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Charlottesville: Hearing our pain

What has happened in Charlottesville, VA has been a catalyst for so much pain and anger in our country. We saw very angry white men, some carrying weapons, shouting words that were very painful for many people. We saw physical […]

Charlottesville: Hearing our pain

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What has happened in Charlottesville, VA has been a catalyst for so much pain and anger in our country. We saw very angry white men, some carrying weapons, shouting words that were very painful for many people. We saw physical […]

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Saturday Night Live: Why it is doing so well right now

“We don’t do anything that isn’t for good reasons. The serial killer did that for good reasons, to serve life. Hitler did everything he did for good reasons, to

Healing the country

Everything you have ever done, or will do, is done by your chooser to make life wonderful for you. — Marshall Rosenberg All of us are haunted by decisions we

Intentions for the New Year

I’ve decided that for this New Year’s post I would take my impressions from this past year of what I have heard, seen and felt to help identify what

Empathy: Third Road post election

Like many of you I have been struggling mightily with the election results. I have gone through a period of mourning and disconnection, but I have read some things

Tsunami

I had a very unexpected visitor break in this past week. I sensed he was coming not long before it happened. I tried to hide. My family tried to

Third Road: Standing Rock

“Empathy lies in our ability to be present without opinion.” Marshall Rosenberg That quote is particularly meaningful for me when trying to find the third road regarding Standing Rock. I

Third road: Women’s rights

There has been a lot of talk this campaign season of roads, high and low. The high road is supposed to be a morally superior road. I can appreciate

Institutional racism: Can we be the home of the brave?

Like many other people today I am angry and fed up. In the last 48 hours we have seen videos of two more black men, Philando Castile and Alton

Unite and Conquer

I’ve been thinking a lot about the attack in Bangladesh lately. What really bothers me is how the terrorists separated the Muslims from the non-Muslims and then proceeded to

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