This is not a decision taken lightly. I simply can’t do a good job with Retake (blog, radio show, Huddles, Zoom meetings with allies) and still devote the time needed for my recovery. What does this mean?
Roxanne and I have been discussing this since I got home from the hospital. At every turn I’ve resisted doing what is perfectly obvious needs to be done. In the interest of my personal health and Retake’s long-term capacity, I need to stop trying to do Retake work for awhile and focus on recovery.
Roxanne and I will continue to prepare for the 2022 legislative session, but very likely we will scale back, supporting and following no more than ten bills.
I am in discussions with KSFR about discontining doing radio shows for awhile and when I might be able to return doing the show regularly.
Blogs will be published infrequently, not necessarily responding to an urgent issue, as much as my capacity allows me to write about something important and to do so efficiently and well. In the event of a huge issue, vote, or hearing, we will at least publish a link to credible info andprovide info on how to take action. Otherwise, know that I will be focusing on recovery and rest. Roxanne may write a blog periodicallydically, but she, too, is focusing her time on helping me with my recovery.
My stroke has underscored a key structural flaw in Retake: its reliance upon Roxanne and I and the lack of a support structure, something that the creation of a 501c3 organization with funding for a small staff would begin to address. Roxanne will continue our application for 501c3 status. We will keep you posted as this advances.
Today I do want to offer up an article worthy of your time. Not a short read, but “Collapse, Renewal and the Rope of History” is a thoughtful, well-written piece, posing two important questions:
- Is the world in free-fall collapse or on the verge of a great renewal? The author provides compelling evidence for either view before asking: Is it even possible to tell?
- And he then asks: As relates to our personal actions, does answering that question even matter?
Please enjoy the piece and offer comment below.
As a parting suggestion, go to our home page once in awhile, use the search engine on the right and plug in any topic in which you are interested. Likely you will find a number of worthwhile reads.
On to recovery. I will really miss this. But it is necessary. For me and for us.
In solidarity, hope, and recovery,
Paul & Roxanne
Categories: Personal & Collective Action