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Time of opportunity!

Oct 11, 2015 As the season changes, we are witnessing a lot of accelerated change, personally and globally. What we have experienced is a world where we can no longer believe the lies and illusions we have chosen to believe. The media, a growing population of people...

Respectful Activism and New Leadership

Sep 10, 2015 I have been working with activists and those dedicated to social and racial justice both in the US and around the world. I’m refining the Respectful Confrontation methods to offer skills for a new kind of activism that addresses the needs of our...

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...

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