Feb 2022 Update
The Weather of the Mind podcast is on semi-sabbatical. This is due to the fact that I am facing No Cause Eviction. Ever the fighter for the little guy or little gal, I find myself as the little guy, getting pushed around by a landlord who wants to redo the kitchen.
It has been a tough late fall and winter. Being displaced causes waves of anxiety and depression. I have done all I can to be a good citizen and fight this bullying the best I know how. First, I linked up with the Ithaca Tenants Union, then I connected with Law NY. These two groups have been a tremendous ray of sunlight during these dark days.
Since mid-October, I have spoken at city council, written a powerful oped, designed and painted a massive banner, and now I have done a painting. I have posted these materials below.
If faced with this type of injustice, I encourage you to stand up to economic bullying. Our voices have power. Connect with local groups that can provide some emotional and tactical support. Get creative and put it out there.
Living and learning, Doug