. Therefore, I am not yet discouraged about the future. Granted that the easygoing optimism of yesterday is impossible. Granted that those who pioneer in the struggle for peace and freedom will still face uncomfortable jail terms, painful threats of death; they will still be battered by the storms of persecution, leading them to the nagging feeling that they can no longer bear such a heavy burden, and the temptation of wanting to retreat to a more quiet and serene life. Granted that we face a world crisis which leaves us standing so often amid the surging murmur of life's restless sea. But every crisis has both its dangers and its opportunities. It can spell either salvation or doom. In a dark confused world the kingdom of God may yet reign in the hearts of men." Rev. Martin Luther King

    Kudos to you, my friend, for taking on the opportunities and keeping despair at bay. Hope and good will prevail.
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

  2. I'll be at the March, Susan. I am doing whatever I can to speak out, to listen, to stand up for those who are being most hurt by this new administration's agenda.

    1. I so hope that we'll be able to meet up over the weekend!!