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When We Disagree

Published on May 3, 2021.

Listening to President Biden’s speech to Congress last week (4/28/2021), I was a little nervous. I was remembering when Republican Congressman Joe Wilson shockingly yelled out, “You lie!” at President Obama during his speech in 2009. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels apprehensive when listening to a Presidential speech before Congress now. […]


It Can’t Be Just Pretend

Published on March 17, 2021.

We Know What We Want, But How Do We Get There? Vision without action is “just pretend,” as a young activist told me.  A vision works only if we create a plan for how to accomplish it – a road map to get to our goal.  Because we know the place we’re moving toward, we […]


How do we sustain HOPE in times of crisis?

Published on September 20, 2016.

It’s really hard to have a positive outlook or hope with all that’s happening in the world today: political chaos, hate, violence, environmental disaster, and a list much too long to write here.  And worse, it seems that people are feeding off all this hatred and chaos and it continues to grow, taking over everything […]


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