“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” These words by the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm were never more apt than today. And the rent just went up.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), living on Planet Earth is a perilous…


The Republican party stands at a crossroads. For the last four years, it has bowed to a president whose only agenda was himself. By sacrificing truth on the altar of political power, Republican leaders enabled the first assault on the U.S. Capitol in over 200 years and the worst pandemic…


A few recommended titles on our bookshelf at home

Over thirty-odd years of literacy, I’ve read thousands of books by white people, mostly men. I don’t regret a single one.

Here’s what I do regret: As a white man constantly, if unconsciously, fed the standard American fare of white history, white knowledge, and white culture, it scarcely even occurred…


Six years ago, I was honored to serve on a bipartisan committee with then-Executive Councilor Chris Sununu and other New Hampshire leaders. Our mission was to tackle the growing opportunity gap so that every child could have a fair chance to succeed. Although our work was far from complete, I…


Children and staff pose in front of a solar array for the Manchester Boys & Girls Club (ReVision Energy)

I recently sat down with the Board of a local nonprofit that works with low-income kids here in Southern New Hampshire. The topic was solar. The goal was cutting costs and carbon pollution on behalf of the children they serve.

The Board members wanted to know why my company, an…


Today is Independence Day. Like many a Fourth of July gone by, my family and I will be celebrating with burgers and dogs and a side of democracy, as we remember the timeless Declaration of our Founding Fathers that “all men are created equal” and that governments derive “their just…


What if I told you the sad and ignorant man who called my wife the N-word in New Hampshire isn’t really the problem? What if I said that well-mannered “white” folk like you and me are just as much the problem as he? Let me explain.

How can I protect my two “black“ boys from the racism in which I partake?

The term “structural racism”…


One of our kids’ favorite bedtime stories involves a melancholy beaver with a fever. On each of the brightly-colored pages, one creaturely friend after another offers a source of comfort, from cool cloths to nourishing soup. …


A strange thing happened the other night in Manchester, New Hampshire. At a NH Democratic Party dinner featuring all ten Democratic candidates ahead of Tuesday’s First-in-the-Nation presidential primary, a boisterous crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters tried to shout down Pete Buttigieg with chants of “Wall Street Pete!”

It was a…


According to the polls, one of four candidates in the still-sprawling field of Democratic presidential contenders will be the party’s nominee. …

Daniel Weeks

Husband, Father, Citizen / Co-Owner & Director at ReVision Energy / Chair of Open Democracy. SDG

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