August 18, 2004

Blogger Moms

One of the really special things I've recently encountered in the blogosphere is to have a couple of my favorite bloggers and Democratic activists share their moms with us.

Seeing the Forest's Dave Johnson has invited his mom to be a regular author on his site. Reading her thoughtful, insightful and well-written posts certainly explains Dave's passion and wisdom.

Over on the American Street, Jenny Greenleaf, an Oregon Convention delegate and blogger, as well as the precinct captain in the Multnomah County Democratic party, posted a beautifully written piece authored by her mother on why North Dakota Christians should become Democrats if they were serious about following the teachings of Christianity. Again, you can see how Jenny got her heart and her mind.

What a wonderful way to get to know how my blogging friends came to be the special people they are.

Posted by Mary at August 18, 2004 09:51 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

My Mom rocks--and so does my Dad. Between them, they did school, college, and library boards at local and state levels, were pillars of their church, and made sure we children got a well-rounded upbringing even if we were out in the middle of nowhere. Mom was primarily responsible for the passage of several local levies for school and library services. I learned that one committed person can truly make a difference.

It's hit the third generation as well. My nephew Adam Searing, who has MPH and JD degrees, works for peanuts running the nonprofit North Carolina Health Access Coalition, a healthcare-for-the-poor advocacy group.

When the Raleigh News and Observer named Adam the "Tarheel of the Week," he said, "My grandparents taught me that making trouble for the greater good is the right thing to do."

What a legacy!

Posted by: Jenny Greenleaf at August 18, 2004 11:20 PM