This is my first Blog

I am trying out different blogging tools, themes, names, and the like. I plan to start blogging about things I care about. I care about civil rights, lgbt issues, disability, mental health, 12 step programs, spirituality, parenthood, foster/adoption, marriage rights and marriage as a state of being, and the US Constitution. Before I get going, I want to chose the right tool and the right name. So please give me your input. What do you think?


One Comment on “This is my first Blog”

  1. Todd says:

    When you say “I care about…” you list people, people, people, people, and the Constitution. I care very much about the Constitution as well. I’m a libertarian. My political beliefs are based on a deep-rooted sense that a world in which all people are free to express themselves and to pursue their values is a better world than any possible world in which those freedoms are cut short.

    Speaking from that, when I read your “I care about…” statement, it makes me feel like you are a caring and sympathetic person who believes the best effort she can make to help others is to build the machinery that will produce the results that will enable them to thrive.

    Perhaps the right name for your blog is something involving the word “home” or “house”. In Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, he made an analogy of America as a house built piece by piece. Even though it has taken many builders, and even though the house was incomplete at its start, we still must complete that house by securing the rights and freedoms of all its citizens. He said:

    “But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places and by different workmen, — Stephen, Franklin, Roger, and James, for instance, — and when we see these timbers joined together, and see they exactly make the frame of a house or a mill, all the tenons and mortises exactly fitting, and all the lengths and proportions of the different pieces exactly adapted to their respective places, and not a piece too many or too few, — not omitting even scaffolding, — or, if a single piece be lacking, we see the place in the frame exactly fitted and prepared yet to bring such piece in, — in such a case, we find it impossible not to believe that Stephen and Franklin and Roger and James all understood one another from the beginning, and all worked upon a common plan or draft drawn up before the first blow was struck…”

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