28 Aug 2010

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Frances Moore Lappe, Getting A Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want

On April 29, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a missive to Congress on the importance of curbing corporate monopolies that resonates as much today as it did in the wake of the Great Depression:

…the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.

Boy, does that ever hit home.

In Getting A Grip 2, Frances Moore Lappe takes that lesson and hits hard at its core: to build a stronger more cohesive society with a firm foundation in democracy for all, not just a privileged few, you have to work at it. We all have to work at it. Preferably together.

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28 Aug 2010

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Frances Moore Lappe, Getting A Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want

On April 29, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a missive to Congress on the importance of curbing corporate monopolies that resonates as much today as it did in the wake of the Great Depression:

…the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.

Boy, does that ever hit home.

In Getting A Grip 2, Frances Moore Lappe takes that lesson and hits hard at its core: to build a stronger more cohesive society with a firm foundation in democracy for all, not just a privileged few, you have to work at it. We all have to work at it. Preferably together.

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27 Aug 2010

Getting A Grip 2: A Discussion Preview

How do we produce real, lasting, positive change toward more democracy? Join Frances Moore Lappe on Saturday for a book salon, and find out.

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27 Aug 2010

Getting A Grip 2: A Discussion Preview

How do we produce real, lasting, positive change toward more democracy? Join Frances Moore Lappe on Saturday for a book salon, and find out.

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28 Jun 2010

A West Virginian Remembers Senator Robert Byrd as Master of Senate Rules… and the Fiddle

Sen. Robert C. Byrd passed away last evening at the age of 92. A fellow West Virginian remembers his service.

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28 Jun 2010

Rest In Peace, Sen. Robert C. Byrd

Sen. Robert C. Byrd passed away last evening at the age of 92. A fellow West Virginian remembers his service.

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20 Sep 2009

A Note Of Thanks…

Just a small note of thanks to everyone for making yesterday easier for me with your grace and care.

Thank you, one and all.

Much love,
Christy

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19 Sep 2009

Pull Up A Chair…

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road… As you all know, the last year and a half have been tough on the Smith family. It was beyond exhausting. But when you try keeping eighty bazillion balls in the air at one time when you have lupus? Apparently your body decides to get even with you. And, let’s just say, mine is doing so at the moment.

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19 Sep 2009

Pull Up A Chair…

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road… As you all know, the last year and a half have been tough on the Smith family. It was beyond exhausting. But when you try keeping eighty bazillion balls in the air at one time when you have lupus? Apparently your body decides to get even with you. And, let’s just say, mine is doing so at the moment.

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18 Sep 2009

Friday Muppet Blogging

This is just wrong.

So, so wrong.

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