On a Pine Street some years in the future, bicycles are key to a teenager's social and educational life.
We visit a Pine Street of the future, looking back with its residents on a year of profound change.
Sasha is on her own journey, and sees something beautiful inside the broken spot in her heart.
David catches a glimpse of someone behind a mask, someone he has been thinking about, almost haunted by.
David helps Louise sort through her sister's things, but cannot take away her grief.
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
True equality for anyone depends on true equality for everyone. We are either all equal participants in our democracy, or none of us are. Work for true equality, which intersects with all our lives.
Let us not run from our discomfort into misplaced certainty. Discomfort is a sign of a powerful, profound opportunity, that we cannot afford to squander. In the discomfort of this moment, there is an opening for something beautiful: Change.
If, like me, you are having a hard time focusing this week, I offer this: Focus on the love made visible around you; Focus on the birds swooping in the wind; Focus on the willingness of so many to stand for change; Focus on the first blossom on a pea vine; Focus on all the … Continue reading Focus
In 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr., said: "A riot is the language of the unheard." As my country experiences so much pain, so much injustice, so much anger, so much sorrow, and so much loss, all expressed in sweeping, massive protests, my intention is to ask: What, and who, have we refused to hear, that … Continue reading Listen