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Welcome to my blog, a quasi-weekly column on topics and issues that have my attention, or that are intended to inform or inspire--including the following reminder:

"Realize why you're here, and be about it!"

Making peace with the imperfect

My second week of “transformative change” practice closed on Monday and a blog should have followed.  This is it, a few days late, due to grant deadlines and other commitments.


That—the reality of having to live with broken commitments—seems to be this week’s lesson.  My ability to honor my practice commitments totally fell apart this week, although my intention to honor them remained as high as on Day One.


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Consciousness is causal: the evolution of an activist

On December 1, I began 27 Days of Transformative Change—an agreement undertaken with other community activists to change the world by changing ourselves.  The program was created, structured and is facilitated by the Berkeley-based Center for Transformative Change (www.transformativechange.org).  



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Be not discouraged

We walk around thinking we know how life is, how the world is, what will happen based on what has happened in the past, but we are wrong.  We don’t know. 

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Putting things in perspective a poem by Wendell Berry

The following poem, Questionnaire, was reportedly written by Wendell Berry (long time farmer, philosopher and environmentalist) for The Progressive magazine.  As someone who finds the discussion of issues taking place in mainstream media so far off the market as to be irrelevant, this was refreshing.

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