Dona

@dona-mcphillips

active 2 weeks, 2 days ago
  • Ahh truth-sayer thank you for your voice, your pen, your modeling, your mind, conviction, and heart. You raise us up, give us hope that we can DO something with this dire warning of truth. You have no idea how very much you have given us all these years. But we know. Barnes & Noble better have lots of these books. D

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Jane,
    I’m always happy to support your continuing passion to save the planet on your Fire Drill Fridays, so my first reaction at the photo of your march and the bus ride was positive. Then in light of the pandemic I found my next reaction was fear and upset at how close all of you were to each other, singing or shouting etc. It set me off. I feel…[Read more]

  • I looked up the stopthemoneypipeline.com as suggested. The closest action on the 23rd or 22nd of April seemed to be in Chico, CA. or Albuquerque. Nothing in Phoenix. I was hoping to find an action already planned for the Chase Tower in Phoenix, but nothing so far. I have no time to start an action by that date as I will be traveling back and forth…[Read more]

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Dear Jane,
    If all goes as planned the house sale closes on the 23rd and I will do the first trip down to Apache Junction starting the 24th. Hope to have finished the move by April 7th. I’m downsizing so much it will be quite the job to fit my belongings into this tiny shoe. It only took 7 days to get a buyer, so the process has been fast.
    I’ve…[Read more]

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Jane, Saw I segment on Amanpour tonight of you marching, followed by a segment with Bill McKibben, who mentioned April 23rd, 50th (?) anniversary of Earth Day, as a protest day at Chase Manhattan Banks across the country. If there is one in Phoenix, I could take part, but I don’t know who is organizing for that. Can you give me a suggestion of who…[Read more]

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Dear Jane, After asking you to keep a toe in blogging and you promised “a toenail”, I find myself not keeping up with my monthly hello to you. I plan to write an in-depth letter sometime in the future, but this is to say I am still watching, listening, supporting you here and in all that you are doing. I saw you on Kimmel, but missed the latest…[Read more]

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    p.s. I finally ordered “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They, from Amazon along with Season 4 of F&G. I asked for Comes a Horseman, as well, but the computer glitched, so I have to re-order that. It will be my treat to me to watch these after so many years. D

  • Dona commented on the post, NEW YEARS EVE 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    After a long week of packing and listening to the “impeachment” trial, I took a break to watch “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They.” What a powerful movie. No wonder it hit me so hard. Yet, my memory had lost so many details that I had even blanked out the ending. You got the Oscar for “Klute,” but this also was definitely an Oscar level performance.…[Read more]

  • Hi Jane, I hear you. I’ll stay in touch the old old fashioned way, this and letters or cards that you don’t have to answer. I had to take a loan out to buy a small trailer with an “Arizona room.” Getting the Washington home sold and moved hopefully in the next three-four months is my priority. Then, I’ll join your army where ever it is. This is a…[Read more]

  • Jane, Now in Arizona, caught you on PBS with Judy Woodruff. Excellent interview. Smooth, filled with clarity, honesty and truth. One of the best yet. You are doing what is important, needed. I’m still reading, ON FIRE. I can’t yet do the getting arrested act, but there may come a day. Don’t think I haven’t thought of joining you there, but I’d be…[Read more]

  • Ah Jane, you leave me speechless. I will buy the book and share it. Already have emailed all the book club to see all this on your blog. I so want to join this in some physical strong-like-you way, but wonder how long I would manage in jail without my meds, my CPAP, with my stiff arthritic body. But you did it, do it etc. Oh I wish I had been one…[Read more]

  • I emailed Senator Patty Murray just now. Here’s basically what I said; Dear Senator Murray, As your constituent, I want you to know that while I may not be getting arrested on Fridays in protest on the Capitol steps, I do entirely stand with & support Jane Fonda in her support of the Green New Deal. I am a liberal Democrat who has supported…[Read more]

  • Jane, So I have repeated a version of the above message to both Cantwell and Heck. If you see something that needs revision, I hope you says so.
    Now to the debates. I’m going to throw some money towards Klobuchar. I know she is not saying a strong support for GND with “aspirational” language, but I think she will go there. I want to keep her in…[Read more]

  • Wow. Hear Hear James Keating.

  • Jane, I did not enter the contest, not because I didn’t want to come to meet and see the set of Grace and Frankie etc. I really did. But I thought about how I can afford to fly down to L.A., I own both your books and several movies, I don’t collect autographs, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting you twice and seeing you onstage once and I’ve…[Read more]

  • Dear Jane, I watched your first Teach-In on your blog since I’m not on Facebook. I liked Sam’s comments on HOPE, your comment on moderation being radical and empathy is enlightened self-interest. True. True. I made note of your concern only people with a GOOD wage can be prepared to handle the burden of a carbon budget. And I do understand that…[Read more]

  • I really enjoyed listening to Bryan Stevenson on Firing Line (last night or the night before). So very impressive.

  • So 2009 was the beginning. I didn’t discover the blog until 2015. My first blog ever to read. So I’ve been schlepping back and forth but today finding the beginning was interesting, sort of a full circle feeling. Seeing who were the first readers; the acting was the focus because of the play on Broadway, now Grace & Frankie is winding to a close I…[Read more]

  • Okay, I’ll try to be the grown-up I’m supposed to be at 74,(almost 75) and just say thank you for this wonderful series and all your hard work. Get me up at 4:30 AM even one day and I’d throttle the person. I can’t imagine doing that day after day, season after season AND doing a spot on excellent performance with such substance intertwining with…[Read more]

  • I hadn’t heard that the seventh season was the last, although, I wondered. Just reading those words makes my stomach tumble over. It’s like losing close friends, which doesn’t make sense, but that’s the honest feeling. I can feel a deep grieving starting. I’m going to be Scarlett O’Hara, “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” I can”t deal with it right…[Read more]

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