A savior I would want to have a beer with.

Mar 3, 2016

I know there  is a lot of noise circulating about the United States presidential elections. I’ve had many conversations with people within the country as well as with many friends and colleagues in Europe who are following the elections with disbelief and fear. If you are willing to hear more noise, here is a representation of some of my views in the form of a skit. The...

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Time of opportunity!

Oct 11, 2015

As the season changes, we are witnessing a lot of accelerated change, personally and globally. What we have experienced is a world where we can no longer believe the lies and illusions we have chosen to believe. The media, a growing population of people daring to question and challenge the established order, and a steady acceptance of the power of Compassion and Cooperation are...

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Respectful Activism and New Leadership

Sep 10, 2015

I have been working with activists and those dedicated to social and racial justice both in the US and around the world. I’m refining the Respectful Confrontation methods to offer skills for a new kind of activism that addresses the needs of our times. Many of us agree that the old form of activism that “fights” against the establishment (over-using the “masculine...

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A Pro-Life Movement I Would Support (revised)

Aug 7, 2015

I would love to join a pro-life movement! I can’t think of anything better to put my energy into. The pro-life movement I would support would take on the following tasks. To get all governments to: Create and enforce an international ban on the death penalty. Place an international tax of at least 75% on the profits of all weapon-making companies, as well as establish a yearly...

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Apr 18, 2015

I’m just back from a 6-week whirlwind of amazing work, including two weeks again in the Palestine Occupied Territory and Israel. Once again, I had the honor to work with members from women’s rights organizations, both Palestinian and Israeli. Not only are these women managing and overcoming the daily struggles of living in such a volatile environment – including raising...

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50 Shades of Truth

Feb 28, 2015

On a recent trip home from Amsterdam (my former home) to Washington DC (my current home) I reflected on the fact that it has now been 10 years since I moved back to the States. Coming back to the US was a kind of “mission” for me. I was settled in Amsterdam, after 17 years of building a satisfying life. I was grateful to have had the opportunity to learn about life outside of...

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