Stop Draggin’ Our Heart Around

“…Baby, you come knocking on my front doorSame old line you used to use before. [It’s just a game] well, what am I supposed to do? I didn’t know what I was getting into…” Stevie Nicks Another year, another celebration of the change-through-non-violent-protest legacy left us by Martin Luther King, Jr. He was magnificent. Unfortunately, […]

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Beyond the Peaceful Transfer of Power

If I hear one more talking head lecturing this morning about “the peaceful transfer of power“, I think my head will go spinning off. It’s as if the talking heads believe that if this administration hands over the reins quietly, everything will be better. Except it won’t. If we don’t focus on what comes after […]

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Going Back to Go Forward*: the Girl from Snowy River Rides On

*Kudos to Tim Cahill for a most appropriate title. Who knows but what  one day I’ll actually write that book, Tim. #rambleswithruby I guess you’re owed an explanation – if you want one. It was, after all, more than a year ago that I traveled to Northern California, writing about my trip back to the […]

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GOODBYE AND SO LONG

In the weeks since I deactivated my Facebook account (and deleted Twitter, Next Door, and LinkedIn), I can’t say that I’ve missed any of them. Although muscle memory still has me reaching for the phone sometimes, it’s been surprisingly easy to set it back down. The only time I truly miss social media is when […]

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Cry With Me?

A friend of mine posted a video recently where she encouraged us to – not think about the things we don’t want, but about those things we do desire relative to those areas within which we operate. Mine is government. I earnestly desire clear vision in government and true vision in government, and I think […]

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