I didn't know I had such strong opinions about Superman until we watched Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut this weekend. I'm not a comic book person. If you'd asked me two days ago which superhero I identified and cared most about, I probably wouldn't have picked Superman. But, I should have. When this movie … Continue reading Superman Thoughts
I went to our local SCBWI meeting last night. One of the topics brought up by our facilitator was the changing of the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children's Literature Agency Award. We had a lively discussion. It's a hard topic to discuss. We all have strong and valid opinions, and … Continue reading Silent Lessons
Just a reminder to take a deep breath, even if your use of it will be to shout. Relax your shoulders so you can come out swinging harder. Unclench your jaw. Things are bleak, but you fight better without a headache. And, of course, notice the little joys. Take strength from their sly ability to … Continue reading Breathe…
Today in the shower, where I do most of my best thinking, I was whining softly to myself about how tired I am, how hard I'm fighting with myself to stay positive and outraged, walking the fine line of anger and activism, how I can't focus on plots or stanzas because of this administration and … Continue reading Shower Thoughts
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. --NPR, Eyder Peralta Look what we did! Look. Give thanks. Cry a little. Scream and laugh because Justice won. Thank you to the Native Americans, who by standing firm and resolute, have made this possible. Their … Continue reading Make the Change: A Victory!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke Today's call to action is about the Dakota Access Pipeline. As so many of you know, the Army Corps of Engineers, along with militarized law enforcement, have been escalating the violence against peaceful demonstrators and protesters. If … Continue reading Make the Change: 11/28/16
Today's action is about the Affordable Care Act. First, a poem to help you center yourself in this time of turmoil. The Answer Then what is the answer?- Not to be deluded by dreams. To know that great civilizations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before. When open violence appears, … Continue reading Make the Change Monday