And Take a Little With You

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

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Why We Need It and What To Do About It in 2021

Kath asked me to be part of her “Table of Ten,” a…

One Something At A Time

Everybody’s Got Their Something: January, 2020

After the 2016 election I met a fellow Citizen named Reid. I met him online, through some shared Facebook group filled with people who were, as I was, devastated by the election results. Reid seemed different. He didn’t just complain. He did stuff. He found a way to immediately channel…

Surviving the Next 36 Hours, and the Next Two Years

These last excruciating two years have led us right to this. Despite the adrenaline, the excitement, the crisp fall air and the camaraderie driving us into the home stretch in campaign offices and train stations and polling places, I dread the next 36 hours.

America, 2016–2018

All week I have been experiencing…

Ten Things (in order) That Matter Most.

How I’ll Vote on November 6, 2018

It is 70 days until the election. For the next ten weeks, I will be working as hard as I can to bring some optimism to America. While I don’t believe we can ever go back, we can embrace what used to make us, well… us.

I’ve decided not to…

One Citizen and Senator McCain

Last night millions of American heard the terrible news about the senior Senator from Arizona’s latest challenge. Concurrent with the prognosis of the kind of cancer he is battling, we saw pictures of his 105-year-old mother and pictures of him over so many decades of leadership, patriotism and bipartisanship. …

Celebrating the 4th During “This Period of Absence of American Leadership”

America the Beautiful Unfolding on the 4th

For several years, I commuted between the west coast and the east coast; I recall flying west over America on the weekend of the 4th of July on a Friday evening flight. Time seemed suspended as the inky night sky hung above us but stayed tinged with a deep gold…

Jane Melvin

Creativity student, strategy catalyst. Getting things done/living a big life in a busy world. Connector. Affector. Mom. Citizen. Independent.

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