New Year Newsletter: Doing What I Love

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Friends and family, Happy new year! This last year has been an incredible one — beyond anything I could’ve imagined when it started. I’m brimming with gratitude for all of it, and especially for your presence in my life and the ways you’ve been part of my adventures this last year. It was a year of doing what I love, … Read More

A Climate Leadership Fundraiser Update


Fundraising team, It’s been an incredible five months since the moment we soared past $7000, the goal for the Climate Leadership Fundraiser. In this season of gratitude and with some big things afoot, I wanted to write to share my thanks for what you’ve made possible and give you a quick update. Days after the end of the fundraiser on … Read More

Focusing, Transitioning and Launching

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Friends, Family and Supporters, It’s time. On Friday, October 4th 2013 I’m officially launching a coaching and training project to build thriving, powerful movements for social change. It’s a project that has grown out of years of doing climate organizing and seeing ever more clearly what our social movements really need that I have to give. This last week I’ve been wrapping … Read More

Nonviolence, Coherence and Building Social Movements

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Nonviolent action is more than a tactic, more than a strategy. It grows out of a way of seeing the world that is coherent with who we really are. It sees that at the heart of conflict are real people with goals and dreams and a desire to make a difference. It sees that the violence and oppression and subjugation … Read More

On Support

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One of the most important things I’ve learned about support: Listen. Listen actively. Listen deeply. Listen even when there’s silence. Listen even when there are questions. Listen because you see that beyond the worries, beyond the upset, beyond the resignation or anger is an incredible person who has their own answers. They don’t need fixing. They don’t need figuring out. … Read More

David Foster Wallace on Life and Work

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“It just depends on what you want to consider. If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is and who and what is really important — if you want to operate on your default-setting — then you, like me, will not consider possibilities that aren’t pointless and annoying. But if you’ve really learned how to think, how to pay … Read More

Organizing, dark times, and the need for support

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I’m raising money to attend an important training at the end of this week, and I need your help!  Can you make a donation? Most of you know that I’ve dedicated my life over the last three and a half years to community organizing — bringing people together to train and empower them, to organize groups and actions, and to … Read More