Inside Out Forum Discussion Call: Racism – Is It In You or Your World?

On today’s InsideOut Forum Discussion Call we continued the meaningful and painful discussion about racism in ourselves and our world. We could all relate to everyone’s sharing, because we came to see that each and every one of us holds racist opinions. We all admitted that we make decisions based on race or gender or some other kind of negative …

It’s Fall & We Must Prepare for Humanity’s Winter

It’s fall now, which means that while it’s not yet winter, the winds of change are with us. Up here in Oregon, it’s obvious. The leaves are turning, the air is cooling and – thank God – the rains have begun. But fall means that winter is not far behind, and winter can bring us either depression, vodka and overeating, …

Are You Too Comfortable or Too Uncomfortable?

Dear Fellow Streamers, As I sit here and look out on a gorgeous Oregon fall day — still warm, lush and fresh —  it’s hard for me to remind myself that there are refugees from Syria, American bombs dropping in the Middle East and unspeakable misery around the globe — some of it perhaps next door. When I am particularly …

Is the Tide Turning? Let’s Say Yes!

Another long hot summer is coming to an end – at least for some of us – and what have we learned? Obviously we’re seeing that climate change is real and making life more miserable for a lot of us. But aren’t we also seeing that denial is not our friend, whether that denial be about global warming, addiction, our …