Doing Something

Doing Something, Geov Parrish, Eat
the State!

‘I came back from vacation a couple weeks ago, and, not
surprisingly, the news was grim. Wars here, trampled civil
liberties there, hard times all over the place,’ writes Geov
Parrish in Eat the State, ‘If these aren’t the end
times prophesized in untold numbers of religions, they’re a heckuva
warmup act.’ But instead of letting current problems tromp our
persistent efforts to improve our world, Parrish advises us to
discover–as he has–‘all the people doing wonderful and inspiring
things at the lower levels, in local communities, under the radar,’
the actions that often are obscured by the disheartening, tragic
stories in the competition for placement on the evening news. And
if that’s not enough to inspire, Parrish offers three points of
encouragement that will halt anyone’s plans for giving up.
–Julie Madsen
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