Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into actions that win in politics.
It's time we get over our fear of using the words love and business in the same sentence. After all, business in the simplest terms is about relationship -- the relationships with all the people we work with, buy from and sell to.
This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.
As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.
It is during these unexpected disasters that we can truly find our souls and the commonalities of our humanity. Those cannot be taken away no matter how much Mother Earth shakes and how hard the tsunami waves strike.
If you do decide to watch the playoffs and the Super Bowl, I urge you to devote the same amount of time to supporting peace. Call friends, join organizations, send emails, write articles -- take actions that appeal to you.
Loving the earth is an everlasting, minute-by-minute commitment. We must plant the dream, the seed, and the future it will give us every single day. We can all then take pride in the beauty we will most surely create.
"To err is human, to forgive is divine" -- and to watch the instant replay on the big screen is pretty great too. I was thinking about how helpful this sort of instant replay would be for real life situations outside of the ballpark.
This latest action by Chevron is part of a worldwide, desperate litigation campaign by the oil giant to escape liability for what is thought to be the world's worst oil-related environmental catastrophe.
Next time you pass by 2012 on a theater marquee, try to reflect on the true message symbolized by those numbers. The real message is a call to action based on the knowledge that we can transform ourselves.