Bits and clips is this blog’s monthly feature of the best I saw, read, or heard on the internet in the month. With my New Year’s Resolution prohibiting trolling, I thought this monthly feature might suffer. That was definitely not the case, even though I’ve been diligent about my resolution. There is more here than ever before. Many of them came from you. Thank you for that.
It has been an unusual month. I dearly–emphatically!– want to honor blog readers of every stripe on both sides of the aisle even though I find myself in a position to take a stand, and feel a need for me to do so. However, I respect our differences as well, and I don’t want to offend anyone, nor do I see this blog as a platform on which to argue points of view.
So in these bits and clips– and maybe those going forward– I will split up my “ideas” section below to separate out anything political from those that are not partisan, in an effort to offer perspectives in a way that they can be explored or avoided, as the reader wishes.
In the meantime, I hope we are all involved in the process. To be in touch with your representatives, text your Zip Code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with the names and numbers of your federal and state reps and senators. This is an easy way to get the numbers into your phone. Then use these numbers and participate as often as you feel the need.
Anyway, I hope there is something here that you find helpful, interesting, enlightening or thought provoking:
Paper Marbling (video)
Expecting a Long and Joyous Life (podcast)
Getting to the Heart of Peacemaking (podcast)
Obama Foundation (video)