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I can usually throw something together on Friday morning for Mojo Friday, but today I have writers block and I'm struggling. Friday mornings are usually spent doing a quick review of the Front Page and Rec. list to see if there's any topic I can work from. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Today is one of those days, it doesn't help when there are dozens of distracting things going on in your real life. My brain is swirling, nothing coherent moving to the top, so thats what I'm writing about. Lets see where it goes.

I had a conversation yesterday with a kossack where we discussed several topics, among them was change. If there's anything in life we can really be sure of, it's that we'll experience change. We may resist it. We may not like it. We may even deny it. But change will come.

As we all know, change can be good or change can be bad. If we fight change sometimes we can influence the change, hopefully toward a more positive outcome. If you think about it, it's why all of us are here. We all want to influence some of the changes we are experiencing, political, personal and cultural. It's why we write. It's why we jump into action when asked. We're not the kind of people who are satisfied being spectators. It's also why we have conflict. Each of us has our vision of what the changes should look like and we want that change to look like our version not someone else's.

To borrow a phrase, we all want "Change we can believe in." But as noted above our version of what that change should be isn't always the same. At the same time some of in this country fear change. They're comfortable and want to lounge in their comfort, but what they fall to see, is that change is constant and inevitable. A casual look at human history will show you that it's all about change. So embrace the changes and help shape the changes. Remember the words of the Serenity Prayer;

   
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

On with the games!!  

Mojo Friday Guidelines

 
1)   If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
2)  Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
3)  You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
4)  You don't have to comment to recommend.
5)  You can't steal my idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen)
6)  Please, no pictures or YouTubes until after 300 comments. Now, after 300, use a little common courtesy and be responsible in the number.
7)  Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo.
8)  TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Heh
 

Mojo Friday Goals

   
A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.

B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.

C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)

D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.

E. And always, fun fun fun.

F. Have at least 75% average participation rate as seen here in the Mojo Friday Postgame Show by Woodtick.

G. (New) Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation (see here for some tips).

H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)

I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)    
   

MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.    

For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.  

Originally posted to TexDem on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Mojo Friday and Netroots For The Troops®.

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