Discovering joy in unexpected places


Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist. In a conversation with Krista Tippett in 2016, they talked about her work giving voice to the untold histories of redemptive change in places like New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become … Read more

Free, and yet not alone


None of us can produce good fruit on our own. Even when we’ve let go of the identities and ideas, the things and the memories that have previously defined us, we are still not alone. Every creative idea, each insight, whatever is healthy and lovely, is the product of some form of germination. And has … Read more

We are not singular


My identity is unique, yet I am not singular. I do not exist on my own, even if, at times, I feel alone. Even what we call ourselves has reference to people and places beyond our bodies. We all need to be seen and heard. And our privilege is to do this for one another.

We are who we spend time with


Even though many of us may have spent the last year feeling separate from others, this observation still rings true. It’s the people we choose to be around. Those who influence the way we see the world as we are immersed in their vision of how things are. And those with whom we share the … Read more

And then there were more…


I love this emerging community of people who care about words. Who pay attention to meaning and context. Who want to inspire change by crafting, without shouting. This delight in words and communication in its many forms gives me hope for our world. After all, it’s the thoughtful and creative makers of change who have … Read more