Five things that made me happy today – 2/11/20

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

1. In Bible study today we read Jonah. It’s a great little story, and it’s amazing how the humor in it holds up after 2500 years. It’s only 4 chapters long. The VeggieTales version is amazingly true to the Biblical story.

2. We had lunch at the Bistro, even though Sarah (personal trainer) wasn’t there today. She is still trying to recover from jetlag, so Big Al had a reprieve until Thursday.

3. Senior University had a presenter today who talked to us about The Physics of Sound & Waves. I never took physics in school, but with an engineer for a father and another one as a brother, I picked up a lot by osmosis, I guess. Anyway, he brought lots of equipment to demonstrate including a slinky, an oscilloscope, and tuning forks. Very interesting.

4. I had a mocha and an apple fritter for snack since I only had an egg salad sandwich for lunch.

5. Big Al and I talked to our financial advisor this afternoon, and he is going to be rebalancing Al’s 401K to 30% equity/70% fixed income. I’m going to be much happier and less nervous about the market.

How about you? What made you happy to

Five things that made me happy today – 2/10/20

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

1. Today is our oldest grandchild’s 21st birthday. How well I remember that day.

2. We left early this morning and went to the commissary for our regular shopping that we do every five or six weeks. We had a fast food breakfast – I got a mocha and a scone. Big Al got breakfast burritos. I LOVE shopping at the commissary on Monday mornings!!! The shelves are full, the aisles are (relatively) empty. We were in and out in less than a hour. All the groceries were unloaded from the car and put away by 12:30, so we went to lunch at Oddfellas. Big Al had a club sandwich and I had a southwest chicken chopped salad.

3. I did two loads of clothes last night, and started the last load before we left this morning after adding our nightwear to the washer. The wash was finished when we got home. I dried it while we went to lunch. Now, all the laundry is clean, dried, folded, and hung up.

4. My personal trainer, Sarah, is back after spending a month in Thailand with her family. I’ve really missed her. She put me through my paces today and I feel tired, but good.

5. Today is Gazebo Group – happy hour with my favorite folks! I’m ready for a glass of wine.

BONUS: After fog this morning, the sun has been shining since noon. Still pretty cool, but sunny with blue, blue Seattle skies.

How about you? What made you happy today?

Intentions for 2020 – Review for January

My Star Word for this year is “Encourage”. The internet says “encourage” means to give support, confidence or hope to someone.

Here are my intentions for 2020.

Physical Health

  • Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 15 more pounds this year. – Not much change in my weight, but I got rid of the Christmas pounds and am holding steady.
    • Minimize chocolate, including mochas. – I’ve done pretty well with minimizing chocolate, but the mochas keep calling me. I have cut the size from vente (20 oz) to small (12 oz). I bought a Starbucks ceramic 12 oz cup to both cut down on the size of the mochas and also to cut back on the solid waste of 3-5 paper/plastic cups every week.
    • Be sure to get 25 grams of fiber every day. – Check!
  • Continue to work with my personal trainer for strength, balance, and endurance.
    • Schedule three sessions a week. – Went to all of them.
    • Work on core strength and balance by myself between times. – Check!
  • Notice and report any unexpected physical changes (rashes, bumps, etc.) to my doctor. – no new rashes, bumps, or aches!

Emotional Health

  • Remember that excessive encouragement can be nagging. – I’m trying to remember.
    • Say it with a smile. – Check
      • After almost 55 years of marriage, Big Al in now getting up to eat breakfast!
    • Don’t belabor the point. – Check
      • I’ve been a little nagging about Big Al returning to exercise, but I only say it with love.
  • Continue to post “Five Things that Made Me Happy Today” every day on my blog.
    • Notice encouragement from other people. – several other people have started posting their own #5Things.
    • Notice encouragement from the Universe. – I’ve been a “hot mess” ever since the 2016 election. I’m no longer focusing of what’s wrong, but I’m noticing what’s right in my life now, and I’m much calmer and (I think) nicer to be around.

