The Journey of an American Change Agent

This is a time for me to think about where my life has been going and where it may go in the context of my long interest in making some differences. My life has been about change and about continuity. There is little else in human experience but one or the other.  Even my spiritual and religious life has actually been about both of those things.

The baptism of my niece Cecilia was one of many rituals in my life.

The baptism of my niece Cecilia was one of many rituals in my life.

The travels and efforts that have formed me and my worldview have been numerous. This is a time when I am working to help the lawn I keep up transition from winter to early spring. Some potential harmful surprises were concealed in the leaves thickest areas. But I removed these metal objects by raking before mulching or mowing. Yet it seems hard to be a coincidence. but such routine challenges do dot make for great dramatic challenges. This is also the season of the Winter Olympics. Here is one of many stories from an Olympics where America has beaten Russia in the open round of the Hockey tournament, gotten its first two man bobsled medal in over half a century and won the ice dancing gold medal.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/winter-olympics-2014-usas-bode-miller-and-andrew-weibrecht-win-medals-in-olympic-super-g/

But in my life I have had more colorful events over time. Nothing like the heights of Olympic fame and celebrity but plenty of adventures. There are memories of this across my life.

Me leading my sisters on a Carabao on Mindanao in the Philippines

Me leading my sisters on a Carabao on Mindanao in the Philippines

In addition to travel and unusual circumstances I have been engaged in conversation and correspondence across the years as well. In various ways seeking to find a path of integrity and follow the truth. That has underpinned my political and social objectives.

My groomsmen and ushers and I at my wedding

My groomsmen and ushers and I at my wedding

 

The people I have spent my time with and worked and talked with over the years have not always remained the same. Overall I am probably in a fairly precipitous decline of influence on some measures and not on others. Certainly the circumstances of my youth have changed and the divorce of many years ago has not led to another marriage for example.

Michelle and I kiss on our wedding day.

Michelle and I kiss on our wedding day.

 

But there has been a life’s journey nonetheless. I continue to use this an other outlets to connect my personal life to the causes I seek to support. What will happen is unclear at best. But I have  not stopped seeking to engage and in using this blog one can find what my engagement consists of for the time being.

My sister Sarah and I at a technical school graduation in Mexico

My sister Sarah and I at a technical school graduation in Mexico

 

I am hurrying out into the fog to meet my sisters and then to run some errands. Perhaps I will attend a free evening concert outdoors. My life is not usually panicked or excessively strictured.  However, I do seek to live out a set of objectives over time and those are still evident even as things seem to be winding down for me in many ways. This is a sort of new introduction to this blog for any needing one. There will be others over the next few weeks assuming I survive and am able to post them. I hope this blog will have a place in my future.

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