. . . Not A Sprint.

Today, apparently, because of relentless, vociferous, worldwide protest, 45 announced that his pernicious policy of separating children from their parents at our nation’s borders will discontinue.

But don’t get too excited. He has also, in the past 24 hours, used the word “infest” when tweeting about immigration issues.Β A word to use when talking about rats, bed bugs, cockroaches.

I suggest we allow ourselves to take a brief moment to celebrate the power of collective action/ Love in Action. Praise God! Eat chocolate! Ceremoniously sip a delicious glass of pinot noir! Listen to music that brings you to tears.

And then let’s get back to work. Let’s keep showing up*. (Fascism is relentless, too.)

*Boston-area folks: let’s flood the Moakley Courthouse on July 12th at 2:00!



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  1. Dear Patricia,

    Well, hi, there, Patricia, and greetings and salutations to you and to you AND FOR VERY ESPECIALLY FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, my awesomely precious and dearly special soul sistahfriend Christian Quaker woman who you’re FOR ALWAYS so, so very much!!!!!! AWWWWW, WOW, Patricia, oh, how I’ve so longed for yearning for and wanting to respond with all of my comments the way I so love to do sooner to your very moving and touching blog post article. AWWWWW, oh, what a joy and blessing to do so is for me, and, plus such great fun for me, too!!!!! AWWWWW, I am struggling with not feeling so well! UGH!!!!!! My accidental injuries to both of my hands and arms especially my right hand and right arm are very gradually healing-it kind of goes back and forth getting better then getting a little worse and then getting better. I’m right-handed.I meant to also say in the previous response to your other blog post article that I think I hurt my both hands and both arms, very especially my right hand and right arm not only when I goofed and had too heavy of a purse that I was lifting on and off up and down from the arm of my walker wheel rollator(i FINALLY made myself clean out that silly purse and make it lighter) and I’d also hurt my arms and my hands by too much repetitive motion using my TV remote for more that a half-hour straight every day setting up stuff to record(I FINALLY cut way back on doing that) but also I hurt both hands and both arms, very especially my right hand and right arm when people I had car rides with weren’t able to help me put my walker wheel rollator in and our of their cars so I had to do so myself and I think doing so myself cause these nagging injuries to both arms and hands, very especially my right arm and right hand. I still do have good upper body strength but it was too difficult for me to put my walker in and out of some people’s cars so I probably need to make other arrangements for rides at least from the people who cannot help me to put the walker wheel rollator in and our of their cars. Most of the people I ride with, though, are able to help me and to put my walker wheel rollator in and out of their cars, thank Goodness and which I’m so, so very blessed and grateful for. I had a little bad luck, too, in not feeling well when I went out to eat at a restaurant with one of my so darling local sisterfriends and something made my tummy upset from there so, wow, I am not feeling so well from that but I think I’m very gradually recuperating. AWWWWWW, what a sheer joyous blessing to be able to write to wonderful YOU, Patricia, and your awesome blog, and, plus what great fun for me as well!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 I FOR ALWAYS have such grandly great fun and such blessings and joy doing so always so looking forward to reading your brilliant writings and responding with all of my comments the way I so love to do!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 I see above that you've masterfullly composed another amazing blog post article and I just cannot wait until I can get all caught up on responding to all of your very engaging, riveting, and eye-opening blog post articles!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 What a joy and blessing, AND SO ARE YOU, Patricia!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3

