Re: Commitments to community
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:03:19 -0800 (PST)
> On Jan 21, 2016, at 11:18 AM, Mary Baker, Solid Communications <mary [at] 
>> wrote:
> Having said that, we do have a few (very few) people who like to swan at the 
> work parties—they make a big show of attending and greeting everyone but if 
> you watch closely they always have someone to talk to, or a plant to deliver, 
> or have to get a bottle of water and so they dodge in and out and never 
> actually get anything done!

In the 1960s when I in picket lines at the University of Illinois, there was a 
clown who used the entertain the troops. Picketing is close to standing in line 
for 12 hours in its level of excitement. It looks noble and assertive, but its 
very boring. He would dress up in lots of campy outfits and strut around making 
jokes. It was incredibly helpful.

Maybe a good job for the swans. (I like that image.)

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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