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Month: March 2017

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From the Book: “Rest, but don’t quit!”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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The Power of Disappointment

We’re taught that it is important to please people, especially those who sit in a position of power over us.  We strive to please our parents, teachers, and bosses.  Religions teach us to please our god or gods.  Fulfilling the expectations of those whose approval and blessing we desire is one of the most important […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “Self-care is required”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “I will seek work, not praise”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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The Challenge of Standing Up

We’ve all heard horrible stories of tragedies which could have been prevented by countless bystanders but weren’t.  How observers tend to assume that someone else will step in to help or stand up to defend the victim. And how, because everyone expects someone else to do it, no one does. And we all know, deep […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “Lift people up”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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Once Upon A Time…

One of the most uncomfortable experiences in life is that moment when the people around you express views and opinions which, unknown to them, negatively target you or someone close to you.  It’s one thing when the subjects are benign, when the act of revealing the way you identify with the subject of their ridicule […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “Fight for people & against ideas”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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Atheists in Foxholes

They say there are no atheists in foxholes.  And yet, here we are, many of us feeling as if the battle has come to our doorsteps, and from what I have seen there has been no rush to a belief in the divine.  Instead we’re rising up, pulling together, raising voices. So, is the aphorism […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “Activism requires action”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]