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.”

The Gratitude Project, August 15th -16th 

The 15th – we had dark skies yesterday morning and thick mist over the ocean all the way to the horizon. As the mist lifted and the horizon could be seen, clouds that looked they were sitting on the surface took shape. A weird thing happens then and I’ve seen it  multiple times before – it looks like folks are walking across the ocean toward me, toward the shore. Ancestors? The Loa?  Perhaps both.They feel known, and important, and it is always moving and a mystery.

The 16th – for my local vocal community and they’re excellent response to the Nazis in our midst. I love you guys!

The Gratitude Project, August 10th

Hey guys! I’m excited for the solar eclipse on the 21st! I didn’t remember to buy the glasses, though. The ones that are left are outrageously priced. We were only looking for the NASA certified ones. (There’s a list from NASA of certified vendors online and brick-and-mortar.) The only place that still has them? TOYS-R-US!!  That’s right! They fit everyone 8 years and up. And they were only $2.50 apiece! *bonus* If you’re looking call your local Toys-R-Us!