Carl Sagan on Mystery

A post-platform discussion Sunday (December 9, 2018) included the question: What would Carl Sagan say about “mystery”? Here are a few quotes from Sagan on the topic: From Cosmos: Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder...

Responding to Attacks on Inclusion and Democracy

Our hearts are heavy after last week’s three major hate attacks: the shooting of two African American elders in Kentucky, after the shooter had first attempted to enter a black church he found locked;  the pipe bombs sent to major political figures in perhaps...

Ethics in Action: Values to Action

If you want to “step up” your commitment and action, sometimes it helps to step back first and reflect.  Taking time to reconnect with your values when making ethical choices is one of the sources of strength if you want to “commit ethical...

Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Sometimes, the most effective way we can spend our time is to spend some money. More time than money? More money than time?  When you earn your money directly or indirectly through work, money is a kind of stored-up time. Gloria Steinem once suggested that you can...

Ethics in Action: So Much to Do, So Little Time

So many needs, so little time In choosing social justice work, you’ll look first for your values and base your choices on those. You’ll also look for the most pressing need and where you have the skills and knowledge to be most effective. The issue of...

Now We Are All Standing Rock

Dear Friends, We have a president-elect who has promised to “…take particular aim at the Clean Water Act” (N.D. congressperson Kevin Cramer). Mr. Trump also paid for advertisements that characterized Native Americans who wanted to build New York State casinos as...

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