This photo is the last place we slept in our trailer. It was a gorgeous location that softened the blow a bit as we learned that our camper frame had failed. The timing coincided with a planned break from the road as we flew back to the Midwest, so all in all, this has been a gentle catastrophe. For these past six weeks, we’ve been … Continue reading Trailer update
The important thing is, we are safe. There are 1,000 ways this could have been devastating, and somehow, we were fortunate enough that it is only inconvenient. The frame on our trailer failed. We spent much of the fall in Minnesota and Wisconsin while our trailer was stored in Washington state. We returned to move it to Southern California as the weather got colder. We … Continue reading But we are safe
It’s time. We’ve been telling stories for a dozen years. We’ve been working toward this nonprofit model for a dozen months. And now we have the piece of paper. A Peace of My Mind is an official 501(c)(3). And now it’s time to invite you to help us grow. We need your help to do this work and you can offer a one-time gift or … Continue reading You can help
It’s raining tonight. It’s a sound that I love, the drops falling on the camper roof, a thin veil between inside and out. The skies have been filled with heavy, autumn clouds all day, and now as daylight edges toward dusk, they are releasing the frequent rains that keep the pacific northwest so green. It’s warm and cozy in the trailer. The fireplace is on. … Continue reading One year in
The gallery below is meant to supplement the story you will find in Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America. The book is available now, anywhere you love to buy books. Enjoy. Continue reading Book illustrations
I can feel the seasons changing. For the past 11 months, we have been running pretty hard, meeting new people and exploring new terrain. We’ve encountered new ideas and gathered new stories along the way. We’ve covered 45,000 miles across 32 states. It’s what we could do to move A Peace of My Mind forward in the midst of a pandemic. The public programming we … Continue reading Seasons
Things are going to get complicated. It’s all good, but it’s going to be an adjustment. For the past 18 months, programming has been non-existent. We have done some virtual engagements. We have led some distanced learning, but for the most part, on March 16 and 17 of 2020, everything on our plate cancelled and the world came to a screeching halt. After scratching our … Continue reading Logistics
So it’s never really done. There’s always something more that you can do. But that’s sort of the story of life, isn’t it? Continue reading Book Release!
It’s not often that I go out without my camera, but that’s what I did on Skid Row in Los Angeles the other day. “Be careful,” my contact at the shelter told me. “Watch out for yourself,” said the security guard in the garage as I handed him my keys and walked up the ramp toward the bright light of the street. They had good … Continue reading Skid Row
How can we help? It’s a question people have asked for years about A Peace of My Mind and I never had a good answer. Until now.
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