The Self and Solidarity (This is the Work – Vol. 1, No. 2)

Hey Everyone.

Here are five things I’m sharing this month:

1. New Blogs:

  • I unpack the economic anxiety I’ve been experiencing (like so many others) in Fear of Poverty.
  • A mosquito asked me to consider my relationship with the natural world and myself:  The Mosquito.

2. Question I’m living with:

  • “If someone could only see my actions and not hear my words, what would they say are my priorities?” – James Clear

3. Quote I’m considering:

  • “There is no self that will survive a real conversation.” – David Whyte

4. Poem I’m pondering:

The Low Road by Marge Piercy

What can they do to you?

Whatever they want.

They can set you up, bust you,

they can break your fingers,

burn your brain with electricity,

blur you with drugs till you

can’t walk, can’t remember.

They can take away your children,

Wall up your lover;

They can do anything you can’t stop them doing.

How can you stop them?

(listen to Marge Piercy read the rest of her poem by scrolling to the bottom of her website)

5. Something very useful:

  • You can vote Early 40 states and the District of Columbia. That’s great. Yet, that also means that there are 41 sets of rules. Go here to find them for your state or district: (ht Recomendo)

If you’re reading this newsletter for the first time, you can read previous issues here and subscribe here.

Thanks so much! And, have a great day. – shawn