coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas, redux

It is early December and Christmas frenzy is in full swing at my house. I'm ordering presents, actually venturing out of the house to go to real live local stores, making all sorts of lists, and starting those damn Xmas cards. I'm already tired of it all. However, if past years are an indication, it will soon take over every thinking moment. I will be obsessed with the holidays any minute now and I won't resurface until January. Ho ho ho I think there are sugar plums dancing in my head.  Perhaps it is the time for a change. Maybe Christmas should be much, much more about giving, caring, and helping others.  Maybe everyday should be like that?

By the way, the U.S. has received an early Christmas present in the form of #PoorPeoplesCampaign, a revival of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1960's era Civil Rights movement. According to a post on the Repairers of the Breach facebook page, 

"Poor, Disenfranchised," (and) "Clergy to Launch New Movement For Moral Revival of America: Leaders to Announce Historic Wave of Direct Action, Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

Washington – On Monday, 50 years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others called for the original Poor People’s Campaign, organizers will announce a new moral movement to challenge the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and America’s distorted national morality.

The Monday launch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival by co-chairs Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and other leaders will include the unveiling of details around six weeks of direct action next spring at statehouses and the U.S. Capitol, including plans for one of the largest waves of civil disobedience in U.S. history."


Here's a video that was posted live yesterday to start their campaign:


  1. Replies
    1. Ha! I noticed you are on a roll, too. Does life feel more vibrant now because we are aging, or because we are involved in the world again?

    2. Colette, this is exciting. We have mostly kicked butt for the last year, past the Women's March. My health was not good enough to join. Now it is. I haven't been in the street since Nixon bombed Cambodia. It's time to be back, at least on the edge, where I can look for a place to sit down from time to time.

  2. The pendulum always swings back. And this time I think it will be with a vengeance. I am ready.

    1. That makes me happy to hear. A new day is gonna come.

  3. Of course include me. I would say I'm in but I have never been out.

  4. This land is our land. Here's to all of us doing our part toward leading our land to the ideals, freedom and justice for all


So, whadayathink?