Give this a watch if you like movies and learning about an important topic.
Like everyone I've been paying close attention to (DO NOT LOOK AWAY) the shenanigans of the Republican party as they continue to lie, cheat and steal their way through 2018. I'm hoping, donating and working towards mid-term elections in November that will change the tide of our politics and hopefully send a message to the rest of the world that people can still count on the United States to be a rational actor on the world stage. I encourage you work to make sure you and your fellow citizens have
access to voting
throughout the country. Republicans have been doing everything they can to steal that right for many years and that's why we've had the politics; the Supreme Court; and the tax cuts for the rich that we're suffering under now. Climate change is coming on strong and Republicans are not doing what's necessary to protect us (or other species) from the worst of it - so,
. I am talking to everyone I know about encouraging those who don't normally vote to start making the effort - this has to do with all of us - ask everyone you know if they're
registered to vote
and if they plan to vote and
talk about it
. If you want to talk to me about it - great, write me back! For those in Portland I'll be hosting a voting party a few days after we get our ballots in the mail - join in - it's fun to vote together as a group and I suspect we'll have a candidate or two in the house to say hello.
Btw, local elections matter more than ever this November. This election features some initiatives and candidates that need your backing (and stopping) and attention. Democratic Governor, Kate Brown is facing a tough re-election. She's a great governor. I'll share my voting recommendations in a future 11. And, feel free to dip your toes deeper in the water. Politics can be great fun - it's a good way to meet people who care and often who end up running things. What's the next baby step for you? What's in your way?
Out of all the things I did this Summer I think the most inspiring had to be the
World Domination Summit
. I am finding that's what I'm chewing on right now. I'd love you to join me there next year. It's currently got me thinking about changing my dating strategy and upping my game in that arena. I've been doing OK Cupid for a while, but I think I might follow
Dustin Main's example
and put up a special web page and tell you about it. If you'd like to help me get the ball rolling, please
send me a testimonial
about Albert :) Thanks.
WDS has me thinking about who I am and what I have to offer in the world. Sometimes life is like that - you do something and that provides you with a mirror view of yourself. The me I experience when I'm around a lot of motivated and enthusiastic world-changers is different than my day to day life experience. Anyway, I'm still chewing and I'll have more about this going forward. I do know for sure it's helping me in my weight and fitness goals and I'm excited to see what areas it helps me to improve.
Recommendation: attend a Meet-up group.
I have a lot more to say, and this feels like a good time to say good bye. It's Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I wish for you a sweet one - we celebrate with apples and honey (give it a try!)
Take care and keep up your good work.