Month: November 2016

The Weirdest Night

A weird thing happened last night  I ate dinner at a very expensive restaurant. The meals were each no less than 75 dollars per entree.  I was dressed in my “fancy” clothes and so, too, were all the people in the room. Most of…

My Weird Thanksgiving

I’ve never been a big holiday person. My poor kids.  I’m also not a great cook. As a matter of fact…my kids have always gone to their dad’s house for the food part of any holiday celebration because that man can make just about…

Left Out

I want you to see my America.  She isn’t all pretty and nice and put together.  No. She’s like us…messy, imperfect, despairing, grateful, joyful, angry, broken and real.  Sometimes she’s mean and sometimes she’s loving.  America is us. She is all of us.  Today…

Red Boot Ramblings: The Forgotten Ones

RED BOOT RAMBLINGS: (Reminder… After two years…working on Capitol Hill on a project exploring what’s going on with all the polarization in America…I set off on a quest to discover what’s at the root of all that “us and them”. I drove from Charlotte…

We Begin

For the last few weeks I’ve found myself crying. A lot.  And let me tell you. This isn’t about the election OR the outcome. Listen to me…MY DESPAIR ISN’T ABOUT THIS ELECTION so please don’t make it about that! No…it started long before.  It…

Give a Little Love

Hey…so at Red Boot, we like to use “hiking” metaphors. Look at it this way. You can’t go straight for a hike of the Appalachian Trail without training first, right? You have to start small…maybe a walk around the block, and then a walk…

Almost Ready

I’ve been working on a proposal this morning and had to give some backstory on the Red Boot Coalition. I realize that I have many new folks here and so I thought I would share. In 2014, I founded The Red Boot Coalition (www.theredbootcoalition.org)…