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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 island group of Micronesia, with the population of around … Continue reading

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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 of the conference put on by … Continue reading

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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 celebrating this Fourth of July are those … Continue reading

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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 of Serendip on your own … Continue reading

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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 morning I enjoyed a job interview … Continue reading

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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 Religious Women (LCWR.) On May 31, … Continue reading

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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!! – the gates are closed! … Continue reading

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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 in her National … Continue reading

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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 wrote about the plight of the Palestinian … Continue reading

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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 obey” mentality is no longer the dominant … Continue reading

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