New American Resistance – 6 March

I took a break from this series last week.  I had a lot of grading I needed to do but I also needed a little downtime to avoid activist burnout.  These pieces take a lot out of me emotionally.  But, even though I was on break the Mad King Donnie was not.  So let’s jump back into things!  This weekly series aims to a) help us stay informed on the events unfolding in America and b) urge readers to add their voice to the chorus calling out for justice.  We must be aware.  We must be vocal.  We must be active.  We must be loving.  This is how we will triumph and how we will transform our lives, our nation, and our world. Continue reading

The New American Resistance – 30 January

Last week I started a new series called “The New American Resistance.”  Taking its name from a comment Bruce Springsteen made last weekend, these weekly posts aim to a) help us stay informed on the events unfolding in America and b) urge readers to add their voice to the chorus calling out for justice.  I don’t know where we’re heading as a country but I know I have to do everything I can to aid the growing struggle for justice. Continue reading

The New American Resistance

So…it’s been a week huh?  I was planning on writing a fun post about how much I’m loving The Totally Awesome Hulk today but I can’t get my head around it.  Reading the news for the last five days has taken me on an emotional journey.  I’ve been spending much time in thought and conversation with loved ones about where our country is heading.  I’ve been struggling to understand, let alone find my place in the events that are unfolding.  As I do this, I keep thinking of something Bruce Springsteen said during a concert in Western Australia last Sunday.    Continue reading