Intellectual Health

  • Expand my leisure reading. Read 50 books this year (not just “fluff”).
    • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – finished
    • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo – finished
    • Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy – reading
  • Keep up with the national news daily without obsessing over it. – I’ve had a hard time not obsessing over the impeachment, but I’ve managed to limit my involvement, by minimizing the time I spend on Facebook.
    • Listen to NPR – I’m not listening as much as I have in the past because Big Al has decided to eat breakfast – and that used to be my time to listen to NPR. He doesn’t like listening to the news on the radio.
    • Watch Rachel Maddow – I watch her whenever she’s on, but…again because of the impeachment, she has not been doing as much analysis as normal.
  • Participate in Creative Writing classes here at Franke Tobey Jones.
    • Work on my on-going story about my childhood – waiting for inspiration.
    • Keep writing Midrash poetry when the opportunity presents itself – no new poems
    • Taking a “Flash Fiction” course every other week now. It’s fun to “just write” for 30 minutes without worrying about spelling, or grammar.
  • Attend Brain Training when it is offered by Senior University. – It didn’t happen in January, but it will return this week.
  • Participate in Great Decisions here at Franke Tobey Jones. – We met for the first session and I’m going to be leading the discussion on Climate Change at the end of the month.

Spiritual Health

  • Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.- Check
    • Counted the offering once this month.
  • Participate in Interfaith Dialogue – No meetings so far this year.
  • Continue with General Assembly Nominating Committee – No meetings so far this year.

Social Health

  • Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones.
    • Wellness Center – Check
    • Gazebo Group – We have expanded to include several people who live in Lillian Pratt, and are trying to get some folks from Bristol View to join us. We regularly have 15-20 every week, now.
  • Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
    • Bible Study – Check
    • Earth Care Congregation – we have been certified as an Earth Care Congregation and I’m doing an article for the newsletter monthly, as well as helping develop a wider program.
      • The Community Garden is doing a training next month and they have already scheduled two sets of pollinators (bees) to come and help us out.

Social Justice

  • Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials. – Check
  • Support the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and MoveOn. – Check
  • Support the election of officials who are champions for Social Justice issues.
    • Climate action – I’ve almost eliminated single-use plastic from my life, and I’ve turned into an advocate.
    • Racial justice
    • Health Care Availability
    • Wealth Inequality

 

Intentions for 2020

My Star Word for this year is “Encourage”. The internet says “encourage” means to give support, confidence or hope to someone.

Here are my intentions for 2020.

Physical Health

  • Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 15 more pounds this year.
    • Minimize chocolate, including mochas.
    • Be sure to get 25 grams of fiber every day.
  • Continue to work with my personal trainer for strength, balance, and endurance.
    • Schedule three sessions a week.
    • Work on core strength and balance by myself between times.
  • Notice and report any unexpected physical changes (rashes, bumps, etc.) to my doctor.

Emotional Health

  • Remember that excessive encouragement can be nagging.
    • Say it with a smile.
    • Don’t belabor the point.
  • Continue to post “Five Things that Made Me Happy Today” every day on my blog.
    • Notice encouragement from other people.
    • Notice encouragement from the Universe.

Intellectual Health

  • Expand my leisure reading. Read 50 books this year (not just “fluff”).
    • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – reading
  • Keep up with the national news daily without obsessing over it.
    • Listen to NPR
    • Watch Rachel Maddow
  • Participate in Creative Writing classes here at Franke Tobey Jones.
    • Work on my on-going story about my childhood.
    • Keep writing Midrash poetry when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Attend Brain Training when it is offered by Senior University.
  • Participate in Great Decisions here at Franke Tobey Jones.

Spiritual Health

  • Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.
  • Participate in Interfaith Dialogue.
  • Continue with General Assembly Nominating Committee.

Social Health

  • Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones.
    • Wellness Center
    • Gazebo Group
  • Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
    • Bible Study
    • Interfaith Dialogue

Social Justice

  • Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials.
  • Work with Bethany on becoming an Earth Care Congregation.
  • Support the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and MoveOn.
  • Support the election of officials who are champions for Social Justice issues.
    • Climate action
    • Racial justice
    • Health Care Availability
    • Wealth Inequality

 

Intentions Review for 2019

Finish every year and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. To-morrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

My Star Word for this year was “Empathy”. The internet defines empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Merriam-Webster says, “Empathy is similar to sympathy, but empathy usually suggests stronger, more instinctive feeling.”

Here are my intentions for 2019.

