Category: Reconnecting with Self

Time to Admit a Mistake in Defaming a Gentle Spirit — An Open Letter to the Sierra Club and the Pacific Crest Trail Association

When three current and former Sierra Club Board members, two of whom are African American, explain how Michael Brune, the Club’s former chief executive officer, got it wrong when he accused John Muir of being a racist, those who value the truth need to… Continue Reading “Time to Admit a Mistake in Defaming a Gentle Spirit — An Open Letter to the Sierra Club and the Pacific Crest Trail Association”

Ask For What You Need and Treat Everyone Like A Rock Star

I met my best friend in a parking lot about 11 years ago. The situation that drew me there we can skip. The important thing to tell is that although there were others around, he was the only one I was immediately attracted to.… Continue Reading “Ask For What You Need and Treat Everyone Like A Rock Star”

What’s Public Testimony Worth?

A few things have changed in politics since the days of the Roman Senate and Assemblies. Assassinations of one’s opponents are generally rare. And the chance that a great orator can move an assembled body to vote in a particular way, as Cicero could,… Continue Reading “What’s Public Testimony Worth?”