Ok, so this post has nothing to do with the general theme of this blog or any of the regular topics. I just need to mark this day somehow with the sheer amount of good news that happened. These days, in “mainstream” media it sometimes feels like all you get is bad news, depressing events, or stuff that makes you fear for where society is going.
But here’s the great “news” day I had courtesy of my Facebook feed:
- Kicked off the day right with an awesome punctuation joke picture: “Stop Clubbing, Baby Seals”
- This made my day just by itself – combining my love of dance with being a grammar/punctuation geek
- Then I saw that the woman responsible for the Komen Foundation fiasco resigned
- Whatever her politics or the official party line, just putting the foundation through that mess was enough for them to fire her if she didn’t resign
- After seeing a few writeups of Jeremy Lin’s second career record breaking game, the highlights video was posted
- Breakout awesome performances like these are inspiring, and all the better that it’s an Asian American making headlines in professional sports. It was so cool, I watched it twice during the day.
- My FB feed lit up with joy when the 9th Circuit Court panel declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional
- “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for ‘laws of this sort.'”
- The hits kept coming with John and Leo, my MIT classmates and startup buddies from the old dotcom days, selling one of their startups for the *4th time*.
- I was part of the first one, but my career went in a totally different direction. I’m super happy for them and impressed – I bet when they walk in a room now, investors just throw big checks at them.
- Then us “greenies” got a win with the SF Board of Supervisors voting unanimouslyto extend the plastic bag ban in SF to all retailers
- We’ve got more reusable bags at home than you can shake a FSC-certified stick at. It bugs me every time I get a plastic bag in SF, so I’m really excited to see this ban go in to place.
- Finally, back to great news from friends, several of the cool leaders of the David Chiu for Mayor campaign announced the launch of their new political consulting firm – 50+1 Strategies
- Beyond being happy for cool people, I really appreciate how their mission is to win elections through community organizing power.
Wow! What a great day, right?
- CA and SF Ballot Propositions 2014
- Building the sustainability movement through movement
- California and SF ballot propositions
- Need for a new policy paradigm
- Feb 7, 2012: Great day in News and Media
- True priorities in policy debates
- Superfreakonomics and the Commonwealth Club
- CA Energy Bills Part 2: SB32
- CA Energy Bills Part 1: AB920
- Commencement speech by Paul Hawken
- Smart Grid and ARRA Money
- Ultimate Vision