I think there are two basic sides to me. I enjoy going out on the town, out to dinner, dancing, live theater, travel to places near and far. Another side is dedicated to doing what I can to protect the environment so that we will still have a world to party and have fun in for another hundred years. I've always been interested in Amnesty International and the work they do. Native Americans struggle for justice, the Leonard Peltier case, the UFW movement under Cesar Chavez. I want to do what I can to make the world better or, at least leave it as good as it was when I entered it.
I'm not sure about that. I have pain from old injuries and at 62 I don't take the risks that I used to.
Doing as much good as possible without doing any harm. We are one. One for all, all for one.
What Gives Me Hope
Just knowing there a lot of decent people at Care2, Amnesty International, Democrats.com, ASPCA, LCV and too many more organizations to list that are dedicated to social justice and a more humane world is what gives me hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
If I were as wealthy as most politicians are I would probably serve the first term without a salary and challenge Legislators to do the same until some of the serious problems facing our nation gets solved. The second thing I would do is get a law passed requiring that all political campaigns be publicly funded.
What/who changed my life and why
Years ago, I saw a dog get hit by a car and severely injured. From that time on I've always wanted to be involved in animal welfare and animal rescue.
I come to wish all a very safe, prosperous holiday season but, I must add, my heart aches for those who will not have Anything close.
Hunger! Wars! Oppression! Deception! Corruption! And a myriad of challenges befall many in the world today! Even in my own Country!
To my care 2 friends, I sent my love to you and yours! I am proud of being a small cog in the wheel of this marvelous, unselfish, community of folks that come from ALL AROUND THE WORLD! God bless you one and all! Barbara