Out And About In The Virtual World, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:23am

This week in the world on our screens.

I posted an open letter to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, on Medium. A Medium editor liked it and put it in the top few recommended for that day. I was quite gratified.

I went to a yoga class and emerged blissful, on Twitter.

Fran, of the blog Franish, matched for her residency program in a couples match with her new fiancé. All the congratulations.

And Sue of Une Femme d’un Certain Age and Allyson Walsh of That’s Not My Age were featured in Good Housekeeping. Good things for good people.

If you have good news or an accomplishment you’d like to celebrate below, please do. I love to applaud my friends. I hope you have wonderful weekends.

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  • WOW!!!!!…YES, YES, and YES!!!!!…Your letter to Jeff Bezos is amazing, spot on and forceful…Reminding us that he is supporting Breibart is beyond necessary…You have done a wonderful deed with this letter…

    And as large as Amazon is and as small as one consumer’s influence reaches…the truth is, we don’t NEED Amazon…Purchases can be put together from Target, etc…Amazon Prime is not the HG of retail as much as it is purported to be…

    I am one small participant in the American economy…I decided with the unfair publicity to Nordsrom to use my small influence to support Nordstrom…I now buy everything that I can there and you know what?…It adds up…

    Same as wanting to support Hawaii during this time of misunderstanding…Changed vacation plans…adding a bit more cash to the vacay coffers makes for a longer trip to the Aloha state…

    Jeff Bezos small efforts create a ripple…Supporting white supremacy is just a stagnant act…You never know the reach of influence in small efforts..


    9:49 am
    Lisa said...

    @Deeds, Thank you. and I LOVE the idea of supporting Hawaii. One of my favorite places in the world – beyond just recreation to a spiritual feeling for the planet and its gifts.

  • Thank you so much for all of your support, Lisa!!

    9:50 am
    Lisa said...

    @Fran, My pleasure. All the best in your residency.

  • Well said!

    9:54 am
    Lisa said...

    @Nelson Bartley, Thank you!

  • Hi Lisa,

    I just joined Medium today – what/where are you listed?

    Thanks! Paula in Seattle

    9:58 am
    Lisa said...

    @Paula Hartley, I’m here! https://medium.com/@AmidPrivilege I am only managing to post every other week – as I said, this politics/society thing is more work for me:). But I hope you enjoy what you find there. It is worth customizing your feed, and, many edited publications also post there too.

  • You are so good with words,Lisa :-)
    And there are so many memories reading Franish blog post
    Congratulations to both

    9:59 am
    Lisa said...

    @dottoressa, Thank you:). I hope the memories were happy ones.

  • Lisa, thanks for the mention! And your open letter…wonderful writing and I hope it’s widely circulated. You make the case very well.

    10:00 am
    Lisa said...

    @Susan B, You are more than welcome, and thank you in return.

  • My good news: My daughter just got accepted to a Masters program in Regional & Community Planning. Hope for the future!!!

    10:01 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mary, Congratulations! Excellent news, and so encouraging to remember that we can have a future.

    KICK ASS WOMAN!!!!!!!!!

    10:02 am
    Lisa said...

    @LA CONTESSA, Thank you! Joy all around!

  • “So many Americans love this country, me included, that I think we can make the most progress by starting with that love and broadening it to include every single group in the country”.

    With a philosophy like this, you might consider public office. You express yourself clearly, powerfully and brilliantly. This is definitely a time when we need honest, altruistic and patriotic leadership in this country.

    10:05 am
    Lisa said...

    @Scannie4me, Thank you very much. Sadly, my IRL self is a blurter, prone to saying what she thinks even in times of stress and confrontation. Not good for holding office, as we are seeing right now:(. But, if there is any way I can contribute to a more compassionate country with my writing, I will do it.

  • Loved your letter to Bezos. I do hope it gets more widely circulated.

    10:06 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy, Thank you. It is getting more visibility than I expected. One foot in front of the next. <3

  • Congratulations on the visibility with the Jeff Bezos letter. Powerful piece of writing.

  • Excellent letter to Bezos, Lisa. Thank you.

  • I can not believe he’s advertising on Breitbart. Has he no shame? What’s next? Infowars? Excellent job of letter writing.