The purpose of politics: not what we, the people, think.

Ideally, our elected politicians solve the problems WE, THE PEOPLE assign them. Ideally, politicians are OUR employees, working for OUR communities' greater good. Invariably, politicians forget that when they get a little power, and will do whatever serves their futures, not ours. There's no wound they won't reopen, no minor issue they won't distort, and … Continue reading The purpose of politics: not what we, the people, think.

Flood the earth–or my basement and bedrooms–with service: #LIGHTtheWORLD

The most horrible sounds to wake up to are someone vomiting, something shattering, some cat hacking, or some water running. Early yesterday morning, I was awakened by the last item. I was planning to publish a piece here about my sons putting up Christmas lights, but I didn’t get to finishing it because at 4 … Continue reading Flood the earth–or my basement and bedrooms–with service: #LIGHTtheWORLD

Leader-servants and presidential candidates

When someone requires service, it’s fascinating to see who steps up to provide it. Quite often, it’s not who you’d expect. Some years ago my husband and I were in charge of setting up and serving Christmas dinner for our ward (church group, congregation). We anticipated a good turnout, about 150 people, both members and … Continue reading Leader-servants and presidential candidates