Drain the Swamp

Someone said the other day that in the current political climate it is becoming harder and harder to say anything that doesn’t sound like a slur against one party or the other.

I sat down this morning to write a blog about contributions. I’d decided to base the blog on the question, “What could Erin be doing if she wasn’t constantly forced to spend her time fund-raising?”

I was going to use the folk wisdom, “When you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." I was going to use it, but quickly realized that phrase is bursting with partisanship.

But “When shoe fits. . ..”

When I first came to this site, about fifteen years ago (don’t judge by my anniversary date as I took a hiatus) things were much different. Erin wrote a lot more – for one thing. But – what is really different is that it was only on rare occasions that Erin asked for financial help.

I’m not complaining about how things are now, because what is. . .is. However, I remember a time when positive changes in the site occurred almost daily.

We’re paying a price for this site not being financially sound. As has been pointed out many times, “If you can't afford a quarter then you ought to give a dime. If everybody gave then we could save the Blue Water Line.”



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