Physical Health

  • Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 20 more pounds this year. – I’ve lost 6.5 lbs this year. Since my colonoscopy, on the recommendation of my gastroenterologist, I am trying to eat a minimum of 25 grams of fiber every day. Since fiber is usually paired with carbs, I’m not losing as quickly as I probably might, but I’m eating real food, not fast food.
  • I did well over Christmas. I went a little crazy over some of the cookie and candy exchanges, but all in all, I lost the Thanksgiving weight, and a little more.
  • Continue to average 150 miles a month on my Fitbit. – done. This week I’ve dropped my step count target back to 10,000 steps a day. The guilt wasn’t worth the extra steps.
  • My personal trainer has scheduled me for 3 days a week and I’ve been trying to walk a little bit, even if it’s only around the grocery store, every morning. Walking outside is not fun, now that we’ve entered “the Big Dark” of cloudy skies and/or fog almost every day.

Emotional Health

  • I AM trying to remember “empathy” in my interactions with people I meet.
  • I have continued posting Five Things that Made Me Happy Today every day here on this blog. I don’t do it for other people – I do it for myself – to remind me how much I have to be thankful for.

Intellectual Health

  • Expand my leisure reading from fluff mysteries to more substantial novels. – Books read this year.
    1. The Library Book by Susan Orleans – finished
    2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – finished
    3. Becoming by Michelle Obama – finished
    4. Womanish Midrash by Wil Gafney – finished
    5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – finished
    6. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor – finished
    7. Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine – finished
    8. Silent Night by Danielle Steele – finished
    9. Autumn by Ali Smith – finished
    10. Winter by Ali Smith – finished
    11.  A Good Year by Peter Mayle – finished
    12.  Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley – finished
    13. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman – finished
    14.  Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel – finished
    15.  Cleaning the Gold by Karen Slaughter and Lee Child – finished
    16.  Beyond the Garden by Ashley Farley – finished
    17. Everything is F*cked – a Book about Hope by Mark Manson – finished
    18. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    19. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – finished
    20. There, There by Tommy Orange – finished
    21. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf – finished
    22. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    23. Calico Joe by John Grisham – finished
    24. The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead -finished
    25. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – finished
    26. Kindred by Octavia E Butler – finished
    27. The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck – finished
    28. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – finished
    29.  No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Tilton Sheldon – finished
    30. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – finished
    31. Blue Moon by Lee Child – finished
    32. A Redbird Christmas by Fanny Flagg – finished
    33. Mood Signs by Helen Haught Fanick – finished
    34. Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman – finished
    35. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – reading
  • Continue to read the Washington Post and the New York Times for reasonably non-biased reporting. – I scan the headlines and read articles that interest me.
  • I subscribe to Mediumand read articles of current interest.
  • Continue to watch the Rachel Maddow Show to feed my angst and resolve. – Check
  • Creative Writing will resume early next year.

Spiritual Health

  • Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.
  • I have encouraged Bethany to become an Earth Care Congregation, and I’ll be writing articles for the newsletter and doing Minutes for Mission regularly to help fulfill our requirements for that designation.
  • Try to carve out time daily for intentional prayer and meditation. I’ve subscribed to several email “prompts” that arrive in my inbox every morning. The Upper Room has a couple of short reflections and/or devotionals every morning, and A Network for Gratefulness (the tag at the top of this post is from these folks) also gives me something to think about as I go about my day.
  • I’ve missed the last couple of meetings with my Interfaith Group. I’ll try to get back to it next year.
  • I post Morning and Evening Prayer on Facebook in Casa – An Experiment in Doing Church On-line on the 23rd of every month.

Social Health

  • Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones. – I still regularly attend the Gazebo Group (the folks who meet on Monday evenings for Happy Hour.)
  • Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
  • Tend the relationships I have on Social Media. I’m making an effort to avoid posting or reposting political articles. I’ve removed Facebook from my “always open” on my desktop, and moved it out of my homepage on my phone and my iPad. Next year I will continue that.
  • It’s nice to have my younger son and his family in the same time zone. Unfortunately they are on the other side of the mountains, so travel there is not easy once the snow starts.

Miscellaneous

  • Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials.
  • Attend GA Nominating Committee meetings, both face-to-face and virtually. We are scheduled for a face-to-face in March.
  • Support #BlackLiveMatter, #Me,Too, #ThePoorPeople’sCampaign, #ClimateAction, and other social justice movements. – I donate regularly to MoveOn, the ACLU, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. I attend rallies and marches if I’m available.

 

Intentions Review for December 2019

My Star Word for this year is “Empathy”. The internet defines empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Merriam-Webster says, “Empathy is similar to sympathy, but empathy usually suggests stronger, more instinctive feeling.”

