"While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes that right important."
- Walter Lippmann
A sound man's heart
is not shut within itself
But is open to other people's hearts:
I find good people good,
And I find bad people good
If I am good enough;
I trust men of their word,
And I trust liars
If I am true enough;
I feel the heart-beats of others
Above my own
If I am enough of a father,
Enough of a son.
- Lao Tzu, "The Way of Life"
USA people, if you care about the well-being of women and poor people, and the preservation of justice, call these Senators RIGHT NOW and leave a message telling them to vote "NO" on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination:
Susan Collins: (202) 224-2523
Lisa Murkowski: (202) 224-6665
Heidi Heitkamp: (202) 224-2043
Joe Manchin: (202) 224-3954
Joe Donnelly: (202) 224-4814
"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to think."
- Marshall McLuhan
At the very least, be sure to ask if your location's owner is based out of state (or even a human!) and demand the local Portland short term rental permit number. Many avoid paying their local taxes. #OpenSource
History bit: people stayed in touch with their friends long before FB, before the Internet, before phones... You don't need FB, you don't need Mastodon, you don't need anything.
The only thing you actually *need* to stay in touch with your friends & family is the will to do so. Where's the will, there's a way.
"Portlanders are incompetent earth lovers."
Read: "#Recycling Is Religion in #Portland. But It’s in Crisis Because You’re Doing It Wrong."
"The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well."
- Cassandra Duffy
"I've had enough of someone else's propaganda. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."
- Malcolm X
"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses."
- Dag Hammarskjold
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth."
- Louise Erdrich
"There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen."
- Sean O'Faolain
"Rugged individualism, a cherished value in American society, can cloud our vision, causing us to forget that leaders ultimately serve others."
- Delorese Ambrose
"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life ― and travel ― leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks ― on your body or on your heart ― are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt."
- Anthony Bourdain