September 15 , 2021 /

VITRIOL

Like many of you, I am weary of harsh rhetoric. I try to understand the sources, the motivation, the intentions.  The words and language which aim to discredit others, to refute evidence, to attack that which is genuine and credible reveal people who are either misinformed, misled, or sadly mistaken.  Some of the mistakes are

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August 17 , 2021 /

BETTER SELVES

A number of exchanges in recent weeks have centered around the notion of our better selves, how we see ourselves and whether or not we are interested in evolving to a better version of who we are.  What I believe is the most important piece as that will determine why and how I choose to

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April 28 , 2021 /

LABELS

If you are a writer, there are times when you must write because it helps think through what’s troubling you.  Writer is a label. Lately, which in my case, means a long period of time, labels have worried me for numerous reasons not the least of which is that labels put people in boxes with

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April 20 , 2021 /

RACISM REDUX

I have been brooding over this piece for some time, actually for a long time when I consider my earlier experiences with white supremacy, racism and those opposed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Recent events in the past few years have elevated A more conscious awareness on the part of many people through publicity, in

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April 15 , 2021 /

A YEAR AGO

It has been a hellacious year for many reasons, with Covid being the most challenging and the lack of leadership at the top right behind it, actually contributing to the 564,000 deaths in the U.S. alone and 2.97 million world-wide.   I wondered what I was thinking about a year ago, so reached back, and here

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January 7 , 2021 /

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS

BELIEFS, VALUES & ACTIONS Reflections in the light today, January 7, 2021 I grew up having seen the violence and hate born out of fear and insecurity that spawned World War II.  I saw that we were fighting against white supremacy and an authoritarian regime bent on destroying those who were seen as the opposition. 

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