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From a Marshall Islander: tell them…

The Marshall Islands is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger... Continue

Vandana Shiva consistently speaks truth to power

It was a brilliantly bright shining night for Sonoma when Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke to us in the Veteran’s Building as a keynote feature... Continue

Hearing from a Patriot on this special holiday

Two weeks ago I wrote about my late-in-life entry into the world of public activism and civil disobedience. But the real patriots I’m... Continue

Three Princes of Serendip still holding court

Here’s a rerun of a fun column the Sun first published on December 9, 2010. I hope you, too,  have tuned into the continuing magic... Continue

A worthwhile cause? I’m all for it

One day shining brlliantly in my personal memory of life as a protesting activist took place in July of 1995. On that splendid sunshiny... Continue

Nuns respond to Vatican attack

Following up on just joan reports of May 10 and 17, we acknowledge today a response to the Vatican from The Leadership Conference of... Continue

Attempting to tickle your funnybone as we head toward summer

St. Peter encounters one Forrest Gump Forrest Gump has, as all of us must, died, gone to heaven and standing at the Pearly Gates. But!!... Continue

Joan Chittister speaks

Today we hear from a Catholic nun who has held a place of honor on my list of personal heroes for some 35 years. This piece appeared... Continue

Introduction to incomparable Iara Lee

Nine months ago, I received a personal email from Iara Lee. Someone in Sonoma had told Iara I’d been in Palestine and frequently... Continue

Did I hear someone say, Occupy the Vatican?

One must wonder if those fellows in Rome have noticed yet; things are different in the twenty-first century and the “pray, pay and... Continue