May 2022

A Nightingale Pilgrimage

So it was that after almost three weeks of recovering from the fatigue and coughing of a mild, but nevertheless very unpleasant covid infection, following right on the heels of being involved in some intense nonviolent civil disobedience, I longed to be out of the city and into the healing balm of the Spring flowering.  Taking a dawn train out

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The Ukraine War: Challenging a Binary Lens

As a person who believes in democracy, it’s disappointing to read from your comments that you are ideologically opposed to western values.  My heart sank a little as I read this somewhat definitive conclusion about my cultural values, posted by a friend on Facebook. She was responding to an observation I had made in reference to the triumphalist tone and

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A Nightingale Pilgrimage

So it was that after almost three weeks of recovering from the fatigue and coughing of a mild, but nevertheless very unpleasant covid infection, following right on the heels of being involved in some intense nonviolent civil disobedience, I longed to be out of the city and into the healing balm of the Spring flowering.  Taking a dawn train out

Read More

The Ukraine War: Challenging a Binary Lens

As a person who believes in democracy, it’s disappointing to read from your comments that you are ideologically opposed to western values.  My heart sank a little as I read this somewhat definitive conclusion about my cultural values, posted by a friend on Facebook. She was responding to an observation I had made in reference to the triumphalist tone and

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