The Gratitude Project, August 17th and 18th 


The 17th – for delicious mojitos and coconut shrimp!

The 18th – for blogging friends who alert me to things like this. From Elf:

PCAH Resigns

The entire Presidential Committee on Arts and Humanities a group created by Reagan, has resigned. Politico story, with image of the letter – the first letters in each paragraph spell out “RESIST.”

Text of the letter, because I couldn’t find any convenient spot online with the whole thing.

“Speaking truth to power is never easy, Mr. President. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both. … This does not unify the nation we all love. We know the importance of open and free dialogue through our work in the cultural diplomacy realm, most recently with the first-ever US Government arts and culture delegation to Cuba, a country without the same First Amendment protections we enjoy here. Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.”

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