The Day We Fight Back

I generally don’t express my political views online.  I’m not going to tell you what to think or believe.  With that said, today, February 11th, 2014 is The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance.  I am displaying a banner at the bottom of my blog where you can learn more.

Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About

As the title of today’s post suggests, I am going to touch on some taboo topics. 

The first of these is religion.  Well, actually, I would say Jeremiah Stephen’s blog post Cosmic Truth… Open the Door from knowthesphere would be more closely categorized as spirituality.  Regardless of what you call it, his words encouraged me after the year I’ve had. 

“This year, the great 2014 begins with the new moon on the first day of the calendar year, culminating with the new moon at the end of the month, ushering in what some believe as the year of great change and a revealing of truth.”

This has already been a year of great change, and I have already seen truth revealed… in just a little over three weeks. 

The second subject, usually shunned, is politics (not Sourcerer’s primary subject matter).  Gene’O Gordon’s,  Should We Blog About This? has me thinking I should blog about The Day We Fight Back against mass internet surveillance.  I may have my banner posted February 11, 2014.

And finally, I have to mention, once again, some of the most inspiring words I’ve read (ever), from Alicja Pyszka-Franceschini’s November 30, 2013 post, “It Was Lonely There (about blogging)”

“The moment we hide ourselves is the moment when we reject ourselves.”

This was one of the first posts I read after I made my blog public (I had been doing it privately for over a year… hiding, so to speak).  She gave me permission to be “imperfect” and “underdeveloped” while celebrating my courage to “put myself out there.”

I love the simplicity in her photography and the sincerity in her words. 

Check out these three talented bloggers’ posts… if you dare.