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Memorial Day: Taking Ownership Of Our Wars

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments · politics

Happy Memorial Day.  I recently had a conversation with a new friend, Cynthia, who had grown up in a military family. (I met her  in the  excellent week-long Nia dance intensive I just completed). Cynthia and I agreed that as painful as the Vietnam War was for all concerned, the fact that it involved a [...]


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The Critical Vote

October 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · sustainability

Research shows that the body politic is not just a phrase: our physiological wiring can influence how we vote. People who support heavy military spending, wiretapping etc. are more likely to startle easily at loud noises and threatening images. The wiring of our bodies affects our desire for protection, and therefore our politics. Now, I [...]


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Standing Beside Mr. Elizalde

October 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · health & well being, work

I respect the Oregonian for running a large front-page story this Sunday morning on the prevalence of military personnel who get raped — by fellow military personnel. In particular, I respect Jeff Elizalde for going public with the fact that this happened to him 30 years ago. He has guts. Why am I covering this [...]


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