Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Worker's Rights

Dear Governor Walker: Sacrificing freedoms does not balance the budget. Conservatives and liberals are agreeing on this one.

Budget cuts are different than abolishing the rights of workers to collectively bargain. Let's not cloud the issue. This is an attack on freedom of assembly.

I was happy to atttend the Eau Claire County Board meeting where they passed a resolution against Walker's bill. I was proud to stand with teachers, fellow people of faith, and others that believe that a budget is not balanced on the backs of public workers and workers' rights.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Crack in the World

A Crack in the World
where the pain and beauty lie, bare and unafraid
A Crack in the World
where politicians dream and empires are made

There is that fulcrum of experience that breaks the facade
There is that point of tipping when
the cards topple and
the hand is played.