Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Today would have been Pete Seeger's 95th birthday.  Ways to celebrate:

  • Sing something.  Doesn't matter what and it doesn't matter if your singing voice (like mine) frightens the cows).  Music connects every one of us.
  • Fight pollution and be a champion for the environment.  Seeger devoted much of his later life to cleaning up the Hudson River and educating children on the importance of clean rivers.  I live near the Chesapeake and one of the very small things I do is to NOT use fertilizers and chemicals that would seep through the ground and harm the Bay.
  • Exhibit kindness and recognize individual worth in everyone.  The Donald Sterlings and the Cliven Bundys of the world are on the wrong side of history.  Place yourself firmly on the right side.
  • Speak up.  Speak out.  Speak sense.  Confound the politicians.  Follow Davy Crockett's advise:  Be sure you're right and then go ahead.
  • Embrace the younger generation.  They have a lot to teach us and we have a lot to teach them.
  • Support fair trade and free markets.  Do not support corporate greed and the ever-growing income equality.  The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  Who says it has to be that way?
  • Enjoy all the wonderful things that life has to offer.
  • Did I mention sing something?

"Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live." - Pete Seeger

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