What Do You Know About our Pledge of Allegiance?

For the Americans among us, when’s the last time you thought about your Pledge of Allegiance? Do you remember reciting it in grammar school? High School?  Could you recite it from memory today? I could, and I imagine you could … Read More

My Third C: Courage

COURAGE: the final installment in the Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage 2020 Tour. Curiosity pushes us to open the box, explore the myth, or initiate a conversation with someone we don’t understand. Compassion brings an empathetic consciousness to what we find. … Read More

My Second C: Compassion

We continue today with my mini series on the three words that have woven themselves into much of my work of late:  Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage. Today it’s COMPASSION’s turn. Merriam-Webster defines this noun as the  “sympathetic consciousness of others’ … Read More

Confronting Racism Part II: Listening

  “In light of recent events, a lot of people are now feeling a very visceral response in how they show up in this world, and how they see it from our lens,” says Ramunda Lark Young, co-founder of Washington-based MahoganyBooks, an independent bookstore … Read More

Examining American Scapegoating

This is George Floyd’s face. Most of us know of him from the viral video of his death under the knee of  Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman. Or from the news media coverage this past week. Or from social … Read More

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