I recorded this episode directly after the 2017 inauguration of our 45th president. I was surprised at how hard the reality of this new regime actually hit me on inauguration day. Seeing it all happen on TV was sort of surreal, as if I were watching some sort of Orwellian inspired new film. I thought of my daughters, or my mix-raced wife, of my 20 years of activism petitioning for the vitality of people and land.
While I the reality of the new regime certainly weighs heavy on my heart, I am encouraged. Our family attended the Women’s March on the 21st here in Nashville, and we got a taste of what I believe could quite possibly the greatest awakening of our time. “Our time is now. We are ready for the next step.”