Sitting in a Cauldron of Magic

Last weekend I had the privilege of joining with more than 50 humans in the first ever Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute. In this number I include Adrienne Marie Brown, author of Emergent Strategy, Lex Draper, queen (in my opinion) of event planning (From Lex with Love Event Planning), Mama Linda, Lex's mama, who cooked up … Continue reading Sitting in a Cauldron of Magic

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

  You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need. Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger, You Can't Always Get What You Want lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc I … Continue reading You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Calling the Dreamers, Creatives and those who dare to Imagine

It's been 46 years since John Lennon invited us to Imagine a world of peace, with individuals living for today and sharing the world. A world without possessions, countries or religion (things which have often provided a reason for war).  In the very first stanza he says this imagining isn't hard if you try. And … Continue reading Calling the Dreamers, Creatives and those who dare to Imagine

Time to Get Comfortable with Discomfort: A Calling-In of Other “Good Allies”

Welcome.  Welcome.  Please come in. My name is Deb and I'm a Recovering "Good Ally." By this I mean that for most of my adult life, I thought that being a white woman who didn't laugh at racist, homophobic or misogynist jokes (and depending on the situation might even say something), worked in nonprofits with … Continue reading Time to Get Comfortable with Discomfort: A Calling-In of Other “Good Allies”

“Not This White Woman”

Early in 2017 I began to diversify the voices I follow on Facebook.  (Yes, I should have done it sooner.) It started after reading posts and articles from women of color (WOC) who weren't going to the Women's March.  Before this I hadn't heard of the term "intersectional." As I've acknowledged, I am a white, … Continue reading “Not This White Woman”