Thank you to all of you who sent me feedback and ideas from my last blog. I’m including a couple of sites on the Internet to look at if you are interested. One site is:
http://lrsandbox.com — Living Room Conversations
“Our vision is a world in which people who have fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds work together with respect, and perhaps joy, to realize the vibrant future we all desire.”
Another reader who empathized with my inability to look at The Donald’s hair sent me a site that changes any photo or picture of Trump into kittens!!! http://www.businessinsider.com/make-america-kittens-again-google-chrome-extension-replaces-donald-trump-with-kittens-2016-12/#when-you-search-make-america-kittens-again-on-the-chrome-web-store-youll-easily-be-able-to-find-the-extension-all-you-have-to-do-is-hit-the-add-button-and-the-extension-will-be-enabled-on-your-browser-1
“When you search “Make America Kittens Again” on the Chrome Web Store, you’ll easily find the extension. All you have to do is hit the “add” button, and the extension will be enabled on your browser.”
Here is another full of advice for protestors so that we can maintain without losing our minds; https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/how-to-stayoutraged-without-losing-your-mind-fc0c41aa68f3#.g6j2p7vkx
For my part, in a quiet time yesterday (I am a meditator, though not formal meditation), an inspiration came to me. I am going to sell all my baseball memorabilia and raise money for threatened agencies that up until now have received federal funding. I have chosen Planned Parenthood and Immigration services formed protect immigrants.
People who have known me a long time have seen me collect memorabilia for many, many years. I love baseball. My home team is the Oakland Athletics. We haven’t suffered as long as Cubs fans but we suffer!!! Even more than objects from the A’s, I love the history of baseball. I’ve been to the Baseball Hall of Fame many times. I saw Rickey Henderson get inducted and then Frank Thomas get inducted. Those weekends are very exciting for baseball fans as almost every Hall of Fame that is able to travel makes an appearance.
So I have Good Stuff!!! My friend, Janet, wrote me to say, “Sara, I love that you’re doing this. What a great combination of downsizing and political action! Kudos to you!!! Please look at the Facebook page and if you know any baseball fans who might like some memorabilia and help these causes at the same time, please refer them to the Facebook page.
Most of my stuff is signed. I’ve waited in long lines to get the autographs. I’ve made my way on to the field to get autographs, been to baseball shows and made bids at auctions. I can’t authenticate anything. I’m asking you to take my word for their authenticity. And remember that you will be giving to some great causes.
I heard Dan Rather say that life in America feels like The Twilight Zone. That is exactly how I would describe it. Pulling all my memorabilia together, showing it to people and remembering when I got a certain item signed brings me back to the life I love.