    Oh, my gosh, my and our absolutely LOVING and CARING sistah, Patricia, oh, how I so love and appreciate this very engaging and endearing blog post article here!!!!!! YOU ARE such a dedicated and steadfast ally as usual as always once again as ever, sister!!!!!! I've been absolutely horrified and heartsick over the more that 2,000 sweet children being ripped from their parents arms and separated from their parents and families!!!!!! I've been so, so upset over this, so, so very sad and heartbroken!!!!!! 45 for sure needed to do SOMETHING and I'm absolutely appalled and enraged over all of the evil which he has made and breaking up there dear families!!!!!! I feel like we are all waiting in such suspense waiting for the other shoe to drop just not knowing for sure but dreading what vile maltreatment 45 is going to make next!!!!!!! I'm glad and relieved that he is discontinuing all of this but I just don't trust him and I fear, too, that he may come up with such even more hateful actions later. I, too, absolutely loathe that he wrongly use the word "infest" to describe these wonderful immigrants and immigrant issues!!!!!! How disgusting and bigoted!!!!!! These amazing people deserve so, so very much better!!!!!!!! I, too, agree with you here and with all of this all in all, sistahfriend, Patricia!!!!! I love your great suggestion to allow ourselves to take a brief moment to celebrate the power of collective action/Love in Action. I, too, Praise God!!!!!!! I can eat some very delicious, tasty, yummy, and delectable chocolate. AWWWWW. my so, so very sweet sisterfriend, Patricia, I'll have to do something else other that taking a sip of pinot noir being a recovering alcoholic and recovering addict who will have 28 years clean and sober in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous on Sunday, August 5, 2018 so I'll instead drink a hot mug of coffee or have some other nonalcoholic drink to celebrate here, sister!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 !!!!!!! What very beautiful singing here in the marvelous link with our very gifted and talented, the late great Paul Robeson with his deep, melodious voice!!!! WOW, Patricia, I thank-YOU for very graciously and generously providing this astounding link her to our late great Paul Robeson's deeply spiritual singing which made me all teary-eyed, too,, and oh, how I so, so very much love here how you've once again as usual as always as ever very graciously and generously have provided, featured, and included not only this remarkable link but all of the splendid links here!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! WOW here!!!!!! YOU ARE so, so very right on here when you shared and declare that Fascism is relentless. too. What a very speaking such great volumes to such truth to power The New Yorker article from your super links here that very clearly makes it plain and clear that taking children from their loved ones, families, and parents is very much indeed an aspect of state terror, and how powerful that this telling it like it is article shares and declares that this torturous ripping apart families is very much indeed a heinous tried-and-true instrument of totalitarian terror!!!!!! I'm just so, so very glad, thrilled, overjoyed, and happy that this protest is occurring in your beautiful community on July 12. Very many things are happening in my beloved Iowa City, Iowa as well and my precious church here in my awesome Iowa City, Iowa, my Faith United Church of Christ, is very active in taking action like this and in other ways as well. Sistah, I think on in my very heart and spirit on your very inspirational and emboldening words here, "And then let's get back to work. Let's keep showing up," and I am even more moved with such an even greater impetus to suit up and show up, wanting, willing, and able to report for duty and to continue still more to resist, persist, and interrupt, Patricia!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 WOW, I thank-YOU so, so much for this, Patricia, and FOR YOU!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 WOW!!!! YAY for YOU, Patricia!!!!! WOW!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!! YAY for our very sistahhood and friendship, Patricia!!!!! WOW!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! I thank-YOU and Spirit continually FOR YOU and FOR YOUR VERY PRESENCE IN MY VERY LIFE!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 Patricia, YOU ARE such a joy and a blessing and my very life's and eternal joys and blessings!!!!! Please have such a wondrously wonderful Wednesday, rest of your weekend and weekend ahead, and may all of your very days be so, so very especially blessed, Patricia!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 Sistahfriend, I love you so, so very much and cherish YOU, Patricia!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 Sisterfriend, Spirit so, so very much loves and cherishes YOU A WHOLE LOT AND A WHOLE BUNCH AND SO DO I A WHOLE LOT AND A WHOLE BUNCH AS WELL, Patricia!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3 AWWWWWW, YOU ARE just the very greatest and the best, my friend, and such the very, very epitome of such overall awesomeness, Patricia!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3

    Very Warmly and Sincerely FOR ALWAYS, my awesomely special and dearly precious FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend Christian Quaker white woman who you're FOR ALWAYS so, so very much, Patricia, sisterfriend of mine, with My and Spirit's VERY PEACE AND LOVE FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, sister of mine, AND WITH SUCH BLESSINGS AND SUCH VERY EVEN MORE BLESSINGS FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, friend of mine, πŸ™‚ <3

    YOURS FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend Christian black woman AND FOR ALWAYS IN THE VERY GREAT SPIRIT OF UNITY AND SOLIDARITY, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa πŸ™‚ <3

  2. Oops, I meant to also say what a perfect title to your masterfully crafted blog post article here with such a powerful picture-perfect picture very finely accompanying this very empowering blog post article here perfectly fitting and applicable to the very great themes and topics of your brilliant writing!!!!!! Brilliant, Patricia, just brilliant!!!!!! I am so moved to take positive and proactive action here, darling friend and sister!!!!!! πŸ™‚ <3

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