I recently started teaching yoga to a group of beginners and decided to spend the first four weeks breaking down one of its most foundational poses. If yoga isn’t your thing you might recognize this pose as simply “standing up”. If yoga is your thing, I’m talking about Tadasana (in Sanskrit) or mountain pose (in … Continue reading Establishing My Activist Foundation
TLDR: It’s time to act – prepare for a marathon. “Daily activism” means talking politics – for that, get on the same page and pretend you know nothing. _____________________ Today was "No Muslim Ban #2" Rally at the White House , and it was strong. Drums, children, and thousands of people. I walked away from it … Continue reading Civil Discourse Must Follow Protests
Activist!? Me? Heck no. At least I don’t think so. I don’t make signs or organize marches or write my representative. I’m even reluctant to wear my Invisible Children t-shirt. All I do is love people and try to understand stuff. Is that active? What the heck do I know!? Not much, but today I … Continue reading The Accidental Activist – Impressions on the DeVos and Muslim Ban Rallies
"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too." -- President Obama, November 20, 2014 In stark contrast, today President Trump is … Continue reading America Turning Its Back on Global Refugee Crisis – Let’s CounterAct!