I’ve learned a lot recently, and learned much of it very quickly.
Unfortunately, this means my ability to understand the U.S. political landscape has far exceeded my ability to explain it. Fortunately, I started practicing a lot, so I’m better now than I was even a month ago.
My passion still exceeds my skill, but the gap between the two gets a little less cavernous every time I practice.
Never (yet) has the gap been clearer than when I expressed horror over what’s happening in Yemen.
Once I recognized my passion-skill gap there, I sat with it a while.
I spent a long time thinking about how to explain–sans antagonism–why I care so much about strangers in Yemen.
Finally, I found a way to explain with a better balance between passion and skill.
Please click the image below to read my second Progressive Army piece. For more context, you might also want to read this illuminating Bill Moyers piece.
I hope you’ll read, reflect, and share your thoughts with me.