putting things in perspective:

1. There will always be forces for good and forces undermining the good.  We can’t change that.    

2. When we don’t bring our goodness to this unending Struggle (win or lose), other forces take over.  It’s that simple. 

3. We don't have to waste our energies just worrying, complaining or arguing.  We can use our energies for positive and effective change in the company of friends.

WHY I CHOSE Common Cause  

“ ... there probably has never been a reform movement so active and with such a record of accomplishment.”   - Christian Science Monitor

For almost 50 years, Common Cause, a non-partisan people's lobby, has been holding power accountable and defending our democracy.

The non-partisan issues Common Cause takes on are game-changers.  

Join Holly and I for this joyous and endless struggle against corruption and greed and inhumanity. There are many ways we can be part of the solution and actually see the effects of our efforts.

Always check the facts - you will be surprised at the amount of falsehoods we fall for.

Since it’s inception almost 50 years ago this non-partisan watch-dog organization has been fighting to get money out of politics, fix political gerrymandering, fight voter suppression, and bring truth to power. There are many individual issues that the public supports like reasonable gun control, environmental protection, but the people’s voice is drowned out by more powerful interests. By supporting Common Cause you are helping the people’s voice to also be heard and that alone can effectively address our most essential common concerns

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Write Me: If you have any questions or would like to volunteer or donate, you are welcome to write Holly and I at and we can hook you up with the right people, or you can join us at Common Cause Illinois.

Disclaimer: Holly and I are not spokespeople for Common Cause or Common Cause Illinois - we are volunteers and fans.

Music and Politics: My job in this world is to bring joy to myself and others through music. There is no wall between that and the rest of my life. Doing my part in promoting kindness, diversity, and defending & nurturing democracy has always been a natural extension. So I offer my perspective as it arises out of a life of music, in the hopes that it might be helpful to one person. - Corky Siegel

Politics IS Beautiful: As a tool, it offers brilliant opportunities for empowering wisdom, spreading and “manifesting" our compassion and love for nature and humanity - no matter what the current conditions might be.  And when you get closer to the fire that nagging hopelessness and anger is replaced by joy, and along with that incredible boon, there is actual accomplishment.

P.S. With this perspective there are better words for political and politics - “polytickle” and “poly-tix”