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On My Walk to Work I Happened Into a Friendly and Important Conversation 

Have you called, emailed, etc about the looming health care bill, about DACA, about diplomacy over military action?

Please make it a practice. A weekly practice. Regardless of your assessment of the likely impact of your one small voice. We are all in this together.

On My Morning Walk to Work

I had a long work day, followed by a Board meeting. One of the best aspects of my daily routine, given I am walking distance to work and volunteer commitments, is that I have the opportunity to enjoy things and appreciate the seasons just getting from one place to the next, no matter how full my day is otherwise .

On the Way to Dinner in the Neighborhood 

To make space at William Penn House for a full group of college students visiting DC to take advocacy training and to do service projects, Tuesday Night Yoga practice was cancelled. The regulars decided to go out for dinner instead–a most pleasant way to spend my birthday eve.

I was asked what I wanted from this year. Hard to know what I want, I said, with all the chaos and tragedy and upheaval. I think I want to find more ways to share my resources–talents, time, and finances–and maintain equanimity and joy, while deepening friendships and connections to community. If this year brings that, I will indeed be among the very fortunate.