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The ambivalence of liberalism

So you get this sort of ambivalent response – we’ll embrace the idea, but we will not embrace the reality.
– john a. powell, A Civil Conversation with Krista Tippet, On Being, March 10, 2015…

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It's all personal

There’s also the language of personal responsibility, which suggests really that there’s no institutional and structural responsibility. There’s no collective responsibility. If you’re not doing well, it’s not because of anything that we in society have done.

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What. Planet.

I can’t decide today not to be black, because the world will insist that I am black, and there are institutions and arrangements that define me that way.

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Community of islands?

No man is an island entire of itself, every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe…

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Island Community

This weekend I have had the great fortune to enjoy community on an island off the coast of Washington, directly across from Port Townsend. While much of my time was spent gazing across the sound, listening for the nesting eagles just off the balcony, I still had the chance to see first hand community in action. 606 more words


I am my hair

I just want you to love me for who I am; I am my hair.
– Lady Gaga

This week I have been thinking about the formation of my self-concept in community.

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Not now, not ever

May god bless my people, my uncle, my aunt, my mother, my good father, oh, remember them kindly in their time of trouble; and in the hour of their taking away.

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