Kurt Fliegel, runner, concerned citizen, parent and grandparent, (and yes, my husband) discusses practical solutions to end gun violence. He answers the question, “what can I do” and provides a template that everyone can use today to create a personal plan of “positive, organized, networked action.” He is a supporter of Sandy Hook Promise, but suggests that you look at all the non-government organizations advocating for solutions and find the one which best aligns with your values and thinking.
I would also like to add that Kurt, having recent dental surgery, was reluctant to come on, but felt this cause was too important not to, although he was still a little self-conscious about his speech being less than normal. Sounded okay to me, 🙂 but I promised to put this disclaimer in.
Kurt’s template, which can be used to mobilize for this and other causes can be found HERE.
Kurt can be found on Twitter: @kurtfliegel and Instagram (mostly running) @flglchicago
Our Christmas celebration unraveled when a couple family members tested positive for COVID. Everyone stayed at their perspective houses and we got together for about an hour over Zoom on Christmas Day. Thankfully, my daughter completed her isolation period 2 days before Christmas and I was able to bring her up here on Christmas Eve to spend a long weekend with us before she returned to work. Kurt wasn’t as lucky and won’t see his kids until sometime in the new year for a re-scheduled family celebration.
This past weekend the holiday decorations went up. I am much more enthusiastic about the holidays this year. With everyone in our family vaccinated, some normalcy has returned to our lives. Plus, this is our first holiday season as a married couple, and of course the first with a grandchild, so there’s that too.
There have been a considerable amount of articles, blog posts, other features about reaching the one year mark of the pandemic. Everyone offers their own, slightly different perspective. I feel they are all worth sharing, if for the singular purpose of creating an historical mosaic. To read my personal tales of pandemic life, see “Thoughts from Home: Life During a Global Pandemic“. I continue with my story…