A glimpse in The Washington Post into Laura Moser, the mom/writer behind the fabulous Daily Action. It is the easiest kind of activism around. Just put your phone number in to that site, and you'll get daily texts with a number to call and that will connect you to your senators. You'll even get a little briefing each day on what issue to tackle.
Happy to say Writers Resist accepted a prose poem I sent. Not sure when they'll publish it yet.
Their magazine is one of the few resistance-related sites that doesn't give me heart palpitations each time I visit. It reminds me to take the time to think through and process current events, not just subject myself to an onslaught of news, with Kurtz at the end of The Heart of Darkness caught in a continuous feedback loop of "The horror! The horror!"
It's sunny outside. 37 degrees. Winter weather, for which I'm so grateful.
Please read Sandra Simonds, Cape Fear, North Carolina
Wally kicked off a #Swubble effort today with a letter to a new pen pal friend in North Carolina. The idea is for kids in different states to write (real letters!) to each other. I hadn't coached him to write about anything political and he didn't. Yet it was fitting that he wrote about studying bridges and reported that he had lost his voice yesterday, "But now I have it back."