Today on the Blog March, Susanwithpearls muses about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What is at the core of those rights? What happens when we fear one person's pursuit of happiness diminishes our own? What are the simple things we all can do to turn the tide of our society in the direction of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all? Read "The First Principle of Freedom is Peace" for some wisdom about our everyday actions and inspiration for creating
Singer-songwriter Rorie Kelly has long been an activist in song, but now she's taken to making social and political conversations explicit and direct. Some may dislike hearing about refugees or racism from a musician onstage, while others may be moved to different perspectives. Rorie Kelly believes having the mic is an opportunity to speak some truth and that it's part of her job to do just that. What do you think? Read "Why I Am Starting Uncomfortable Conversations With My A
It's Blog March day #9 and David Jamison has posted "There's No Place Like Home." Read about why he believes he breaks the U.S. political spectrum gauge, why anger gets us nowhere, and what the Founding Fathers might think of us today. Do you think you can love someone "across the aisle" with political beliefs completely opposite to yours? What if you ultimately have to? Please go read this compelling piece and share your perspective. Blog March is a movement for Raising Voic
Jason Wendleton discusses and reviews a wide variety of music on his blog, Defending Axl Rose. Today for the Blog March, he relays the conversations with a fellow classic rock fan and the personal listening that led to his understanding of the power of music to break through racial and cultural divides. Check out "Empathic Vibrations: How Music Allows Us to Understand One Another." Please share your thoughts and let others know about Blog March, which is happening here and ac
She said he’d never leave She said he’d never leave Weaving lives at ninety-five, sweet, sunny porch smiles now and someday one long arc of legend, on the mod couch she wove a tale of this union. She smiled and said he’d never leave. She said he’d never leave through the calm hotel suite, bare-bones campfire, hand-holding walk about town, family-style social creatures living Grand chariot love Bright books hauling brain lust, days of art Occupied, rapt in justice and adventur
Blog March continues today with author Cecilia Tan. Through the lens of her enthusiasm for baseball, Cecilia remarks on the importance of data and the mental flexibility inherent in scientific evaluation. She delivers an optimistic message about our ability to release old dogmas by way of new information and the resilience of our American institutions. Please do read the very insightful "An Appreciation of Knowledge-Seeking and the National Pastime." Each day in May 2017, Blo
Theatre artist Mary McGinley gets confrontational today with "Why Hate Art?" She's not happy about the proposal by "45" to eliminate the NEA, and wants to know what you think about the American aversion to artistic pursuits. Read, add a comment, engage, and be part of the conversation. To find out more about Blog March and get links to all the participants check it out here: Blog March... GO!
Today, unapologetic nerd and lover of puns Wendy Sheridan gives us the official Star Wars Day blessing: "May the Fourth Be With You." She shares moving thoughts on General Leia Organa, the character, the real-life Carrie Fisher, and the impact they've had on her life. You don't need to be a fan of Star Wars to take in this brief, profoundly human reflection. You can find info on Blog March and links to all the participants here: Blog March... GO! In case you missed it, Glenn
Domino Valdano has posted a great piece today called "Male privilege was a Faustian bargain for me." It's a good read for those of any gender to learn more about the discovery and recognition of personal gender identity and ongoing navigation through societal assumptions and expectations. Go check it out! You can find info on Blog March and links to all the participants here: Blog March... GO!
Today, Christiana Gaudet shares a wonderful essay that weaves through May Day and Beltane celebration experiences that lead to an exploration of fluidity and our cultural fixation on binaries. She arrives at what she defines as the actual opposites we would all do well to confront. Please go read "The Bunny in the Bramble Patch." You can find info on Blog March and links to all the participants here: Blog March... GO!