Here are my intentions for 2019.

Physical Health

  • Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 20 more pounds this year. – I’ve lost 6.2 lbs this year so far. Since my colonoscopy, on the recommendation of my gastroenterologist, I am trying to eat a minimum of 25 grams of fiber every day. Since fiber is usually paired with carbs, I’m not losing as quickly as I probably might, but I’m eating real food, not fast food.
  • I will admit that over the five days of Thanksgiving vacation, I ate whatever I wanted, and didn’t exercise at all. But I’m crawling back on the fitness wheel tomorrow.
  • Continue to average 150 miles a month on my Fitbit. – done. I’ve upped my step count target to 12,000 steps a day and continue to meet that goal..
  • My personal trainer has scheduled me for 3 days a week and I’ve been trying to walk a little bit, even if it’s only around the grocery store, every morning. Walking outside is not fun, now that we’ve entered “the Big Dark” of cloudy skies and/or fog almost every day.

Emotional Health

  • I AM trying to remember “empathy” in my interactions with people I meet.
  • I have continued posting Five Things that Made Me Happy Today every day here on this blog. I don’t do it for other people – I do it for myself – to remind me how much I have to be thankful for.

Intellectual Health

  • Expand my leisure reading from fluff mysteries to more substantial novels. – Books read this year.
    1. The Library Book by Susan Orleans – finished
    2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – finished
    3. Becoming by Michelle Obama – finished
    4. Womanish Midrash by Wil Gafney – finished
    5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – finished
    6. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor – finished
    7. Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine – finished
    8. Silent Night by Danielle Steele – finished
    9. Autumn by Ali Smith – finished
    10. Winter by Ali Smith – finished
    11.  A Good Year by Peter Mayle – finished
    12.  Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley – finished
    13. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman – finished
    14.  Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel – finished
    15.  Cleaning the Gold by Karen Slaughter and Lee Child – finished
    16.  Beyond the Garden by Ashley Farley – finished
    17. Everything is F*cked – a Book about Hope by Mark Manson – finished
    18. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    19. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – finished
    20. There, There by Tommy Orange – finished
    21. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf – finished
    22. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    23. Calico Joe by John Grisham – finished
    24. The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead -finished
    25. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – finished
    26. Kindred by Octavia E Butler – finished
    27. The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck – finished
    28. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – finished
    29.  No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Tilton Sheldon – finished
    30. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – finished
    31. Blue Moon by Lee Child – finished
    32. A Redbird Christmas by Fanny Flagg – reading
  • Continue to read the Washington Post and the New York Times for reasonably non-biased reporting. – I scan the headlines and read articles that interest me.
  • I subscribe to Mediumand read articles of current interest.
  • Continue to watch the Rachel Maddow Show to feed my angst and resolve. – Check

Spiritual Health

  • Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.
  • I have encouraged Bethany to become an Earth Care Congregation, and I’ll be writing articles for the newsletter and doing Minutes for Mission regularly to help fulfill our requirements for that designation.
  • Try to carve out time daily for intentional prayer and meditation. I’ve subscribed to several email “prompts” that arrive in my inbox every morning. The Upper Room has a couple of short reflections and/or devotionals every morning, and A Network for Gratefulness also gives me something to think about as I go about my day.
  • Our Interfaith discussion group with the Muslims, Jews, Lutherans, and Presbyterians will meet again this month.
  • I post Morning and Evening Prayer on Facebook in Casa – An Experiment in Doing Church On-line on the 23rd of every month.

Social Health

  • Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones. – I still regularly attend the Gazebo Group (the folks who meet on Monday evenings for Happy Hour.)
  • Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church. I took the preacher out to lunch, just to reconnect socially. It was a nice chance to visit with her and catch up on her family
  • Tend the relationships I have on Social Media. I’m making an effort to avoid posting or reposting political articles, although I do still try to call out blatant racism, sexism, misogyny, etc. when it comes to my page.
  • Since my younger son and his family moved to central Washington this summer, we’ve been able to see them more often, and we had Thanksgiving at their house.

Miscellaneous

  • Creative Writing will resume early next year.
  • Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials.
  • Attend GA Nominating Committee meetings, both face-to-face and virtually. We did a review and training in early November by ZOOM.
  • Support #BlackLiveMatter, #Me,Too, #ThePoorPeople’sCampaign, #ClimateAction, and other social justice movements. – I donate regularly to MoveOn, the ACLU, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. I attend rallies and marches if I’m available.

