Far too many people confuse criticism with action. They call out a perceived wrong and think they’ve done something to make change.

Change is only the result of direct action.

As Obama said, “Don’t Boo. Vote!”

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”

― Thomas Merton

“He’s not a white guy who super likes bikes or is a mansplainer. So, that means he’s a really good guy”

— Beatrix, age 11, regarding my friend CJ Chilvers. We had the pleasure of having dinner with him and his wife tonight.