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Older article but still relevant today! I was just talking to my spouse about this when we were out walking in an area with a lot of walkers/joggers. Pay attention to who moves first.

In early November of last year, 25-year-old labor organizer Beth Breslaw decided to confront male entitlement one sidewalk stranger at a time. She was inspired by a friend’s experience: Having heard that men were less likely than their female counterparts to make room on a crowded sidewalk, this friend wanted to test the theory herself while commuting to and from her job in the Financial District. From then on, she spent every day getting repeatedly body-checked.

“She would get on the train and have nowhere to sit because men were all spread out on the seats,” Breslaw told me with a laugh. “Then she’d get off the train and have nowhere to walk because men don’t get out of the way.”


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You humans make me tired.
You destroy each other focusing on differences
vs: what you have in common. #bekind


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The myth is that the deregulation or privatization of a moral mission of government eliminates government.

But it doesn’t. Large corporations also govern our lives – often making life and death decisions that affect us.

Government isn’t eliminated. It is just shifted from the public sector, where there is an ethic of protection and public accountability, to the private sector, where there is an ethic of profit and no public accountability.
-George Lakoff from Moral Politics, 2002


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What would the child you once were

think of the adult you have become today?

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It’s the first day of spring and it’s snowing again. This winter has been horrible for the East Coast with massive snowfall in some areas and others bitter cold. In the Philadelphia and surrounding areas it’s the coldest in 38 years. Yet I heard on the news last night this winter was one of the warmest on record – except for the East Coast which was unseasonably cold, (no kidding!.)

I think this quote about sums it up for me and how I’m feeling.

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.

  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."

-Henry Van Dyke


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One day she finally grasped
that unexpected things were
always going to happen in life.

And with that she realized the
only control she had was how
she chose to handle them.

So, she made the decision to
survive using courage, humor
and grace. She was the
Queen of her own life and the
choice was hers. 


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Make it End

Repeat after me……

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." – Hal Borland


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