#307; summertime in the city

As we approach my favorite holiday of the year (Fourth of July, of course), I took a moment today to catch up on “real life” work and realized suddenly that this summer has been much busier than most. It helps that in Massachusetts the campaign cycle seems to never end, but I’ve been happy toContinue reading “#307; summertime in the city”

#296; Progressive MA conf 2013 (#2)

Newton, MA — Education and the “Whole Child”. Walking into the education panel, I stopped to asked moderator and candidate for Boston City Council Suzanne Lee a quick question. “Hey hon, are you all gonna touch on mental health in the classroom in the panel just now?” I was told the panelists – MTA PresidentContinue reading “#296; Progressive MA conf 2013 (#2)”

#295; in others’ words – social justice

John Lennon said — “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.” I’m spending the day with RootscampMA; talking progressive organizing statewide. I’ve been thinking a lot more about what it is to be progressive, why I’m progressive, and what social justice actually means. I’m came across this quote thisContinue reading “#295; in others’ words – social justice”

#294; Progressive MA conf 2013

Newton MA — Today I’m attending the 1st Annual Conference of Progressives MA. As we’re finishing up the first morning panels, I’m struck by how incredible moments like this are in the life of an activist. I’ve spent the morning talking up my concerns about the mental health system here in Massachusetts, after my experienceContinue reading “#294; Progressive MA conf 2013”

#292; The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T.

I had the incredible pleasure, this weekend, of seeing The Glass Menagerie at the American Repertory Theater with my new co-workers from The Theater Offensive, and thanks to our youth troupe, True Colors, we got to take part in a Talkback with the cast after the show! The cast – Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, CeliaContinue reading “#292; The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T.”

#277; to believe in ourselves

Last night in a great discussion about sustainability, youth politics, and compassion, Ian Somerhalder, of The Vampire Diaries and Lost fame (also the founder of the animal rights-centric Ian Somerhalder Foundation, ISF and someone who has discussed green policy with President Obama himself) said that his best advice for our generation is to believe in ourselves.Continue reading “#277; to believe in ourselves”