Why I march . . . “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
I march because I love myself, my sisters, my mother, my aunts, and my daughter . . . and all my “Sisters” around the globe
I march because I love our Planet Earth . . . all her waters, all her mountains, all her woods, all her plains.
I march because all people deserve respect and dignity . . . all people.
I march because to be silent is to be complicit. I march because that is too high a price to pay.
January 21, 2017 :: Downtown Louisville, KY
Our brains have always outraced our hearts. Our science charges ahead, but our souls lag behind. Let’s start anew.
Lee Adama: Battlestar Galactica
This isn’t the first time I’ve used this quote on the blog. It always comes to mind when I’m feeling frayed around the edges; when things haven’t turned out the way I expected; when I sense change. There is a lot of that in the air right now.
- This blog is getting repurposed–again, but isn’t that the nature of a blog written solely to chronicle what this family is up to. We are not a static set of people and so the blog is ever evolving. I was surprised to see how happy it made me to remove posts from the blog. The blog will continue to focus on a few areas: gardening, living simply, living lightly, and family memories.
- There is much work to be done on the environmental front, both personally and collectively. I’m devoting my letter writing and phone call making energy toward this front. There are so many issues that need attention, but this is a place where I’ve been active for 20 years. Along with letter writing and phone calls, I’ll be working on a project that Hannah and Kelly have encouraged me to pursue.
- Project 2 is republishing some of my Asperger’s essays in a new format. I wrote nearly 60,000 words on parenting a child/adult with Asperger’s. People have been looking for those posts, but I didn’t want to keep a separate blog going just for that. A great deal of writing is coming from the “Aspies”themselves, and I want to encourage that, but I’m hearing that our story — successes, failures — is helpful to those just starting the journey.
- I’m stepping back from health coaching and mentoring moms with kids on the Spectrum. There is so much new science, so many new therapies, and so many new ways to plug into the support system. I don’t have the energy to stay current on all the research and since Michael is an adult most of the therapies are not going to be applicable to him.
I’ve been blogging here since very early 2007. This blog had grown to such a huge monster that I left it for a time before coming back. Now as the new year starts, I decided to clean house. I kept a few posts from years gone by, but deleted a great quantity of posts (over 700!)
What’s left is a good sampling of what was important in past years along with family photos and memories.
Going forward this blog will become more curated . . . meaning I will keep the best and delete the rest. 2016 posts will remain up until the same month in 2017, then I’ll sort through and decide what to keep and what to let go of. In some respects this is the exact way I handle my journals. I burn them in a “ritual” each year on New Year’s Eve.