A big cup of winning please, barkeep.
As I mentioned the other day, a friend of mine and I organized a meeting for a group of engaged and interesting people who want to get more politically active, but don't know how best to use our time/efforts/money. We had an amazing group conversation with about 25 people, and had an elected City Council member, a public servant appointed by a Mayor, and someone that ran a large lobbying organization for many years, who all participated to help us understand exactly how to work in the system, and have the biggest effect.
So we got to see how policy is formed, how it moves through the system, and the various forces that act upon it along the way. We also figured out how to get more active, individually, and established a trusted group of people who are going to work together on specific issues.
Several of the people are actually going to run for public office, as well!
It was a huge success, in every way. And our next event is coming up next week, and we have two more scheduled after that, so we are setting new habits and expectations, rather than just having a feel-good event and then going about out daily lives the same way we always have.
It feels good.
Went to an amazing show last night to see possibly the final reunion of the Circus Contraption Band, along with Devotchka, Jason Webley, and Vince Mira. We closed the place down at 2:AM, then the wife and I went out to breakfast together. Got to bed about 3:AM, and am totally useless today... but what a great Valentines Day!