040 The search for self-interest

You know, I couldn’t blame them for not wanting to slap some new approach on their work - racial equity or otherwise - to please an audience or a funder. I thought that was wise. And yet, there was this mountain to move, something I had to help them see that had been in front of their eyes the whole time, but invisible to them.
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rainbow outdoor mural

035 Breaking/Beginning/Faith

I'm using this summer to see what I can find through relaxation: relaxing my jaw, relaxing my schedule, relaxing my expectations of each day. Relaxing is harder than it looks for this virgo.....
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Zilia Sánchez, Soy Isla Show, Phillips Museum

031 Lewiston

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about neighbors lately. No, not my literal neighbors, although I am quite blessed with some great ones. I’ve been reflecting on what it means to be a neighbor in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area of Maine, my heart’s home.
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023 Why I HATE(d) Discipline

Discipline can be freedom. Discipline can be the practices that keep me to my truest and most honest self. In the last few weeks, I've been committing myself to a few disciplines:
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What’s it going to take? #loveandservice

In the two months since the election I’ve been inundated with calls asking how folks can move their friends and neighbors to action. Their questions all come down to one simple ask: What’s it going to take to make change? These are some of my favorite conversations to have, and to them well we often need to set aside an hour or more to really dive into the power dynamics, social/political context, and peo
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We should be organizing for these guys

All too often we consider organizing and community organizing limited to the political realm. Sometime between the 70’s and today many of us lost the connection to the personal is political. In my hometown of Lewiston, I got to see an incredible intersection of the personal and the political. She Doesn’t Like Guthries – is a locally owned business that has been supporting community gatherings, movie
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