"It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we've been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours. Because for all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title: Citizen."
Barack Obama

Let's each of us get to work, in whatever way and capacity we can. 

For me, Indivisible, is the way forward out of the chaos. 

Reading List: 2017

Right now, I think this year really only requires one book:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k - Mark Manson

Why?  A variety of reasons. One reason is to stay hopeful and engaged. Another is that it is obvious I am going to have to learn to pick my battles and not get overwhelmed by the constant flow of Squirrel twitter rants, disinformation, and the avalanche of chaos.

In his book, Manson reports that the Texan's say, "The smallest dog barks the loudest," and the alarming reality is that a Russian Toy Terrier is about to become president of these United States.

So, it's either go completely nuts, or learn that there are only so many f**ks to give.

Prioritize. Organize. Get to work.

I am going to heed the following  advice:

"...the problem is that giving too many f**ks is bad  for your mental health. It causes you to become overly attached to the superficial and fake, to dedicate your life to chasing a mirage of happiness and satisfaction. The key to a good life is not giving a f**k about more; it's giving a f**k about less, giving a f**k about only what is true and immediate and important."