Thursday, July 11, 2024

Three Interesting Things

1. Maggie Tokuda-Hall shared the speech she gave at the Minidoka Pilgrimage. 
2. Nicolas Cage, who starred in a movie about a book by Susan Orlean, was interviewed by Susan Orlean, and they had a fascinating conversation. 
3. I really enjoyed this interview with drag queen Pattie Gonia about making being outdoorsy more inclusive. 

Monday, July 08, 2024

One Million Steps

My day job does things like team walking challenges, and I have mixed feelings about them. But they are good about adding alternative options like, read a chapter of a book, or eat lunch without looking at your phone. 
And so they sent out an email saying we had all walked a million steps. And as things like Romancing the Vote wrapped up, they had similarly reminded us that yes, some items went for thousands of dollars. But the bulk of their total was made up of 5 and 10 and 25 items. 
And all of this is a reminder that things that need to be done or changed or fixed happen in small steps, happen often when we team up with others and work to make things happen. 
That the seemingly big changes, are just lots of little changes adding up. 
Oh, it turns out writing is like that too. 

Monday, July 01, 2024

Bid for Voting Rights

Hey all, it's a short week in the US and also Romancing the Vote. I donated a handknit shawl that I think is pretty cool:
There are so many great items. Many are available to non-USians. And there are a ton of things (maybe even a few by me) set to drop during the auction.
If you can bid, please do. If you cannot, please spread the word. 
And after we raise money, lets hope we all get a little rest in this week.