Georgia

We landed in Georgia on the night of the big game. We were there to work with University Extension Agents to help them articulate and tell the story of how they had made an impact in their communities. Needless to say, the mood the next morning was pretty enthusiastic, as UGA brought home the national championship. Go Dawgs! They had been waiting 41 years, after … Continue reading Georgia

Natalie Brewster Nguyen

Natalie Brewster Nguyen is an artist, a mother, a social justice advocate, a business owner, a writer and a sex worker. I met her in Tucson, Arizona. Because of COVID, I interviewed Nat outside on a windy day, in a busy neighborhood, so the sound quality is challenging, but the conversation is powerful and interesting. “We need broad-based movements. We need to be working on … Continue reading Natalie Brewster Nguyen

Kentucky

The day before the tragic storm in Kentucky, we were working with Extension agents at a statewide conference in Lexington. Extension programs are a division of land grant universities and their goal is to educate entire communities. These folks are charged with integrating the research of an institution into the day to day lives of the state’s residents. Extension agents offer nutrition programs in rural … Continue reading Kentucky

Francisco Martin

Francisco Olachea “Pancho” Martin is a street nurse in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and works with Voices from the Border to support migrants waiting for their asylum hearings. “One of our goals is that they have human dignity. Not to let them lose their hope.” Migrants “We try to change the moment, we’re not trying to change their life just the moment. And we hope  that … Continue reading Francisco Martin

Watching the earth

We’ve witnessed some remarkable terrain in this year on the road.  If there’s such a thing as a spiritual home, I’ve been at the center of mine for the past two months in the Pacific Northwest. Their combination of mountain and sea, wrapped in a lush green blanket is my idea of paradise.  But, as they say, there is trouble in paradise. The Northwest suffered … Continue reading Watching the earth

Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye is the President of Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens and the President of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness in Los Angeles, California. “If you want to feel strong, then be against something. You’ll feel immediately strong. You’ll get righteous, right? Or you’ll judge something. The thing is, it’s power, but it’s false power.” The Peace Awareness Labyrinth “We were fortunate to find a person who could make … Continue reading Paul Kaye