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Reciprocity and the Divide

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain Though I couldn’t have possibly understood it at the time, … Continue reading

Only God I Saw

Resistance. This is the word that is circulating more and more in this climate of political turmoil. And I am right there with you alongside millions of others who refuse to accept small-mindedness, bigotry, hatred, and injustice to reign the day. I stand with you, I hope to march with you, and I most certainly … Continue reading

Beyond the Door

Come with me into an image, come with your courage and heart, and with your tears and your outrage. Look with me into the north central US, to the bitter cold of winter. In a circle stands a group of people. Some carry drums, others carry gifts, and all carry a lineage of heartbreak, victimization, … Continue reading

Healing the Shadow, Standing for the Light

We must find balance between looking externally and looking within. As activists, we must engage with legitimate and trusted information about what is unfolding in the US, and support the action that needs to happen to make it clear to the powers-that-be that we will NOT stand aside and watch the dissolution of all that … Continue reading

Nope, Not Leaving

To those hostile people who have said that those of us who don’t like the way things are here in the US can hop on a plane and leave: You sure would love it if it was that easy, wouldn’t you! If those of us who are standing up and speaking loudly and articulately for … Continue reading