Gathering Wisdom

Gathering Wisdom

I started working on a farm when I was in the sixth grade. The farmers taught me many skills: driving all kinds of vehicles, maintaining equipment, pulling weeds, and how to take on a big job one hour at a time. I can drive a tractor, run a back hoe (not well!),...
Meeting This Moment

Meeting This Moment

I have been in conversation with leaders of many wisdom traditions over the last few years. These are seasoned leaders who embody compassion, curiosity, and courage. They seek to strengthen their own community of wisdom, to strengthen the neighborhood they live and...
Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

I was always a sensitive person. When I was little, I could feel the emotional states of people around me. I don’t just mean that I could sense them. I mean that I could feel them in my body. Some people said “You are too sensitive.” Many meant to...
Listening to the Sustainer Circle

Listening to the Sustainer Circle

The PTU Sustainer Circle met for the first time last week. Sustainers are donors that contribute to our work every month with a recurring donation. Seeing people’s values lead them to make such a commitment is inspiring to us, and also creates an important...
Responsibility of a Majority

Responsibility of a Majority

Sunday I spent the day in San Juan Island. I preached a the Episcopal church. I gave a sermon on Antisemitism and then led an adult forum on anti-Muslim hate groups. As you may remember, a young girl on the Islands had her genitalia inspected by her babysitter and a...
The Power of Your Pen

The Power of Your Pen

I heard a story about an attempt to inhibit drunk driving in a university town. One campaign told the story of “increasing numbers of students are driving while drunk.” The other campaign told the story of “students at this university are...