I go to know folks in the Tacoma area who were serious about economical, ecological, and social collapse issues and through them, called up S. who was spearheading the area “No Coal Train effort”. I told her, I cannot support this idea in full nor certainly deny it, but interested in knowing you and meeting your people. I meant it in a clean, honest way.
Barely two days after this very well run meeting, by a smart, savvy, well organized, and serious minded woman, L called me, and breathlessly told me I was perfect to help her launch and plan her furtherance of work on Community Rights. So this elegant and beautiful and intelligent woman comes to my home, sight unseen almost, and spends two hours or more, giving me her concept. I said yes.
The fact is, in the first five minutes she phoned me, I completely understood and accepted exactly her idea, having already spent months in discovery writing, on what would ultimately prove to be, a 28th Amendment to The Constitution. That was from the fall of 2012.
We were a great match. In due time, I made a real life friend and we did many projects together, got to meet her husband, visit her home, learn of her world.
We both concluded that more white papers, signatures, and salutations were not needed, but more raised vegetable beds. She got there first. I aim to follow her. Not to be as serious as she is, or is it the term, devoted, for I have other work, but to learn enough to be able to support what is to come by knowing about what it takes to grow kale, beets, cabbage, cucumber, garlic, raise chickens. It is massive. One step at a time.