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It Matters

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

“It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at […]

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Measure of Health

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

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In Relationship With the Truth

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The dharma—understanding, peering into the nature of reality—is not specific to Buddhism. The dharma is truth. And the only choice we really have is whether to try to be in relationship with the truth or to live in ignorance. There are no other choices. You have to actively engage. How did I come to be? […]

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The Challenge of the Season

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The challenge with this season is that our culture decides to focus on bright and shiny and joy, but reality does not change. There is still suffering. Christmas lights; people are sleeping outdoors in the cold. Baking cookies; 25% of the population in Silicon Valley is food insecure. Christmas carols; there are people sobbing and […]

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Another Biggish Work

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This is my second painting done on a larger canvas. A friend of mine bought a townhouse in the area, which is a big achievement out here in the almost-most expensive housing market on earth. I offered a painting as a housewarming gift. Gradually the ideas of a colorful life and the density and intensity […]

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Women’s March San Jose

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

It’s late, and I’m exhausted. I volunteered as a Peace Ambassador at the San Jose march. The march was vibrant with loving and festive energy, creative and clever messages, and a wide diversity of people. About 25,000 activists attended. The Resistance has begun. At the end of the march were speeches, and there were many […]

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Indivisible: Resisting Trump

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

This is making the rounds. Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda We wrote this guide because we believe that the coming years will see an unprecedented movement of Americans rising up across the country to protect our values and our neighbors. Our goal is to provide practical understanding of how your MoCs […]

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The Plan Behind the Safety Pin

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

While the idea of wearing a safety pin as a symbol to the marginalized that one is a safe person, it’s more than a symbol. This article provides excellent guidance about the intention behind it and how to act. Such as: Are you willing to help all marginalized groups? You don’t get to pick and […]

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I Cannot Believe

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

This is not the United States I thought I lived in. I am ASHAMED of this country. What I learned on #ElectionNight: Being a racist, bigoted, prejudiced, lying sexual predator is still more acceptable than being a woman. -Allen Clifton What’s even more demoralizing is knowing how hard Hillary’s worked and how qualified she is, […]

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I Am a Nasty Woman

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” in the last debate, and with that, women rose up to embrace what he meant as an insult. In fact, calling her a “nasty woman” is just a shade cleaner and more acceptable than saying what he probably thought: cunt. When men feel viscerally threatened and […]

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