Monthly Archives: June 2016

Compassion

Did you spend part of your Sunday thinking about the shootings in Orlando? I’ll bet folks who attend church services heard about grief and pain. Our Buddhist friends here in Portland addressed the murders head-on. What would be a thoughtful … Continue reading

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Guns? Follow the money

It’s disheartening to see media coverage of politicos punching each other verbally while using human slaughter as fodder for their own gain. This week a group of reporters spoke with John McCain in the hallway of the Senate building, where … Continue reading

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When the Invisible becomes Visible

We found visible the invisible on our recent trip to Chicago. An exhibit of forgotten black-and-white images by photojournalist Grant Parks is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through August. Parks is famous for his shots of Black … Continue reading

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Romans, Countrymen & Graduates  

  It’s that time of year again. That time when graduation speeches and career advice flood Tweeterville and broadcast news. If you were queen of the universe, what would you say to the Class of 2016? Work hard? Follow your … Continue reading

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