Finding Light in the Darkness

From one of my very favorite blogs, some specifics about what “Think Globally, Act Locally” is all about.” We did ourselves proud at the Families Belong Together rally today. Quite a few of these things are already happening on our island. Let’s keep going!


lit white candle in darkness

If it feels like the dissolution of much of what we hold dear about the United States is accelerating, that’s because it is. This has been a particularly dire week: SCOTUS has decided that racial gerrymandering, lying to women about our reproductive choices and their consequences, undermining unions, and religious bigotry against Muslims are all A-OK, a series of 5-4 decisions that was apparently Justice Kennedy’s “fuck all y’all” swan song. Thousands of immigrant children are still separated from their parents, traumatized by the experience, and may never be re-united. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and so-called (for now) President Trump both blatantly violated the Hatch Act in using their official Twitter accounts to attempt to harm the business of a small Virginia restaurant that refused service to Aunt Lydia on the grounds that she’s an awful person (which, by the way, is NOT a protected class, and isn’t this what you…

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About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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3 Responses to Finding Light in the Darkness

  1. Karen says:

    Buying a gift certificate to the Red Hen is my way of saying THANK YOU to the courageous owner of that business for standing up for decency. There’s just so much of this turning the other cheek one can stomach before you have to stand up and say enough is enough. I applaud her. And I enjoyed reading the above referenced blogger! Thanks for pointing the way. I’ve added her to my blogroll. Congrats to you for all the work you are doing – lets hope the wave of rationale and decency overcomes the horror show that is what I call the Orange Scream.


  2. About that Red Hen….You know it occurs to me that if it is now legal via the Supreme Court for a baker in Colorado to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on MORAL grounds, that it is therefore LEGAL to refuse business to any Republican whose behavior you object to on moral grounds. (That is exactly what is meant by Slippery Slope and how elephants look on roller skates.)


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