August 24, 2017

When my then 10-year-old daughter wanted to go to the middle school dance, along with her other first year middle school girlfriends, I said “No.” I felt she was too young to begin this excursion into territory she was unprepared to navigate. I also wondered what she w...

February 18, 2017

Democracy is being hurled into a state of collapse by an administration that is dangerously inexperienced at best, and out of control at worst.

This fragile form of government is hurtling toward collapse through spiteful executive orders; by cabinet heads who disdain...

February 9, 2017

I've been warned. And I've been fired from a couple of jobs for speaking out. Sometimes I've been given explanations: "You have too much power." Sometimes not. I've been denied promotions for speaking truth to power. I was warned to stop shooting from the hip when I wa...

November 14, 2016

Part 4. The cadence of grief is weighted and glacial. Sometimes stillness is its only movement. Grief’s breath has its own will and occurs when it remembers or is coaxed or prodded. Grief has its own rules. Grief is dehydrating. Grief is amnestic. How are you addressin...

November 13, 2016

Kindness

Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know

how desolate the l...

November 12, 2016

I have been thinking a lot about how those of us who lost this election are being asked to figure out How We Got Here: by the pundits competitively rushing to hind-sighted analysis, and by our own progressive allies. We’re being asked to contemplate what we were, and w...

November 11, 2016

Part 1. That feeling when you wake up, open your eyes, and it's still true. Then dread and emptiness and disorientation overwhelm you for a few moments. You recognize this feeling as grief. And you acknowledge it. At some point, you slowly sit up and put your feet on t...

October 28, 2016

This morning, I woke up thinking a lot about the ways we respond to women who have internalized centuries of misogyny and its attendant practices. Chances are, they are accustomed to the yelling, berating, chastising, humiliation, and accommodation. To the need to be a...

October 25, 2016

I had a long civil discourse yesterday with two highly educated, professional white women: one who voted early for the republican candidate, and one who was planning to vote for him. They weren't so much voting for him, as they were voting against Hillary....

September 3, 2016

“Choose your first teacher wisely; she will live in your bones forever.” Martha Myers.

The Intersection of Rigor, Humanity and Seeing the Higher Self

 I’ve been thinking about what teaching at the intersection of Rigor, Humanity and Seeing the Highest Self...

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