MizMaryland Blog

A former top-tier state and national politico, Heather Mizeur brings to the blog post offerings a unique blend of heavy-hitting political experience and innovative policy expertise with a dose of light-hearted secrets from the natural world that shapes her life on the farm. Woven through it all, is the spirit of Soul Force Politics.

How Beavers Teach Us To Be Better Humans

Photo credit: Louis-Marie Preau -- read below for the incredible story of how this photo was captured. Beavers are remarkable creatures. By studying the habits of their lives, we can learn how to be better humans. Their wisdom can guide us on...

Thanksgiving Tips for Civil Discourse

Cartoon Photo Courtesy of The Mercury News 11/16/16 Thanksgiving -- a time of a gathering with family and friends to share gratitude can also become, in these trying times, a cauldron of fuming political and social discourse that sends us running away from the table...

Marijuana Legalization Still Smart Policy for Maryland

It was ten days before the election and our insurgent 2014 campaign for Governor was growing increasingly confident that we were in the running for an endorsement from The Baltimore Sun, the state’s paper of record. Such an endorsement would help us double down on the...

About those election results…

We will be missing the underlying lessons of the dark side of this chaos if we think all of the work at hand should be focused solely on elections. We can’t give all this work over to the politicians. WE have a calling and duty to show up in big ways, too! This week's...

On the One Year Anniversary of Trump’s Election

I wrote these words in a Facebook Post the day after the Presidential Election, November 9, 2016.  I can look back and see here how the roots of Soul Force Politics were being formed in these early days after the election.  I think these words still ring true. Blessed...

Heather’s Five Favorite Farm Fresh Egg Recipes

I consider myself very blessed to live on this farm.  Among my most favorite aspects of this agrarian life are the daily gifts of farm fresh eggs. Our flock consists of six guinea hens, one rooster, and thirteen egg laying hens (this number is often fluctuating,...

Benefit Maryland: A Plan for Statewide Community Service

Maryland should lead all states in implementing bold new policies to promote national, state, and local community service initiatives. Our state's dedication to community service is exemplary.  Maryland was the first state in the nation to require service learning...