The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Friday, November 26, 2010
"Until we deal with poverty mind, the redistribution of all the wealth in the world won't change the outer situation." (SYD signs off for the year.)
The title of this post is a comment on the practice of Generosity, from "No Time to Lose" by Pema Chodron.
Hope your Thanksgiving was a generous one! And that our nation can pull itself up by the bootstraps once more in the coming year.
This will be my last blog post for a while. I am taking a holiday from Politics until 2011. A retreat, if you will.
Interestingly, this is "SYD IV's" blog post #444. Fortuitous place to end, I think ;~) Besides... I need the time to focus on my work, which is revving up for the holiday season...
PS. The Stray Yellar Dawg you see here is named Mitzi. She came to us after she was found as a stray with a broken tail. Most likely a cruel attempt at an amateur docking. Please send positive thoughts and prayers for this sweet pup... who deserves only the best after what she has been through. If you are able to contribute toward her vet care, there is a "donate" button to the right of this posting.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.