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Beloveds~ This past Monday the Electoral College confirmed the Presidency of the most awful candidate the United States has ever known—a fascistic, racist, sexist, narcisisstic charlatan. We are called to step up into a strong and effective resistance. We will each...read more
Dear Friends ~ I had thought to be silent in these pages for at least a week after my last post, but yesterday's victory at Standing Rock—whatever comes next—calls for a song: My Victory (Meditation on Psalm 18, David’s Victory Song) My victory is your victory, is our...read more
Beloveds~ As we move into the fourth week of President-Elect Donald Trump, I come to you again with a few thoughts and a poem that wants to be shared. Perhaps, like me, you have struggled to find your footing as the news of each day tumbles in. Perhaps, as you...read more
Dear Friends ~ The first week has passed: seven days of living in the shadow of this new reality: President-Elect Donald Trump. For many of us this has been a week of mourning, a kind of Shiva. I have done my share of weeping. And raging, even as I followed my...read more
Beloveds ~ As I woke to the national nightmare of a Donald Trump presidency this morning, a friend asked me for a poem. I am still too raw for a new poem, but this one from a couple of years ago wants to come forward to help. I send it out with love and hope for our...read more