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25 November 2015 - No More Conspiracies!
I am tired of people handing me conspiracy theories. These will often be passed around as memes and I will have people insisting they are supporting the truth. It makes me especially sad when my “make love not war” crew are a part of this, seething in their own version of hatred with no self-reflection […]
20 November 2015 - Are You Feeling Depressed?
Whack Beliefs That May Be Ruining Your Day
When I was living in Seattle I had a friend who worked with a boycott network. He explained to me their methodology, and I was deeply impressed. Their organisation showed real thoughtfulness and ethics. What I learned from them: Boycotts are a peaceful form of pressure to create change. If they are merely punitive, they […]
25 October 2015 - A Letter to JK Rowling
Last night was the final for my variety show Sandbox Land. The theme was Harry Potter and I decided to end the night with the below letter to JK Rowling. Dear Joanne K Rowling…Jo, I did not come to you as a child, but as a child at heart. Yet, even as an adult the […]
24 September 2015 - No More Isolation
What we want are functional interdependent communities where we feel safe, secure, and accepted. We want to find the sweet spot between self-determining and cooperative, so that we can mutually let go of all the fear and judgement we bear toward one another. We need to collectively hold this vision, so that together we work […]
10 September 2015 - Human Rights and the Environment
We are living in a time when critical decisions must be made to ensure the survival of this planet and ourselves. What is clear: how we treat one another is part of how we are treating the environment and vice versa. We have allowed a culture of competition to reach toxic levels. Bullying is much […]
02 September 2015 - Crossing the Right-Left Divide
I am someone who crossed over. I was born into a right-wing family with a strong religious allegiance. I have always been deeply sensitive and empathetic. Two teachers said almost word for word the same thing about me, “Sensitive and outspoken…ouch.” Yes, “ouch” but pretty much the primary ingredients for any significant artist who ever […]