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Inspiring: Dalai Lama and Greta; The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

We haven't even taken a deep breath since our POTUS was impeached a second time, and I'm feeling more able to think!  Good thing; more work ahead than we've ever done! Who can save us? Us...but let's mentor loads of boys and girls to bring up the rear! So I [...]

By | January 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Think our world fell apart in 2020 ? Climb aboard rollercoaster 2021!

OK; good news!  Democrats took Georgia; friends of the Proud Boys may have breached the Whitehouse, but nobody got killed - yet.  Civil War quashed before it took off, one hopes. Back to making sense amidst chaos.   This New Year's week, I can see a bit more clearly.  Plenty of [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Becoming an Antiracist…me, Ibram X. Kendi, James Baldwin and more…

So it seems BLACK LIVES MATTER had its day? NO!  My people (White) haven't made real inroads into what being a Person of Color (POC) even means in our culture, let alone how to solve economic and social inequities in our laws.  Getting a handle on how very unjust our [...]

By | December 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Ripple the World runs through it…crises, joy, community

Just participated in the first streamed Daily Acts' Ripple the World event (Friday am 10/16). Though I missed the hundreds of people I always relish walking through, deciding who to strike up a conversation with, the Best Networking all Year, as I say, this quieter online version proved to be equally [...]

By | October 19th, 2020|0 Comments

What Can I Do? asks Jane Fonda. Answers here!

Civil disobedience is the new norm, says Jane Fonda,  known for her role as sexy alien Barbarella - and as Hanoi Jane during the Vietnam War while protesting war IN Vietnam! Her book, just out, is What Can I Do?  My Path from Climate Despair to Action.  Now, age 82! [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|0 Comments

SIPing, suffering isolation and get me to a liveable future!

So far, COVID-19 has no forseeable end, financial crisis is in the works, climate crisis also, and we're all freaking out quietly or noisily as the case may be.  Screaming in your car (when not driving) is OK, but don't want to excite any people nearby who MAY have contracted [...]

By | July 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Frances Moore Lappe’ @ Praxis Peace: Saving Democracy and our Small Planet.

Was heartened just before the COVID-19 quarantine when Praxis Peace Institute in Sonoma, brought Frances Moore Lappe' to town, famous for her Diet for a Small Planet, and advocate for  a heathy democracy and planet.  A "canopy of hope" is what her current book, Daring Democracy, offers and it is available widely. [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Bernie: The Roar of the Crowd, Richmond

So we couldn't miss Bernie Sanders in Richmond - our choice, someone who could save our planet possibly with our help! It's up to US! (the title for upcoming Sonoma County Activist Summit Mar. 15th, Longfellows Hall, Santa Rosa. We do this together or it we don't do it. What a crowd! [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Daniel Solnit’s Effective Strategies for Climate Action

Glad we got ourselves to Peace & Justice Center, Santa Rosa, to hear Daniel Solnit posit on how on earth to save the earth, its people and critters last week. The talk was about perfect in presentation, historic reference, insight.  Now a union organizer, Solnit once led the GMO Free [...]

By | February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Joe Rodota Trail: Where Do the Homeless Go?

The 200+ residents of Joe Rodota Trail, Santa Rosa, were evicted this week. Felt like a tragic consequence of putting the poor last, never offering enough to make life good. So we worked with DSA North Bay (Democratic Socialists) and made enough breakfast burritos for nearly all the campers on [...]

By | February 1st, 2020|0 Comments