Monday, March 7, 2016

258 candles-day 14

I've been wracking my brain trying to think of what I can say that will mean anything to anyone about the current dismal, distressing state of politics in this country. And I've come to realize this: There isn't anything I can say. But there is something I can do.

My solution, based on the Chinese proverb that it's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, is to provide daily candles in the form of links to other people's solutions, simple or complex responses to problems that they see. But as a single candle will hardly provide enough illumination to blot out the darkness that is the pettiness and meanness that characterizes this election cycle, I will light 258 candles, one each day between now and election day. In this way, I will do my part to remind each of us we are better than the baseness of the bases.

Today: The Safe Car Camping Program. This is a good program and I want to highlight it, but what I'd really like to draw attention to is in the related sidebar which tells about the efforts of one fellow who was driving through the middle of his town, saw a woman sleeping on the concrete and "stopped to talk to" her. My God, how often do any of us do that? 

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