An attempt to document a disorganized and serendipitous life.
Plan: find happiness in whatever I do, wherever I go.
Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals created the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did conservatives do? They opposed every single one of those things. Every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘liberal’, as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.
Matt Santos - on “West Wing” (via angiepants)
On Thanksgiving eve I had a somewhat vicious argument with my grandfather about our political differences. It was a mistake. It’s hard to argue about ideology with an 84-year-old who is set in his ways and is [in many ways] wise about how the world works. It gets especially frustrating when it becomes painfully clear that they are wrong about a lot of things that are of vital importance to yourself, our country, our natural resources and the air we breathe and will be breathing for decades.