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One of the hardest things about our current political situation is that it isn’t going to be over any time soon. Getting involved for a day? That’s easy. Staying engaged for a month? That’s manageable. But keeping it up for years . . . that’s hard. It’s like the whole concept of dieting: the best thing to do is not to restrict your eating habits for a limited time, but to change them indefinitely, in a way you can sustain long past the point when that initial surge of energy has burned out.

Tikkun olam doesn’t work very well as a binge. It’s a way of thinking, a way of living. So another month, another repetition of the question: how have you been thinking and living? What things have you done to repair the world, in your own life or someone else’s? Donations, volunteer work, efforts to build a better future or to mitigate harm you see coming. Any good is good, no matter how small.

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

Date: 2017-06-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Gave food at both the monthly collection and for the post office collection

Mailed off checks to my favorite charities.

Date: 2017-06-02 05:36 am (UTC)
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So another month, another repetition of the question: how have you been thinking and living?

Badly—I spent most of May being sick—but I wrote a letter about something that matters to me and I hope it makes a difference.

Date: 2017-06-02 05:51 am (UTC)
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Yesterday at the food bank we packed a lot of apples into boxes and stacked them up on pallets to be distributed.

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