Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kansas Scrambles to Change Rules After Teens Run for Office

As you may or may not remember, towards the end of Obama's second term, I started a petition on White House dot gov that asked to require all potential presidential candidates to pass a citizenship or civil service test. I still think that is a good idea.

"There are a lot of requirements if you want to vote in Kansas. You must be 18 years old. You need to show a photo ID at your polling place and show proof of U.S. citizenship when you register to vote. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the state's voter ID laws are among the strictest in the nation.
 But when it comes to the rules about who can run for state office? There are no rules..."

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Recommended Read: Why Uma Thurman is Angry

I'm so glad for Uma that she found the strength to share her story and hope that she will find a way to heal her anger.

We cannot change the past, but we do have the vision and strength to create the future.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Time's Up Legal Defense Fund

TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live. (more)

January 13th in SF

Happy New Year, everyone!
We have a show this month - woohoo!  January 13th at The Saloon, 1232 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
Lineup: Pat Duffey on guitar, Arne on bass, Doug Rowan on sax, Richard Wood on B3 and Roy Blumenfeld on the drum throne. And of course, me in "Mari Mack mode" on vocals.
Hope you can join us! It will be fun.
Until then, keep your chin up, be kind to yourself and others.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Devonte Hynes and Philip Glass

Funny how things come into view when we are open to seeing them. 
I happened across this NPR Music snippet after I clicked on a facebook notification about a Lucinda Williams Tiny Desk Concert. 
I can relate to most of it, so I figure it is worth a share. 

Now back to watch the Lucinda Williams Tiny Desk Concert. Someday I'll tell you the backstory about that time I entered the Tiny Desk Concert. It's more interesting than the actual performance, imho. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Something I feel like sharing. Again, Willie gets it long before most of the rest of the world. 

Have a great day. 
Hope to see you at Bear Music Fest this weekend.