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  • Writer's pictureMarilynn Semonick

Seed Tomorrow with Wise Research Today!

Updated: Apr 13


Person looking over a serene body of water at sunset

The poet, Robert Frost, examining complex social and philosophical ideas, wrote about rural life in New England in the early 20th century. His observations have relevance today:


Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.


As many gear up for state election debates, narratives, and research, it behooves us to do more. It’s our civic duty, our human responsibility to do our due diligence. That does NOT mean listening to the same nightly newscast intended to influence your thinking (which appears to be working all too well in the nation lately). It means getting off the couch and doing some work. Understand your local and state issues, seriously understand the candidate’s position on issues that matter, work through the complexities of differing opinions, and think through the consequences of your vote!


Candidates may spew words at length; however, it’s our obligation to understand what’s underneath their words and who may be financially streaming money their way. Is it really in your best interest? In your community, state, and our nation’s best interest? This fragile, great democratic experiment requires intelligent reasoning and responsible action. Let’s do our part.


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Marilyn Semonick is not only my soul sister, but also one of the wisest people I know. I am reprinting her Wednesday Wisdom because she eloquently highlights what we all must do if we wish to be wise and informed citizens.

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