“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh


#BlackLivesMatter and Standing in Solidarity

The following is the text of the speakers at the National Day of Resistance protest in Bloomington, Indiana published here with their permission. Rasul Mowatt is Associate Chair and professor in IU’s Public Health program. Chanelle Fox is a fourth year law/master’s in public health student. Both were incredibly inspiring – sharp, provocative, thoughtful, articulate, […]


Hope: In the Hands of Creatively Maladjusted

Originally posted at Provoketive Magazine I’m writing this fairly late on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I’ve been feeling like I wanted to write about Rev. King’s life and ministry, more intentionally this time than I have in past years, and I’m not totally sure why.  I wonder if it has to do with the […]


#BeyondSundayMorning: Be the Sign

These are the days. Natalie Merchant came on over the radio as we sat and sipped wine in the brightly lit kitchen that first night. Ministers gone wild is what Jim, one of our hosts, would call the weekend as his wife, Heidi filled up our glasses. Conversations about raising kids and remembering the first week in […]


Blessed Are The Peacemakers

My eyes flutter open. Reluctantly. I squeeze them shut trying to shut out the sounds of the twins already going at it about some god-forsaken book or toy this morning in their room next door. It’s not even light out. I crack one eye open and look at the clock. 6:11 AM. Noooooooooooo. I can […]

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Brittany Maynard and the Livable Life

By now most have heard about Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill 29-year-old who spent her final days advocating for death-with-dignity laws, took lethal drugs prescribed by her physician on Saturday and died, a spokesman said, “as she intended — peacefully in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones.” I don’t have cancer or any […]


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