A continuum of advocacy.

A continuum of advocacy.

At a time in the world where there are so many issues calling out for our attention, it is hard to know where to put one’s energy. I have written before about how to recognize issues requiring advocacy. (Four years later, Paul Corby is still awaiting entry into a...
An attitude of improvisation

An attitude of improvisation

I have been listening to Esperanza Spalding and thinking about improvisation. “Improvisation,” Spalding says, “is about showing up with no agenda and no idea of how to get to the end and working together to create value.” In other words, it’s what we do every day. How...
My legislative priorities #WhyIMarch

My legislative priorities #WhyIMarch

Yesterday, I sent postcards to my state and federal Senators and Representatives as part of https://www.womensmarch.com/100. I told them: “I want to live in an America where: -We use renewable energy, have clean air and water and preserve natural wonders. (I...
My heart is breaking…

My heart is breaking…

As I begin to write this, people have gathered in St. Paul, MN for the funeral of Philando Castile, who was shot last week. At a recent community conversation at my church, which is about a mile from where Castile was shot, we were invited to give one word that...