Bea Gaddy doesn’t have anything to do directly with our Community Coat Exchange. Bea Gaddy has everything to do with inspiring me to serve our community. As a younger woman growing up in Frederick County, Maryland – about 50 miles west of Baltimore, I would watch with intrigue each Thanksgiving as the local news would air the piece about … Continue reading Bea Gaddy and My Wish
Utah’s lawmakers are either pulling their collective heads out of the sand or are worried about their political careers…..or both. Perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of legislature in the 2011 Utah Session was the passage and signing of H.B. 477, which now makes electronic communications of elected officials private. Hundreds of people from … Continue reading H.B. 477: A change of heart?
There is a double standard going on in Utah. Legislators want control of the land to be "given back" to Utah: Utah to Washington: This land is my land! Resolution suggests D.C. cede 35,000 square miles of state "Be it resolved, that the Legislature of the state of Utah calls on the United States, through … Continue reading WHOSE Land is This?
(Permission granted to repost by author Jamie Pleune at The Wilderness Project — original post) For the past few weeks, I have been learning how to sing. Once a week, members of the Unitarian Church, social activists, and climate activists have been gathering together to learn the some of the old protest songs that buoyed up the … Continue reading Standing Up for a Livable Future