“We need to start to talk about money in ways that dethrone it and make it subject to human ethics and standards of love and decency.” [Read More]
With The Accidentals playing the Aladdin Theater in Portland recently, Nancy and I headed there for a rare weekend away from home.
We can say Black Elk witnessed the death of an indigenous way of life that existed for thousands of years. He did so just as surely as we’re watching death today — from Aleppo to poison pipelines to dead zones off the coast of America…. [Read More]
When I was a child, I imagined angels like the ones in sentimental postcards, those romanticized winged guardians walking alongside a blond, middle-class boy and girl whose aggressive normality rendered them as iconic as their protector. [Read More]
It must seem a strange urge – to work with the dying.
Life is woven with threads from many ancestors.
So what happens to a person or group when their identity is wiped from the book of history? [Read More]
From what I’ve seen, the cross-cultural truth about cajones is that they often cause serious wipe outs. Yet for some reason people talk as if they’re essential to success, even for women. [Read More]
In the wake of huge tragedy, it often seems like humanity is mired in smog. [Read More]
I placed both of my hands on top of the engine and closed my eyes tightly and pretended to pray. I yelled “Heeeeal!” and I pulled my arms off the lawnmower as if a mysterious energy had pushed me back. [Read More]