Monday, January 31, 2011


The first Us for Precedent Party happened on Sunday, Jan. 30th. We considered the Party Platform, decided on some changes, and will present the final draft by the end of this week.  We shot an hour of video defining the mission of Us for Precedent, explaining the Platform and presenting some start-up  Gramma raps. The editing process will help clarify our format. We will meet again next Sunday at 3:00 at my house. Just wanted you to know we welcome your energy and creativity in this planning and strategy phase! Gramma Sez the time for us to commit to evolving our consciousness consciously is NOW.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


This morning Amy Goodman interviewed Izzeldin Abuelaish about his new book,  "I Shall Not Hate: A  Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity."  Please go to Democracy Now and listen to her conversation with this extraordinary man. I don't have words to describe the dimensions of pain he has experienced in his life or the spiritual strength with which he views it.  I can only say that his nobility touched my soul and I wept to begin the day with the inspiration of  his courage and humanity. We must stand for truth with him.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Unrealized Dreams of Martin Luther King

Yesterday I attended the 20th ceremony celebrating the life and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. held by citizens of Bellingham, Washington.  It was sweet and inspirational. There was not an outside guest speaker this year.  Instead key servants of this community - members of the Lummi nation, the Mayor, and ex-Mayor, a middle school teacher, a  city council member, President of the Peace and Justice Center, and an author - spoke with humility and gratitude for the leadership of  this amazing American! I must also mention a 40+ volunteer chorus who sang with all their hearts lovely. spirited music.  There was a call for other citizens and young leadership to step forward and help keep this tradition alive. Distributed at the event was a copy of highlights from King's less familiar Riverside Church speech against the Vietnam War and about "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - my own government...If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam." Let me add Iraq and Afghanistan,  This is a major aspect of unfinished business we must attend to.  We are teaching violence to our children with TV programs, inter-net games, vitriolic rhetoric, availability of guns and in our families with ugly divorces. We have unfinished business to attend to -let's get busy! I'll have more to say tomorrow about where I feel we can start to make "the change".

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Beginning

This is a picture taken at my 79th birthday party.  I have given myself the year 'til my 80th birthday to materialize the vision I have been holding for forty years and share with many others.
This vision is to create a wave of consciousness that is necessary for us to heal ourselves and others and to protect life on our planet Earth, so that negativity does not continue to separate us.  When you and me-US, begin to work together, we can achieve a United "State" of America.
"US For Precedent" is each of us taking the steps to make personal changes that will inspire a different, more evolved consciousness in our nation, and world, so that we may be the best people... and know what it is to be all that we can be as human beings.  It's a time for creativity, new ideas, and a joy that inspires us to celebrate each day as a step towards better life for all.
I hope this blog will stimulate and inspire us to have a creative discussion about "the hows" this can take place.