Weekend wound-up

Something I'm learning, albeit slowly: in order to be an effective advocate for the things in which you believe, you must take time to appreciate life's simple pleasures. Family, friends, pets, the myriad of beautiful green growing things, music, art, food, sex (if you can get it), and whatever else makes you smile.

PS. Just because the Earth is swinging around and isn't exposing the North American continent to quite as many solar rays as it gets at other times, it doesn't mean you don't need these sunglasses. Besides, they're cool.


Fractivists, pay attention please:

Local happenings sponsored by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League:

NO Toxic Trespass! NO Fracking Way! Tour Sponsored by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Cumnock Preservation Association, No Fracking in Stokes and Pee Dee WALL

Featuring Lois Gibbs, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice

November 18: Winston-Salem- Tour kick-off Press conference at 11:00 am, City Hall, 101 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Germanton, Stokes County- Community meeting at 7:00 pm, Germanton United Methodist Church, 3615 NC 8 & 65 Hwy, Germanton NC, 27019.

November 19: Sanford, Lee County- Press conference at 11:00 am, Lee County Courthouse (Tentative), 1408 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC, 27330.

Candlelight vigil and community meeting at 7:00 pm, Cumnock Union United Methodist Church, 851 Cumnock Rd, Sanford, NC ,27330.

November 20: Raleigh- NC State University (Tentative)

Pittsboro, Chatham County- Public Forum at Central Carolina Community College

Multi-Purpose Room 7:00-9:00 pm, 764 West St, Pittsboro, NC, 27312.

November 21: Wadesboro, Anson County- Press conference at 11:00 am (Location TBA)

Luncheon (Location TBA)

For Tour Information Contact:
Lou Zeller: (336) 982-2691 mailto:bredl@skybest.com
Beverly Kerr: (336) 376-9060 mailto:beverlykerr@triad.rr.com
Kate Dunnagan: (919) 417-4939 mailto:katedunnagan@gmail.com
Therese Vick: (919) 345-3673 mailto:therese.vick@gmail.com

In and out for the next few days

My mom just underwent two surgeries this morning, and is recovering in the Critical Care Unit at our local hospital. Which was (of course) scary as hell, since she's 87 and had to go completely under for said maintenance. On the plus side, one of the operations (carotid artery) very well may stop the mini-strokes she's had twice this year. But I'm still a little freaked out.

We're thinking of you

And don't worry about the site. One thing I've learned over the years is that there will be plenty of crappy stuff happening next week ... and the week after that. If we miss some of it, no big deal. It never goes away.

My best to your mom.

Thanks. I will tell her.

No sleepovers tonight, as they don't allow visitors to do that in the CCU. Which is probably a good thing, since the hospital is exactly the last place to go when you need to rest. There's less activity at the circus.

Your Mom and your family

are in our thoughts and prayers.

Your Mom has a fantastic son!

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Thank you.

I will tell her that, as well. She loves some praying. :)