1. The weeks seem…very long lately. But I’ve been making my calls every day and just that little action helps me feel better about things. This article from The Guardian did too:

At no time in recorded history have people been more equipped to effectively resist injustice using civil resistance. […]

Historical studies suggest that it takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships. If that can be true in Chile under Gen Pinochet and Serbia under Milosevic, a few million Americans could prevent their elected government from adopting inhumane, unfair, destructive or oppressive policies – should such drastic measures ever be needed.

2. Since we’re on a Beatles kick anyway, “It’s All Too Much” seems like good listening for the weekend: