|The retirement of my old Mizunos. RF muddy and still did 10 miles.|
|Just a demonstration of the random fun of RF. I found Waldo. He goes by Rooster.|
He had a flask of whiskey. Don't ask.
That moment when Congregation by @theafghanwhigs comes on #randomshuffle and you think, yeah, @RiotFest was awesome. <3 the Congo.
— Anne Deak (@MamaDeak) September 15, 2014
|From my Sunday run, but still, same amazing view both days.|
|Visiting the cemetery.|
|With fellow Congo member Lisa at our spot for Social D & Patti.|
Patti continued on and as she spoke I thought of how beaten down I have felt about the people's fights, but also about THE reason why I keep doing what I do. My faith compels me and my son inspires me. It's about hope in extreme darkness buttressed by proof that people DO have the power if we only decide to band together and use it. This afternoon, two days after "the Patti experience", we received word that the final vote count in the American Airlines Union election was 9,640 Yes to 1,547 No. Workers at AA (before the company merged with US Airways) had been trying to organize with my Union, CWA, for more than 20 years. I worked on the effort just before this one and was heartbroken when we lost by just 150 votes. When people decide to band together eventually they can win.
There were so many great things about my weekend in Chicago - so many things that I needed. Inspiration to fight on. A reminder to get up and get out even when things don't go the way I expect. Hugs and drinks and music with friends. Running in the sunshine with a beautiful change of scenery. Some good old fashioned fun. And I almost didn't even go.
|View while eating my funnel cake dinner and listening to Weezer.|