How to Live With Ugliness

Thoughts of harm, and the memory of harm, interfere with daily life, even in positive moments. How can we handle that?  I am taking a class on resilience for activists. The group was asked to participate in a common meditation by Jon Kabat-Zin called The Mountain. In it, participants are …

How to talk about gun safety

Step one: Say “gun safety.” There is no benefit to be having a rights discussion when people can legally get semi-automatic weapons, …

Silence equals complicity

How do you avoid complicity in horrendous actions? By speaking up. President Joe Biden and his speech writers are hitting on points …