Tag Archive: citizen engagement

Blooming Unseasonably Early

I was busy enough with work today, that I was able to just concentrate.  Later, when I had a chance to read the latest political news and to take a walk in the May-like day with flowers blooming as if it were weeks later in the year and the ground dry from lack of rain while others are being flooded, I found myself anxious and a welter of other emotions besides.  I reminded myself to enjoy the beautiful day for what it was and asked myself what more now ought I to do?

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A Job That Would Not Be for Me

These workers were caulking the fifth floor windows of my building today. It was snowing. (the flakes were too fine to show up in the photograph.) I wish them (and will donate money and sign petitions, write letters, etc to back up my wishes for all workers) health care, child care, retirement benefits, and a safe (as it can be) job free from discrimination, harassment, and wage theft.

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