Two years ago, my dear friend and mentor, Eddie Basha, died just before national poetry month. I couldn’t finish this at the time but wanted to honor him. He was an Arizona Icon and a brilliant business man with a heart bigger than his head. He had a generosity of spirit and a flare for practical jokes like no one I’ll ever know. He ran for Governor once but lost because although he was a great leader, he was a poor politician. His grocery chain, Bashas, is dispersed widely across our state and is a hub in many of our rural communities. He spent many years on the Board of Regents, a warrior for education for all. I remain deeply saddened by his departure yet in his leaving, he has caused me and others to examine our words and deeds through the filter of fairness and kindness. I wrote this from my own observations and also from some of the lovely tributes paid to him in the days following his death.
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Oh, Beauty before me, Beauty behind me, Beauty to the right of me, Beauty to the left of me, Beauty above me, Beauty below me. I’m on the pollen path.
Posted by Tammy on March 26, 2015
KUDOS to Nancy from Spirit Lights the Way for sharing this opportunity for us to create citizen-centric involvement in our communities. Check it out.
Originally posted on Spirit Lights The Way:
The Citizen Muscle Boot Camp is a 4-week online program designed to provide the skills you need to make change on the issues you care about.
It’s an exercise plan to make the world a better place!
The Citizen Muscle Boot Camp is designed to get each of us flexing our Citizen Muscles and building the skills we need to make change in our communities
Complete with videos from Annie; hands-on, interactive online exercises; and some additional tips and exercises to practice as we go about our day the Citizen Muscle Boot Camp helps us develop our skills as changemakers.
To participate in a Boot Camp, all you need is an internet connection, about an hour or two a week, and desire to make the world a better place.
To Register, click HERE.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Posted by Tammy on October 12, 2014
What is old can sometimes make a better new. Of course, that is my own philosophy demonstrated by the dress that I recently wore to the Black and White ball but it was also the conclusion of a fascinating article Older, Better, Smaller produced by the Preservation Green Lab of National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Posted by Tammy on June 8, 2014
It ran in the family. You see, Charles Seeger was forced to resign from the music department at the University of California, Berkeley because he was an outspoken pacifist during World War I. Frankly, it’s both surprising and warming to recognize that there were war protesters in 1918.
Posted by Tammy on January 30, 2014
One common plate is all it takes to bridge a gap. At least that is the thinking of the progressive folks at Slurrpy where during the month of December, they are highlighting 10 women across the globe who are blogging about food. We’re of different ilk. We work in different kitchens. We use different recipes. Yet, this month, we’ll collectively focus on the same ingredients to bring you a concrete example of the power of diversity to create a collective response.
Posted by Tammy on December 5, 2013
I thrive on data. I love to sift through statistics and and qualitative research piecing together unrelated fact streams and digging deeply into areas of intrigue. I like to read research projects and report back. This fascination fuels my day job where I’m able to dig into customer research and opinion trends and create or modify programs to meet changing demands.
Posted by Tammy on September 14, 2013