Category Archives: Activism

Saving the Earth

I don’t know how else to get this important information out to the world.  These excerpts are from a long article in Kosmos online journal.  This whole concept is of overwhelming importance to me because the degradation of the Earth … Continue reading

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To Hold Your Work Free from both Hope and Fear

Looking up the source of the story about Yitzhak Perlman, I found it came from a piece by Margaret Wheatley called “Eight Fearless Questions.” Quoting Perlman: “You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music … Continue reading

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Confrontation with Aging

For three months I’ve been disabled by one thing after another.  First the bad cold that was going around, then the endless cough.  The cough put my lower back out, and I didn’t have a clear diagnosis for two weeks.  … Continue reading

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Hope Again

I am beginning to have hope for humans and for our planet for the first time since Thump was elected.  I’ve been in a place of despair about whether my beloved planet would even survive.  It looked like we were … Continue reading

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Working for Peace, Justice, and Environmental Sanity

In 2004, when the political situation was not nearly as bad as it is now, I reached a point of despair.  I sent out a plea to the Circle Dance network.  (This was before facebook.)  I got lots of supportive … Continue reading

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Badly Triggered

I was badly triggered by all the news about Kavanaugh and the abuse that was being denied.  Saturday I talked to someone I have a business relationship with, and she told me something that involved a dear friend, something about … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.

My journal entry for April 4, 1968 I don’t know where to start.  It seemed as though the volcano was going to blow last night.  I wanted to smash a window or something — perhaps because of Dr. King’s death?  … Continue reading

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Needing More than Comfort

I’m really tired from all that’s involved in moving. Not just the physical effort and trying to organize things, but also all the bureaucratic stuff that is needed when you join a community.  I think about what Brother David Steindl-Rast … Continue reading

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Mandala of Truth

This is a piece I wrote during the Kindred Spirits gathering at Rowe.  I did this workshop with about 10 other people.  It was facilitated by Satyena who is the director of Starseed. Yesterday I did Satyena’s workshop “Mandala of … Continue reading

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Depression/ Apathy/ Exhaustion/ Despair/ Grief

Last month Erica was away for a week.  On the Tuesday when I would have seen her, I woke up depressed.  It’s the first time I’ve been depressed in a long time.  It gave me a chance to differentiate “depressed” … Continue reading

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