Understanding Not Required

The weather was beautiful this past weekend which made it a ripe time for visits with family and friends. Saturday, we ate on the patio of a restaurant owned by friends, a married couple who also runs a farm together. I ran several businesses with my former spouse so...

For the love of disruption

I have a challenge for you this week: Answer the question “How are you?” honestly. I know, I know. The correct response, the expected response, the comfortable response for everyone involved is, “Fine, thanks; you?” And then the other person says, “Fine” or “Good” or...

Love and Rage sittin’ in a tree…

What does it mean – what does it look like, act like, feel like – to allow for rage and love at the same time? This is the question that Valarie Kaur’s moving and intimate book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love has been inviting me to ask...

Living The Resistance as The Embracing

In a notebook of ideas that stays open on my desk, I wrote sometime in the last few weeks, “What if the movement changed its language from “resistance” to “expansiveness” or “embracing?” Who knows what I was thinking when I wrote it down but I spend a good bit of time...

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