DAVID AND GOLIATH

“Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Last Thursday, when I saw the first reports of Russia invading Ukraine, I was uncharacteristically silent….

A UKRAINIAN PERSPECTIVE

I have been seeing a lot of posts around the internet and in social media outlets, but none grabbed me quite like this one did from Umka Pele, a Ukrainian national living in the U.S.  She recently shared on Facebook her post from May 21, 2020, to put the current conflict into perspective for those of us ignorant of the history and significance of these events for the Ukrainian people. …

HOW TO HELP UKRAINE

Many people have asked me if or how they can help.  Once again, I am sharing a Facebook post from Ukrainian national Umka Pele on February 25th.  Thankfully, some items in her list are already being implemented.  You may not have been aware of others.  I hope you find it useful….

 

 

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REDISTRICTING – HOW IT’S SHAKING OUT

Whoo-ie is it getting crazy here in California after the “final” (pending official approval) 2021 redistricting maps were released in December.  First, it is not easy trying to figure out where we fall in all of this.  When Googling “district maps for California…” there are multiple articles about it, maps readily available from 2011 and even 2001 lines, but it’s like looking through a needle in a haystack to narrow things down and try to find out (a) where WE here in the KRV fall, and (b) who is running to represent us in the 2022 election cycle….

 

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