Reaching The Believers

You've got to call out evil and lift up justice. ~Rev. Martha Morales (pastor at Claremont United Methodist church, whose nativity scene depicted a separated holy family) Religion has been in the news this week. And not just because it's the holiday season. You've no doubt heard about the Christianity Today editorial that advocated for … Continue reading Reaching The Believers

Joy to the #Resistance: The Power of Good Cheer

“If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.” ~Prof. Greg Scott “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” ~Charlie Chaplin Note: Some of you may recall this post, which was originally published on November 28, 2017 - over TWO years ago! It felt especially relevant … Continue reading Joy to the #Resistance: The Power of Good Cheer

What It Means to Be Human: A Celebration, and a Conversation

The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debates, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose. ~Barack Obama Maybe I never read it. Or maybe I forgot what it said. Maybe it just never seemed so ... real. … Continue reading What It Means to Be Human: A Celebration, and a Conversation

You Have to Dream it to Do it.

Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. ~George Lucas The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt About 20 years ago, they decided to do something. The land was dead. Brown, used up, dusty and gray. But it once had been a forest. … Continue reading You Have to Dream it to Do it.

Giving Friday

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Benjamin Franklin I'm sure a number of you are looking forward to “spirited” conversations around the Thanksgiving table. Whether it's a rousing debate with Uncle Will about free speech … Continue reading Giving Friday

The Power of Hate

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love. ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently I've been forced to read Fox News. I'm tracking it for another newsletter I write (you can sign up for that newsletter - The Wonky News … Continue reading The Power of Hate

An Unholy Anniversary, Part III

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Individually, we sparkle. Together, we light the way. ~Me November 8, 2016 will forever be etched in my brain. I remember being surprised that I was so emotional about casting my vote for who I thought … Continue reading An Unholy Anniversary, Part III