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Abundance In Motion

January 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Oregon, politics, spirituality & religion

Two things (at least) stirred my soul during the inaugurational ceremonies yesterday of Governor John Kitzhaber here in Oregon. One was a phrase used by poet Kim Robert Stafford in his inspirational poem. The phrase was “abundance moving toward need”.  That’s a diamond-cut concept if I ever heard one, the idea that abundance — I [...]


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Inaugural Elation: There’s A ‘We’ Here

January 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · sustainability

My coworkers and I crammed into our boss David’s office yesterday morning on his invitation (he’s the one with a television) to watch Obama’s inauguration. Rick Warren’s prayer, Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “America”, the taking of oaths and our new President’s speech all held us rapt and riveted. Early on, David, who has three grown [...]


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Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Eve

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments · energy

Happy Martin Luther King Day! It seems serendipitous that the civil rights leader’s birthday falls on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration. I like Jesse Jackson’s recounting of Dr. King’s final birthday, and I can only agree with him that Dr. King, if alive, would be beaming at this moment in history. Concerning president-elect Obama’s [...]


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