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Unite with Might: Worldwide Creative’s Event for August 11-12

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It is tempting to fall into silence when confronted with people whose attitudes and choices are so much different than your own.  For example, we know that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, leaders of the alt-right movement, are planning to have another rally and march, similar to the one they had at Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed.  We decided to do something about it and I hope you will join us. Unite with Might We are uniting together to stand against hate and to promote hope, love, and inclusion for all of our neighbors. Sometimes it seems that there is so much hatred in the world that it is impossible to know what to do next.  But changing hate to hope, loneliness to love, paranoia to peace, isolation to inclusion, starts with us.  The beloved community.  We are mig...
Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story

Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story

Meditation Today (and the next few days before VACATION), I will be sharing from our sibling publication, The BeZine (https://thebezine.com). Our issue this month is about theater. Today, I'm sharing an essay from Michael Watson. Michael's piece, Embodying the Story, illustrates how even our theater space is colonized by messages of white able-bodied supremacy. He then describes Playback Theater which seeks to decolonize our theater spaces and to bring healing. You can find his original essay here: https://thebezine.com/portfolio/embodying-story/. On to the show! I’ve been making theatre for nearly as long as I can remember. My  first memory of being on stage was in grade school. I was an ultra-skinny kid with a  pronounced Polio limp, earning me the nickname, Chester, a clea...
We Didn’t

We Didn’t

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This "Skeptic's Collection" column was originally published on 9 June 2016.  I am re-publishing it here because tomorrow is Inauguration Day for Donald J. Trump, a day that I believe Americans will remember as equivalent to the day, 30 January 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg named Adolf Hitler Reichskanzler ("Reich Chancellor") of Germany, and with  consequences that will eventually prove as dire for the United States as the previous designation was for the Weimar Republic. This "Skeptic's" column will not change any minds. Probably almost no one will read it. But for those of you who do happen to read it, especially those of you latter-day Esaus who sold the birthright of this Nation as a constitutional republic for the miserable bowl of soup of some imagined economic benefit -- f...