Rex’s Notes and Ideas:
It all started with a sticky bun. But, of course, it started much earlier with the first Outdoor School in southern Oregon sometime in the 1950s…
The reason people run for public office is that they want to make a difference: to right a wrong, to add their wisdom to the conversation, to ensure that taxpayer resources are well spent. This is important work and good on you for wanting to do it… But be ready!
Writing a book is a lot of work and when a friend said I should update my book, The Activist’s Toolkit, I was a bit astounded. I had just published it in 2015. Well, she said, a lot has happened since then! Including a certain presidential election. Prodded by her question, I went back and […]
“Power is like money: imaginary, entirely dependent upon belief. Most of the power of institutions lies in the faith people have in them. And cynicism is also a kind of faith: the faith that nothing can change, that those institutions are corrupt beyond all accountability, immune to intimidation or appeal. ” from Tim Krieder in […]
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