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say something

In airports and metro stations, I often see signs that say, “If You See Something, Say Something.”  It’s a request from law enforcement to notify them if you see any dangerous or suspicious activity. This past weekend, I hosted three of my dearest friends for Girls Weekend at a home in eastern Oregon where I’m […]

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here & now

“How we live our days…is how we live our lives.” — Annie Dillard  *** It happened gradually over more than a decade but, as I wrote last week, I went from saying, “I want to change the world someday” to saying, “I want to heal the world someday.” Then, I realized that it wasn’t possible for […]

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in the aftermath

Yesterday I flew from Florida to Oregon, which means that I was on airplanes for most of the day.  I got home from the airport around midnight and checked my phone — to find the horrific news coming out of Dallas.  Coming on the heels of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the murder of five […]

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no one’s free until we’re all free

Yesterday I read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between The World And Me.  It’s a letter from a black father to his son, reflecting on his experience of discrimination, racism and the broken narrative Americans live with, where wealthy white men have pursued the American Dream at the expense of people whose skin color was different from theirs. […]