Home & Tribe

“Many of us are homeless in the West today.” – Johann Hari, Author (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of…

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Blue Wave + Pink Wave = Progressive Tide (One End of the Rainbow)

What does being a progressive mean to me? I believe in social justice. I believe that the United States must…

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Sharp Women, Smart Men

I am reading two books now, SHARP: THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION by Michelle Dean…

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Standing Up, Speaking Out

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou On any given…

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When Is It Virtue?

Ideally, we live by a moral or ethical code.  I first began questioning the idea of virtue when I saw…

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Pretense and Lies

I’ve begun listening to HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance and thinking about his description of the values of that culture…

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Love as Status or Reward

I’ve been listening to Lindy West reading her book Shrill:  Notes from a Loud Woman,  “Being fat, happy and in…

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Discernment and Judgement

Madeleine Albright has a new book out, Fascism: A Warning  I learned of it when she made an appearance on…

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Stillness, Restlessness and Waiting

As a child, I could while away an afternoon lying in an open field listening to the sounds of nature…

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