Maryland State Delegate for
Legislative District 12B
On February 27th, it was a joy to hold my 20th and final town hall legislative meeting at Kahler Hall.
Well over 100 people attended and participated in the usual animated discussion on issues before the General Assembly including the living wage, fracking, stormwater management, and tax credits.
I loved how enthusiastically everyone there sang Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" at the end of the meeting.
No legislator could possibly represent a more informed constituency dedicated to the democratic process. I am so grateful to have had that opportunity.
Video from town meeting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2uRVsP5GxI
Zach has now been in home hospice for almost nine weeks. Yesterday, when Lloyd and I arrived at his home, we heard lively talk and laughter coming from his room. We decided to stay in the family room until whoever was with him left. Half an hour later, Chris, a friend of hers, one of Zach's friends, and one of Julia's friends came out of his room. We all know that, although he seldom shows any responsiveness, he hears everything and occasionally smiles when friends and family are having fun in his room.
For many years I listened to music when I drove my car or when I rode as a passenger with Lloyd. Ever since I attended my first week-long silent retreat nine years ago, I have clearly wanted silence in the car when I am driving alone.
Today was an exception. Lloyd and I have been driving back home almost every afternoon to visit Zach. This morning Lloyd stayed home and I drove back to Annapolis alone. I mentioned in a previous e-newsletter that Zach's favorite music is Mozart and the Temptations. So on the way out the door this morning, I grabbed a Temptations CD and played it, literally blasting, while driving to Annapolis. Zach was with me in sprit in the passenger seat where he sat when we went out for our weekly lunches.