Last week, I wrote a little piece about using college savings funds as an opportunity to teach our children about the two economies in our midst. In this piece I will share a story about what our children have to teach us. Like many kids, my daughter Kaylin had a small savings account from the time she could walk. When she started getting an allowance, she divided her weekly allotment between that which she’d spend, that which she’d share with others, and that which she’d save.
Entries in personal discipline (3)
It’s been one week since my 320 mile journey from Fortuna, CA ended safe and soppy at San Francisco’s City Hall. Since then, with all of you in mind, I’ve been trying to piece together a synopsis of the event—a couple of cleanly written, succinct and inspiring paragraphs to summarize the success of our activism and the mission we accomplished.
Much to my own confusion, I can’t.
You may want to pack your tent and join those camping out. Or, perhaps joining in decisions about which actions Occupy can take that are most strategic to the democratic work of the 99% suits you better. Another possibility is to move your bank account to a credit union or locally-owned bank if you’re still banking at Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, or any of the few hundred banks that brought us to the 2008 crisis, were bailed out, and now are making profits in trading derivatives and speculating on currencies and markets rather than helping small businesses create jobs.