This weekend the United States celebrates its declaration of independence from Great Britain, made in 1776. An event that is, as all historical events are, a mix of hopefulness, exclusion, ethnocentrism, positivity and harm, progress and potential. We acknowledge this mix with humility and dedication to rise to the promises made. We can also focus … Continue reading The thing about independence
Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are affecting so many of us. Distance can too easily tip into isolation. I've started a couple of email "circles," just small groups of friends and family checking in via email as we feel able to. We are keeping up with each others' health, work, and day-to-day situations. It feels … Continue reading Start a circle
Thanks to Village Books in Fairhaven, Washington, and Books Inc for this inspiration: "The shortest distance between two people is a story." Read a banned book today, and celebrate our connections.