#WeekendCoffeeShare – Staying afloat

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

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Welcome to the weekend.

How are you holding up? This has been a ridiculously long week, does anyone else feel like this has actually been about three weeks?

I don’t know if we’ll have answers this weekend, or if it’s going to depend on recounts. It’s anxiety-producing, to be sure, and I’ve had a hard time focusing.

And I am sitting with the reality of what it means that nearly half the country voted for hate. This should not be as close a race as it is, and it makes me sick. I have to figure out what to do, how to continue working to make this country a better place.

I’m going to start by looking at ways to help spread information literacy. How to get people to think critically about the information they read, how to really look at different sources and how evaluate the news that they do see.

What are you going to do to keep fighting for change?

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Staying afloat

  1. It does feel like a long week. Maybe not for the same reason. I assume you speak of the election. To question sources of information is a topic I speak about with my students often. To know how to find relevant information is life changing. Great post, Thank you for the coffee.

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  2. I wish we could make Faux News into a real news channel, even a right leaning news channel, instead of a propaganda machine. That would help! Yes, a stressful week, and a big disappointment that so many people choose hate.

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  3. Thanks again Alli for providing us with a place to just breath after this past week.

    I would agree with what you wrote except I would have said that half of us seem to have voted as an act of hate. Mid-week I had to step away from election news completely because once again, our government is tolerating and funding blatant cheating that even when exposed will not be prosecuted because those in power agree with the results of the cheating.

    Our systemic multi-tier system of justice has worn me out. Our biased media has worn me out. Most of all, all those who benefit by keeping us at each other’s throats have worn me out. I am friends and family with people on both sides of this mess and I resent what has been done to us, so I will first resist the planted urge to hate in response to what just happened to all of us.

    How to be a force for improvement? I’ve thought long and hard about this and, regretfully, don’t have an answer other than to avoid adding my very-annoyed voice to the chaos unless directly invited to comment. Even with our coffee shares, I don’t sense many who seek my “wisdom” on the question so will most likely remain a quiet learner, prayer-er, and quietly work to bring peace and calm as opportunities appear.

    Blessings

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