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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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Thanks for the link, Sue. I like their mission statement: "Our mission is to help those feeling overwhelmed, daunted, and disheartened to engage in meaningful civic activism. We know that activism can be hard, but it gets easier with practice, and we're here to help you get started." What we need!
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The list is so long--Ill never get it finished! And Gertrudes life is so amazing and her time so rich and complex: theres more than one book in it.Bill and I are talking about a collaboration on a multi-book project. I feel blessed to have the luxury of this exploration.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Quiet Time at Lifescapes
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The deeper I dig into her life and achievements, the more she fascinates me, Gail. Amazing woman.
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Typepad HTML Email Youre right, Lorlee. Excellent book. This week, Im working through the letters and journal entries she wrote during her expedition to Hail and Baghdad (Nov. 1913-April 1914). Such adventures!
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2016 on Quiet Time at Lifescapes
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Michele, thank you so much for the link to Barbara Kingsolver's post! I've shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Our voting machines have no audit trail, either. That doesn't matter now, in this deep red county (80-20, Trump). But it will matter as the gap narrows--as it will, as our Hispanic Texans take their place in this democracy. We need a voting process that counts and verifies, efficiently.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2016 on Here Is a Thing You Can Do at Lifescapes
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I wish I could be there, LaNell--I'm remembering the energies of marching in Berkeley against the war in the early 70s. Raise your voice for the rest of us, while we do what we can from where we are.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Yes--and we are on the side of history, Linda. The next four years may pull the country backward, but the power of inclusion can't be stopped. Dark now, but there's light ahead.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Ann, thank you for sharing your Resistance work (don't want to sound melodramatic, but that's what it is). Your Refugee Task Force is so, so important. Each person you help to resettle will become another American citizen who can carry us forward. We're all grateful.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Jan, thank you. As inclusive Americans who belong to a global community, we hope that the nationalistic infection that seems to be sweeping the planet doesn't reach your island continent.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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You're not alone, Mary Beth. There are at least 2 million more of "us" than there are of "them." http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/clinton-lead-popular-vote-2016-231790 At the very least, this could lead to reform of the EC--which in this case, did not work as the Founding Fathers (in their patriarchal wisdom) intended.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Chery. ♥♥
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Thank you for mentioning NARAL, Sally: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/about-us/?referrer=https://www.google.com/ Good luck with your efforts.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Marcia, SCN (www.storycircle.org) is a project Im very proud of. So many women raising their voices to celebrate womens livesevery day is an inspiration. Thanks for helping us spread the word!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Thank you! Are you the Sherry who worked with me at SWT so many years ago?
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2016 on Another Prize for LOVING ELEANOR! at Lifescapes
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Deb, love your "I stand with..." declaration! Do you know about the Safety Pin movement? http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/election-safety-pin-protest I'm wearing mine!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Ann, yes: it is the children who will have to live in a Trump world. They will be affected for decades to come by the choices made in their names by this administration.
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I agree, Dorothy. HRC has been wearing a target since her days as FL of AR. Shame on the people who made judgments about her based on false claims. Those of us who don't travel (at nearly 77, I don't) are finding ways to reach out from where we are.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Yes. It's more than a metaphor.
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Margaret, thank you for saying that so emphatically. "I will not be a good German." The parallels to the early 1930s are stark and frightening. "Unity" was not right then. It isn't right now. Lovely to hear about your puppy. If we can each find one light in our darkness, that may help.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Karen, also, thanks for the link to the Change.org petition, to ask electors to change their vote in the Electoral College: https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Bless you, Karen--I thought of you this very morning, remembering our rural beginnings and feeling that not all Middle-Americans are cut from the same cloth. Thank you for this confirmation.
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Pat, browse this: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/safetypin?source=feed_text&story_id=1148285558602378 It will make you feel better. Women are so, so smart when it comes to finding ways to work together.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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Thanks for the link, Lisa--that's a great group. Just saw a great story there about #safetypin fever: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053145458116389/permalink/1148285558602378/ We may be scattered all over the country but we are not alone.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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We think it can't happen here--but it can! Thank you for your active commitment, Constance.
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Here's a possibility, Susan: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/a-womens-march-on-washington-is-planned-for-the-day-after-tr Maybe there will be a sister event in Wisconsin: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105797579470216/
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2016 on Soaked to the Skin at Lifescapes
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