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where law ends tyranny begins

This powerful statement is engraved on the side of the Department of Justice Building in Washington, DC. It is always worth remembering, but especially in times when those in power are working so hard to undermine the precepts of a lawful society.

I fully support the fine men and women who have dedicated their careers and their lives to ensure our nation abides by the rule of law. The work of the Justice Department is critical to our freedom.

All those currently in power who are attempting to discredit and and undermine the efforts of the DOJ do so because they are afraid of the truth and fear justice being done.  They neither believe in the supremacy of the law, or feel that the law applies to them.

They act as if they are above the law. Robert Mueller and the Justice Department will soon correct that very mistaken understanding.

there’s a difference

We owe a debt of gratitude to the journalists and reporters whose work is to make sure the truth is exposed and the public knows the facts. Too many have too much to hide. It’s the dedication and commitment to the truth that is the bedrock of our freedom.

it’s about passion

~the unintended muse~ — 10000yess: Bukowski knows it:

I have never called it duty, but I love this quote by Bukowski, my favorite contemporary poet. My entire adult life has been consumed with a burning desire to create a world without hunger. That focus has led me to over 100 countries and more areas of conflict and devastation than I can count, and it has introduced me to an entire world of caring and compassionate people who live to make a difference in the lives of those most in need.

Now, as the flames are starting to burn a little less intensely I am gratified to see that the world has finally realized that ending hunger in our lifetime is a significant priority. I am gratified to see that the United Nations has set a measurable goal of ending hunger by 2030.

Whether I see a hunger-free world or not, the ashes of my life will forever hold the warmth of all those who have given themselves to this grand, glorious and world-changing vision. Thank you, one and all, for caring enough to help end hunger in our lifetime.

a global movement

Stop Hunger Now is an amazing organization. It continues to far exceed my hopes and expectations of what it might accomplish when I first envisioned it. Our mission to end hunger in our lifetime continues to develop and expand as our staff keeps looking for more ways to impact hunger around the world.

I cannot say enough about the dedication, commitment and professionalism of our board of directors, our staff and our wonderful volunteers. They care. And it shows in everything they do. They are passionate about ending hunger, and everyone of them is a true leader in helping change our world for the better.

Here is an excerpt from a staff update I received this morning:

Did you know?

Stop Hunger Now packaged 5,331,376 meals internationally in 2014.  Due to the hard work of Stop Hunger Now and volunteers, meals were packaged in 16 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Stop Hunger Now’s international expansion efforts are a significant demonstration of our leadership and the evolution of our approach to impacting apathy and generating the will to end hunger.  Through the establishment of permanent international meal packaging operations, Stop Hunger Now has a distinctive ability to have a greater impact, harnessing the collective energies of populations around the world in the fight against hunger.  

This is what a global movement to end hunger in our lifetime looks like. Stop Hunger Now volunteers around the world are packaging meals and becoming engaged in the fight to end hunger. Our growth is a true demonstration that by working together we can erase the obscenity of hunger in our lifetime. Stop Hunger Now has truly grown into a powerful international force for good.

 

“you are crazy good at what you do!”

Stop Hunger Now has just finished a thee-day staff retreat at Blackstone, Virgina. The 66 full time staff in attendance worked hard (and played hard) while we together. We also spent a great deal of time getting reconnected with each other and just sharing war stories. Even though we are scattered from coast-to-coast, we share close bond that keeps us centered on the wonderful mission in which we are all so passionately engaged.

Every staff retreat gets larger, with more and more new folks coming on board. That is gratifying. But, far more gratifying is seeing the quality and the unbelievable commitment of those present. Every outside speaker that presents to the staff, and every new member of the staff all make the same observation: nowhere have they felt and experienced the passion, dedication and engagement they they see in the Stop Hunger Now staff.

I totally agree. The Stop Hunger Now staff are tireless in their commitment to create a world without hunger. They are true superstars in the fight to end hunger in our lifetime.  While we were together at Blackstone we celebrated a enormous milestone in the life of our organization. Stop Hunger Now has now packaged over 100 million meals for the hungry and malnourished of our world.

That is a huge accomplishment. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have demonstrated that we can all make a difference. Working together we really can change the world.

Those volunteers were led by Stop Hunger Now staff that are true heroes in the fight to end hunger. I am tremendously proud  and deeply honored to be associated with them.

Thank you team.  “You are crazy good at what you do!”