June 27th, 2011


Stand up for Elizabeth Warren

 Stand up for Elizabeth Warren.

For once, Republican hostage-taking may have backfired.

"Earlier this month, 44 Republican Senators pledged to filibuster the nomination of anyone to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the agency itself is significantly weakened.

This threat makes it much more likely that President Obama will have to use his constitutional authority to make a recess appointment to fill the top slot at the agency.

Our friends at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee have prepared a letter to President Obama supporting a recess appointment. This letter has been signed by CREDO Action, other progressive organizations and top academics (you can read the full text of the letter below).

Now we want to help build even more momentum by asking hundreds of thousands of activists to join us in signing this letter..."

read more here

the amish years

pretty morning ...

What a nice morning I`ve had so far!
Everything was rather calm and quiet at the bus terminal.
The sun is shining summer again! The sky is Scandinavian blue! One can only see this blue here!
Waiting for the bus in a cool shadow I was kept company by an adventurous ladybug! Looking at this little creature crawling on my finger with the blue sky  backdrop, I got this sense of serenity I only feel here. In this blessed country. In this city.
Life is good again.

I still think of father everyday, but it doesn't hurt so much anymore. I still haven´t been to the cemetery since the funeral ... Not ready yet ... the idea of seeing his name on the stone freaks me out ...
I`m now at my mother`s flat. Her pretty sofa arrived. I helped put it in place. She is now quite happy with how everything turned out.
Now, apart from some touch ups, like hanging frames, paintings and mirrors on the walls, the next step is to get a kitty =)
I am so looking forward to it!!! 

Today is a good day for music ... 
I´ll see to it.

Yes, life is good again =)