Monday, January 7, 2008

Random Recipe Monday - Recipe for Change

This blog isn't about politics. It could be, because politics interests me, usually in a negative way, but it isn't. My posts sometimes talk about current events or "why do people do this" kind of stuff, but generally I leave the big political debates to those who enjoy wrastling that particular gator.

But today is Random Recipe Monday and I decided I would give a little plug to a recipe for change. I don't really care if those who read this blog are republican, democrat, or independent. I myself am a Democrat and a fairly liberal one, but I like hearing opinions on both sides of the aisle. Up until today, I really wasn't interested in jumping into the political fray that is the 2008 Presidential campaign. Sis and I were just discussing this yesterday and we both felt we should just wait until the primaries are closer to completion before we start tuning in. I didn't want to get burned out because November is a long way way. But today, I changed my mind - you might even say I flip flopped.

November isn't that far away. The primaries are important because even though I want anyone with a D after his or her name to be Prez, it does matter that the best person hold that job. If I don't get involved in the process for choosing that person, how can I have anything to say about the job that he or she will do down the road? If not me, then who? If not now, then when?

So I took the leap. I joined up at my candidate's website, I added my name to my local chapter, and I decided that now is the time for me to get involved. My candidate may win the primary or may not, but getting involved is the only way I'm going to feel like I'm part of something pretty darn important this year.

My recipe for change is pretty simple. Plug in to what's going on, choose a side, take a stand, be part of the action. I think a lot of our current trouble can be traced back to apathy. Me, I'm pretty hopeful this morning.


Anonymous said...

You should be entirely puffed up about yourself right now. I wish everyone did this.
Getting Involved: It's how real change happens. (thumbs up) Oh man that line made my head hurt.

(WOOHOO to Word Verify!!)

Lorraine said...

That is what I'm talking about right there! I have no time for hand wringers and what ifers. Brava!

rosemary said...

Well said. I need to be a joiner for my candidate as well. Sadly, my state and my little town are so very red there is not much of a push here for the blue party. I'll have to do some research....outta keep me off the streets for a while.

Professor said...

I like your new look!

And this is a great post- well said and very clever! (Okay that sounds like I graded it and I don't mean to sound so teacher-y or condescending, but I love to what people write!)