I want to give those who read my Op-ed postings a heads-up about a major change in my focus during our sheltering. Enough already with hand-wringing about Trump and “whatever”. Over the next weeks (or months) I’ll be putting out a series of constructive pieces that will focus tightly on just one particular well-defined problem or challenge we face as a nation or global community. I’ll give you some very specific, well-defined actions you can take from home that will help resolve it. We may be housebound, but we’re wired up to the world. We can still do some stuff that will help our neighbors, country, and planet for the long haul.
Example: Coronavirus has given urgency to the matter of how we cast a ballot. Later today, I will post on my website (“Out of My Mind” at https://eliotdaley.com/) and on Facebook and Twitter a recipe for making it very, very, very easy to vote during 2020 elections and forever thereafter. That’s it. Nothing about all the other crucial issues around voting—voter suppression, campaign finance, gerrymandering, hacking machines, and all that. Maybe another day. My immediate goal is to give anyone who believes that ease-of-voting is important something to do right now, at home, to help make it happen. I intend to keep these coming “for the duration” of our sheltered living.
If there is a particular issue you’d like me to address, please just shoot me an email (https://eliotdaley.com/contact/ ). I’ll add it to the litany of things we can work on from home right now.