 

Intentions Review for November 2019

My Star Word for this year is “Empathy”. The internet defines empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Merriam-Webster says, “Empathy is similar to sympathy, but empathy usually suggests stronger, more instinctive feeling.”

Here are my intentions for 2019.

Physical Health

  • Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 20 more pounds this year. – I’ve lost 6.2 lbs this year so far. Since my colonoscopy, on the recommendation of my gastroenterologist, I am trying to eat a minimum of 25 grams of fiber every day. Since fiber is usually paired with carbs, I’m not losing as quickly as I probably might, but I’m eating real food, not fast food.
  • Continue to average 150 miles a month on my Fitbit. – done. I’ve upped my step count target to 12,000 steps a day.
  • My personal trainer has scheduled me for 3 days a week instead of the 2 days a week I have been doing. She also wants me to add at least 5 minutes of brisk walking (even if it is laps around the gym) after I work out on the Nu-Step.

Emotional Health

  • I AM trying to remember “empathy” in my interactions with people I meet.
  • I have continued posting Five Things that Made Me Happy Today every day here on this blog. I don’t do it for other people – I do it for myself – to remind me how much I have to be thankful for.

Intellectual Health

  • Expand my leisure reading from fluff mysteries to more substantial novels. – Books read this year.
    1. The Library Book by Susan Orleans – finished
    2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – finished
    3. Becoming by Michelle Obama – finished
    4. Womanish Midrash by Wil Gafney – finished
    5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – finished
    6. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor – finished
    7. Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine – finished
    8. Silent Night by Danielle Steele – finished
    9. Autumn by Ali Smith – finished
    10. Winter by Ali Smith – finished
    11.  A Good Year by Peter Mayle – finished
    12.  Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley – finished
    13. The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman – finished
    14.  Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel – finished
    15.  Cleaning the Gold by Karen Slaughter and Lee Child – finished
    16.  Beyond the Garden by Ashley Farley – finished
    17. Everything is F*cked – a Book about Hope by Mark Manson – finished
    18. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    19. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – finished
    20. There, There by Tommy Orange – finished
    21. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf – finished
    22. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – finished
    23. Calico Joe by John Grisham – finished
    24. The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead -finished
    25. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – finished
    26. Kindred by Octavia E Butler – finished
    27. The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck – finished
    28. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – finished
    29.  No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Tilton Sheldon – finished
    30. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates – reading
  • Continue to read the Washington Post and the New York Times for reasonably non-biased reporting. – I scan the headlines and read articles that interest me.
  • I subscribe to Mediumand read articles of current interest.
  • Continue to watch the Rachel Maddow Show to feed my angst and resolve. – Check
  • Great Decisions discussion group here at Franke Tobey Jones – We’ve finished this for 2019. We’ll start again in January.

Spiritual Health

  • Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.
  • Try to carve out time daily for intentional prayer and meditation. I’ve subscribed to several email “prompts” that arrive in my inbox every morning. The Upper Room has a couple of short reflections and/or devotionals every morning, and A Network for Gratefulness also gives me something to think about as I go about my day.
  • Our Interfaith discussion group with the Muslims, Jews, Lutherans, and Presbyterians will meet again in November.
  • I post Morning and Evening Prayer on Facebook in Casa – An Experiment in Doing Church On-line on the 23rd of every month.

Social Health

  • Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones. –
    • I still regularly attend the Gazebo Group (the folks who meet on Monday evenings for Happy Hour.)
  • Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church. – Check
  • Tend the relationships I have on Social Media. I’m making an effort to avoid posting or reposting political articles, although I do still try to call out blatant racism, sexism, misogyny, etc. when it comes to my page.

Miscellaneous

  • I’m trying to do a 20-day 360 Wellness Challenge. You can check out the requirements and how I did with them on my daily postings here.
  • I’m still in a Creative Writing class and still working sporadically on my memoir.
  • Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials.
  • Attend GA Nominating Committee meetings, both face-to-face and virtually. Next meetings are scheduled for an on-line meeting in November and a face-to-face meeting in March.
  • Support #BlackLiveMatter, #Me,Too, #ThePoorPeople’sCampaign, #ClimateAction, and other social justice movements. – I donate regularly to MoveOn, the ACLU, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. I attend rallies and marches if I’m available.