Passive

I am not a passive consumer of information. So my attendance at the 77th Annual American Humanist Association Conference, in May 2018, was a mixed bag of emotions. The Association presented an enlightened, informative agenda[…]

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Free Speech

I am an oral storyteller. Or I want to be. Someday, I will be, after many hours of practice. My imagination explodes with story ideas All THE TIME. It drives me crazy that I am[…]

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Courage

I have begun watching The Vietnam War documentary, by Ken Burns and Lynn Dowrick. Everything about it is alien to me. The soldiers are men; I am a woman. A large proportion of the soldiers[…]

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Be An Ally, Not A Hero

The First Workshop I taught my first Bystander Intervention Tactics Workshop yesterday, to a group from the Society of Women Engineers in the Sacramento Valley. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching this class, because they were engaging[…]

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Compassion is hard work

Compassion takes trust and courage. I feel like an outsider in my community, and I need to remind myself over and over again that my neighbors love their family members as powerfully as I do[…]

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