Though we talked of several serious local issues--the sad state of schools in Portland was one--most of the time we laughed, watched the kids. As fireworks approached, our friend Michael appeared in the doorway with something to read.
"The Declaration of Independence." Zoe, almost nine, responded to his vigorous declamation, with arms and body moving in synch. We're sure she will remember this experience in her future.
Good talk, laughter. Thinking about politics and "What is worth doing?" as we considered the past week's troubling Supreme Court decisions.
...Returned home to learn that the MAY DAY PAC I'd been glad to support had achieved its goal. Raising the second five million dollars. Details at the link.
Do you remember this moment from March at the Supreme Court? A man from the group 99Rise spoke out at the hearing about Citizens United. There are brave people connecting the dots. One of those times I'd like to be young again.
Time to ask ourselves what we can do to nurture democracy. A question for every day for us lucky Americans.