Why give a single breath to what represents the worst of humanity? When we focus on decency, we give oxygen to the best in us. Love is renewable energy we create when we take time to learn and appreciate people who work to better mankind. It's about the wolf we feed.
When I read that Senator Manchin was backing out of the Build Back Better bill, my anger shot up faster than a rocket blasts into space. Tim reminds me that progress advances in fits and spurts. That in time, Americans will come together and invest in our children. Here is the thing, I don't want to be patient.
Discussing the plight of service workers with my friend, Becky, I shared what I’d learned from Kate Raworth’s book, that the stock market performance did not equate to better circumstances for low-paying employees. Becky wondered aloud (paraphrased), “if the well-paying factory jobs are not returning, how will these people’s well-being improve?”
“Universal Basic Income is a great idea. Let’s just send everyone a check,” Michelle grabs another scone and takes a big bite for a woman with a petite mouth. With scone eliminated, she hisses, “what about personal responsibility, taking care of yourself instead of relying on big government?” Conversation with friends on issues you agree … Continue reading Knowledge, Trees With Roots
In December of 2017, my bookclub read The Rent Collector, fiction inspired by the story of Sang Ly, a real person who lived in the Stungmean Chey dump in Cambodia. The women in the bookclub knew about the homeless in our own country, but we were less knowledgeable about people in other countries. It was … Continue reading El Torre de David, World’s Tallest Slum