Little Mikey steals a kiss from his brother’s girl- mighty! What a Goonie cutie.
Rudy, the true story of a Notre Dame football player who, against all odds, dresses for one solitary game. Not only does he take the field, he is subsequently carried off as a hero. Though diminutive in size he was mighty in will. Such grace!
Somewhere in Corral F, awaiting the start of the Disneyland Half Marathon, weaves a lone figure making his way to what I assume is Corral A. In the most unassuming manner, his “excuse me, pardon me” parts the crowd more effectively than any bull horn. He could have no doubt gotten a VIP escort to the runDisney Starting Line, but didn’t. The founder of #Run3rd, (dedicating your races for others), the well-known movie star chose another path. What a guy!!
When I read that bloggers were needed to promote a Sean Astin project, I stopped reading and sent off my immediate reply. ME! (There is promise of a small thank you gift, but I barely read that.) Starstruck? No. Impressed with the depth and the quality of the man? Yes. As I subsequently researched the details of his newest venture I was intrigued. Sean was talking politics. I am quietly a politics junkie. My son Devin is majoring in Government at Georgetown University because he was raised on politics. Do I blog about it? I do not, mainly because I often find political discourse divisive; to be blunt, politics can be polarizing and downright ugly. Leave it to Sean to have a novel approach: might through grace:
Sean Astin – actor from Goonies, Lord of the Rings, Rudy – is beginning Season 2 of his political radio show for “the occasionally interested people” on May 1st on a new network, TradioV. His interest in politics and representing the people’s voice is infectious, and he genuinely wants people to understand what is happening with the government, even when it seems too complicated. Whether you are or aren’t interested in politics, he offers an intellectual discussion and doesn’t just want to be heard, he wants to hear the people and their concerns, all while keeping it civil.
That word “civil” sealed it for me. I can come out of my closet in this new safe zone. Might through grace. Vox populi is Latin for “voice of the people”, but can also be translated as “tone of the people” I believe civility must rule any exchange of ideas, and a respectful tone will be the antidote to political apathy. I can’t wait to tell my son- we have a new home!! In our current demographic, (New York, Vermont, Washington, D.C.), we have difficulty discussing our traditional values without being judged. Or worse! How nice it will be to have a place to #RaiseYourVox free of consternation!! I can’t wait to tune in to Sean’s broadcast on Vox Populi Radio every Thursday, 12-2 PT on TradioV.com.
How about YOU, the people??
Party with us Saturday night!