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Meaning

Today, each of us lives in the epicenter of a dynamic, surreal tension between the forces of tremendous potential and forces that could extinguish our species and render Earth uninhabitable for most life forms. And regardless of how these forces play out on a historical continuum, the one certainty for every individual is death. Our […]

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Mindfulness, Learning, Storytelling: Interrelationships

As I’ve continued to grow and learn, as I’ve thrived and stumbled through various experiences and seasons of life, I’ve noticed that three practices in particular are the most powerful, transformative, and relevant for meaningful living and careers, in the face of both possibilities and threats.  Mindfulness is the practice of giving full attention to […]

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Surveillance Capitalism

The 21st Century has not been known for its efforts to protect Americans’ privacy. The new millennium didn’t start out that way, but within its first few years two events changed the game: the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks (with their subsequent passing of the Patriot Act and commencement of the War on Terror) and […]

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Preventing Future Pandemics

Most of us are so consumed by trying to deal with the current pandemic that we’re not thinking through how to prevent future, deadlier ones. Such prevention rests up on a dual interplay of strong healthcare processes and a different orientation toward animals. The American healthcare apparatus has proven woefully inadequate to arrest the onslaught […]

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We Can and Must Do Better

As COVID-19 rages on and future pandemics lie in wait; as ecosystems collapse, homes and businesses are destroyed, and poverty and disease spread; as surveillance capitalists go unchecked and industrial complexes continue to possess far more power than consumers, the collective impact is a widening inequality leading, unsurprisingly, to increasing social unrest. The 2020 pandemic […]

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The Gaslighting Hall of Fame

And now…some catch phrases, and their true meanings, nominated for the Gaslighting Hall of Fame: “Liberal media” – catch-all grouping for stuck up, intelligent journalists who dare to conduct thorough research, care about human rights, and call people out on their bullshit. “Family values” – Judeo-Christian monotheism and its rightful place as the foundation for […]

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The Brilliant Strategy of White Supremacy

Let me see if I understand this correctly… Our nation’s white supremacy complex works tirelessly to oppress and destroy Black Americans through slavery, Jim Crow, “law enforcement,” and mass incarceration/war on drugs, resulting in endless generational cycles of economic, educational, employment, environmental, health, lifespan, trauma, and voting disadvantages…and then labels these same Black Americans as […]

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Recommended Reading for Racial, Gender, Economic, and Social Justice (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Magee, Rhonda, The Inner Work of Racial Justice King Jr., Martin Luther, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin, James, The Fire Next Time Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Wilkerson, Isabel, The Warmth of Other Suns X, Malcolm, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, […]

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