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A Pro-Life Movement I Would Support (revised)

Aug 7, 2015 I would love to join a pro-life movement! I can’t think of anything better to put my energy into. The pro-life movement I would support would take on the following tasks. To get all governments to: Create and enforce an international ban on the death...

Awe

Apr 18, 2015 I’m just back from a 6-week whirlwind of amazing work, including two weeks again in the Palestine Occupied Territory and Israel. Once again, I had the honor to work with members from women’s rights organizations, both Palestinian and Israeli. Not only are...

50 Shades of Truth

Feb 28, 2015 On a recent trip home from Amsterdam (my former home) to Washington DC (my current home) I reflected on the fact that it has now been 10 years since I moved back to the States. Coming back to the US was a kind of “mission” for me. I was settled in...

The World Cup and Equanimity

Jun 28, 2014 I have to admit it. I’m caught up with the World Cup fever. I’m rooting for Holland of course, and pleasantly surprised that USA has advanced to the Round of 16. And while I’m enjoying the games, I’m also observing how easy it is for me, and everyone...

Honey Maid Illuminates A Serious Issue Beyond Love And Hate

Apr 7, 2014 It is great to see large companies like Honey Maid understanding the core concepts of Martin Luther King, Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and many luminaries from our history. The most effective way to overcome HATE is not with HATE, but with LOVE. From the perspective...

Antoinette Tuff – a true Respectful Confronter

Aug 25, 2013 I am moved by the story of a true hero of our time – Antoinette Tuff. On August 20, 2013, a disturbed young man walked into a Georgia elementary school with large amounts of firearms intent on harming the 900+ students and teachers. Ms. Tuff, bookkeeper...

Messy, messy…

Sep 15, 2013 I am fascinated by the variety of criticism of President Obama and his handling of Syria. I am enjoying how things are playing out with the progression of pursuing diplomacy over warfare. Yes, his approach is messy. But diplomacy/negotiation/confrontation...

Saying No to the Powerful force of Polarization

Nov 10, 2012 The elections here in America are now over. What a relief. It was an amazing study for me to see just how polarized we all can get. When we hold on so stubbornly to a need to be “right!”, then we are unable to hear the truth of another and maybe realize...

Reflecting on our addiction to war

Mar 19, 2013 Today is March 19 – 10 years after the United States and its allies invaded Iraq. I think it is hopeful that there are those who are criticizing the choice to illegally invade a country under false pretenses. However, the verbiage used to discuss this...

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