Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Einstein

"A hundred times a day I remind myself that my life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give, in measure as I have received, and am still receiving"
Albert Einstein

Monday, January 22, 2007

Things We Can Do -2

Well here I am again. It turns out that once you start a gmail account you can't merge an old account with the new...who knew

Ah so Howard Zinn, seems he's a new cult fav - everyones heard of him it seems but me.

I am going to re post the first two post here to create a through line ..hope it helps... I really am hoping to get anyone who receives this post who has an idea about it or how to slow down or crazy push to annihilation to write me...us..so please do

Also I have had a few great suggestions so far:
From Michael;
if you get those spam direct mail flyers that start with a heading shop local and then have your local grocery store ads in them and like me throw them directly in the recycle - call the 800 number on the bottom of the front page and cancel it, it takes 2 minutes and if enough of us do it they may in fact make less of them

another from Ben but I have to go find the url

-elena

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Okay, so I wasn't so clear on what kind of action I hope to take place...

I am really hoping all my friends who read this and pass this along can help link up a small community of people who are interested in really doing something about creating more sustainable, people- friendly, simple kind ways to improve our schools - public education in this country is in a terrible state of dis-repair, the environment, anyone for worm-power?!! And basically letting the government - local, state and national representatives know that we are really serious about changing the course of American policy, this running roughshod over any one who gets in our money's way has got to stop or at least be slowed down a lot.

This is a place to document, dictate and rant about the socio- economic scene in your part of the world as you see it and to make suggestions however big or small on how to change things.

peacefully, and respectively of course
-elena

Day One a People's History of the US by Howard Zinn

First let me say, that I am too impatient and too busy to get this going in any easy way. I must have started this blog 8 times today only to forget my user name or password or if I even started the blog and I still don't have the template I wanted, but alas, I am here at last.

Second the impetus for starting this blog was action. I really want to do something, say something about us everyday regular people motivating ourselves into action.

If "our "country - these United States, which I do love, by the way, started out with genocide and domination and 600 years later in the name of progress we find ourselves in the exact same place, then we must all begin to look at the price of progress and ask ourselves if there isn't a better way.

I don't know, I'm open to suggestions. I don't even know what steps to take but let's start the dialogue once again, here and now, amongst friends.
-elena