The Idea of Democracy – by Amy Henry

“I thought about the hopes each of them may harbor. How, basically, everyone wants to live a life free from fear. A life where they have a home and food, and the means to procure both, with a little money and time left over for what they enjoy. How everyone needs to feel respected, a citizen, a voice with a say. A person whose life matters.

That is the idea of democracy. That each of us matters. That we all have a say.”

~ Amy L. Henry

As a Canadian citizen, July 4th isn’t my Independence Day, but in this thorough, logical post, Amy addresses the stuggle for and the preservation of humanity’s freedom and dignity through democracy. These are things we can all celebrate.

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Find Amy’s latest thought-provoking post via The Idea of Democracy

On Trees – by Susan Briscoe (from The Death Project)

Here’s an interesting writer who engagingly and generously shares her experience of dying. We’ve all got to do it sooner or later, and I sure appreciate the wisdom passed along by folks like Susan. Be sure to check out her posts and site here on WordPress. (Her photos – as featured here – are wonderful, too!)

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View Susan’s post via On Trees