What actions are you taking?

What are you doing to turn the world around? How are you stretching yourself to create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible? Since the election, I’ve given money to a few organizations (go ACLU!), and my wife and I have committed to getting solar energy installed. I’ve also committed to bridging the …

Agitated, Depressed… Transforming

I’ve been super-agitated since the election happened. Waking up at 3 in the morning with political arguments already in progress in my brain. Trying to solve the world. So, I think, maybe now’s a good time to drink less coffee. With that, I find I’m not agitated any more, just depressed. I look forward to …

My Redistribution Agenda

Political prioritization post: We really need to get on a workable plan for redistributing wealth, and find ways to talk about it that rural America can get behind. There’s a notion in the country that traditional working-class Americans have been subsidizing the urban poor. It’s not true, we’ve all been subsidizing the 1%, but we …

Quote: Justice Sotomayor

“I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing. “But we can’t afford to despair, and we can’t afford to give up our pursuing of values that we and others have fought so hard to achieve. And so …

The Democrats’ Choice

There’s a lot of ink out there about how Clinton was a status-quo candidate in a Change year, and how this was a bad choice, etc. But I’m curious about this – what made this a change year? What were the factors that made that the “mood of the electorate”, and how & when could …

On Changing the Channel

“OK, let me pull up the results… just let me check…” Early March, 2013.  Amrita and I wait, eyes on each other, fully present, waiting as the doctor fumbles with her computer. “I’m sorry, the results aren’t here, would you excuse me for a minute?” She leaves, and we completely crack up.  We know what’s …

The “Problem” of How to Live Well

Recently in a group meditation, I realized that I place a huge value on “living well” – essentially on living the sort of life that I could be proud of, and satisfied with, when I die. But there are so many different ways to interpret this. There are at least three major dimensions to living …

Hesitation, in Each Moment

I’ve always had a tendency towards procrastination – to put off something challenging that I want or need to do, in favor of something I’m more immediately excited about. But I’ve just discovered a new form at work in my life; I’m calling it “micro-procrastination”. It’s that moment of hesitation, before doing anything that feels …