Monday, September 12, 2022

#256 / Happy Valentine's Day In Advance


I am a big fan of Rebecca Solnit. Solnit was born the year I graduated from high school, and as Wikipedia tells us, Solnit has "written on a variety of subjects, including feminism, the environment, politics, and art."
Given my predisposition towards "politics," I tend to think of Solnit in terms of her political writing. Here is an example of why I have a good opinion of Solnit's political observations: "The Slow Road to Sudden Change," from June 2020.

Recently, someone who reads these blog postings, at least sometimes, sent me the following little quotation, which seems to have originated with Solnit

The person who sent me this quotation added the following comment: "It is interesting that Armenia's public school curriculum includes mandatory chess lessons."
To the degree that the politics = chess analogy is accurate, the United States of America could do worse than emulate Armenia's required curriculum. I am not sure, actually, that I completely buy into the suggested analogy, but I am in absolute agreement with what Solnit says when she declares: 

A Vote Is Not A Valentine!
That observation applies to votes for candidates and to votes for ballot measures - and let's remember that we don't have to wait until February 14, 2023, to put that insight to work. There is an election coming right up - with the last day to vote being on Tuesday, November 8th. 

Don't miss your opportunity to make your move! You can register to vote online. Just click this link!

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