June 27, 2015 § 8 Comments
I don’t know when I became an activist limiting my efforts to the very local—a neighborhood on the south side of Tallahassee where I run a children’s library out of the house that used to be my father’s.
Along with neighbors I plan and teach a program every Sunday to promote literacy, science, and art to kids who, like me, live with financial constraints that limit opportunity.
Luckily, we can go anywhere with the help of books.
I want to be a change agent, but I came to realize that the lever of global change was not in my hands or even in the collective hands of we-the-people.
Perhaps it was the Citizen’s United ruling which gave unlimited financial influence to big corporations and unions by allowing them to funnel campaign contributions through super PACs, essentially buying elections.
June 20, 2015 § 8 Comments
Of our whining, hey, thanks for the great gift, but why the limited warranty?
Of our Monday gossip, Tuesday self-indulgence, Wednesday superiority, Thursday anger, Friday avarice, Saturday bigotry, Sunday righteousness?
Of our claims that we know his mind because we’ve read the Book. « Read the rest of this entry »