Unapologetic progressive. Fearless activist. Plucky liberal.

Posts tagged ‘politics’

Life post-election

I have been absent much of the past year because I was working on a re-election campaign in a battleground state. The issues I have blogged about for the past couple of years were too important to me to just sit on the sidelines when I could do something to help. So I quit my job, put my things in storage and moved in with strangers in a strange state.

My gamble paid off—my candidate won and those strangers turned into lifelong friends—but it didn’t leave much time for hobbies. As I decompress and start thinking about the future, I will be sure to update more frequently and share my thoughts on campaign life.

Go Away, Sarah Palin

Tom Chapin is one of my all-time favorite singers. I loved his children’s songs growing up, and they still resonate as an adult. I’ve seen him in concert a few times and he always does a good show. Most of his kids’ songs aren’t overly political, although he does sing a lot about the environment (“Happy Earth Day,” “Someone’s Gonna Use It,” “Good Garbage,” “Mother Earth’s Routine,” “R-E-C-Y-C-L-E,” “Clean Machine”). If you have young kids and are looking for music you can enjoy as a family, definitely check Tom out. Read more about him at Tom Chapin’s official website or listen to song samples on Amazon.