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Staying Open to Life despite Losses

Staying Open to Life despite Losses
May 10 / 2017

When I sat down to count the number of times that I lost a friendship by actions of another, I didn’t imagine I would reach the number 29 in the last 27 years, almost all of them close friends, or other people with an ongoing connection, who chose to sever …

When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom

When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom
April 7 / 2017

“When a behavior becomes the norm, we lose our ability to view it as dysfunctional.” Jeff Garson, Reflection #42, Radical Decency (URL temporarily inactive).

“To reinforce the majoritarian dream, the nightmare endured by the minority is erased.” Ta Nehisi Coates, My President Was Black.

What is it that makes the …

If I Were a Rich Man – the Inner Dimension

If I Were a Rich Man – the Inner Dimension
March 7 / 2017

In last week’s piece, I wrote about what I might do in the world if I had a lot of access to resources while having the same values, sensibilities, and beliefs that I have now.

In answering that question, I skipped over the major issue that values, sensibilities, and beliefs …

If I Were a Rich Man

If I Were a Rich Man
February 28 / 2017

The question is simple: what would I do now, in this period of human history, and especially as we are all adapting to this new presidency, if I had a lot of access to resources while having the same values, sensibilities, and beliefs that I have?

There is, of …

Miki on race and safety: her first piece at openDemocracy

Miki on race and safety: her first piece at openDemocracy
February 15 / 2017

The global web magazine based in London, UK, openDemocracy has a section called “Transformation – Where love meets social justice.” Miki was recently invited to contribute there and her first piece went up today:

How we talk about race and safety can really make a difference.

Check it out! It’s …