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Let’s join a (non-violent) riot!

I have really been an emotional roller coaster these last two weeks.  Our new president frightens me so much and I have been alternating between weeping in depression and fear, and getting angry and taking back my power (and therefore being productive around the house).  My Facebook feed has turned into a political forum.  Gone are the LOLcats and kid pictures.  Everything is about our president and his hateful, planet-destroying behaviors.  In response I’ve decided to become a revolutionary and (re-)join a riot. Continue reading

Standing Rock Water Protectors

Standing Rock Water Protectors {Thankful Thursday}

Photo courtesy of Tony Webster via Flickr.

I am not an activist.  I don’t attend rallies, call my congressmen, or stump for causes or candidates.  It isn’t that I don’t feel strongly about things.  I do.  My energy is better directed through other methods, though.  I have a family to take care of on a daily basis.  My teenagers are passionate about justice, so I think I am doing something right.  As much as I would love to pack up and head out west to join the thousands in North Dakota, I can’t.  It is my job to raise the next generation instead.  Since I can’t go there, I am so glad that there are others who can and do.  I am thankful for our water protectors. Continue reading