Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 5

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 5, Danusha Veronica Goska’s essay “Political Paralysis” This is the last chapter in the first section, and after yesterday’s high I didn’t know what to expect. It begins by citing a concern I often share: “I want to do something, but what […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 4

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 4, Paul Hawken’s commencement address “You Are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring” “You are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at time when every living system is declining, and the rate […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 3

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 3, Marian Wright Edelman on standing up for children Before I start, is it strange that I feel obligated to admit I have no children? That I feel compelled to reassure others that I like children just fine, but never wanted my […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 2

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 2, an excerpt from Jonathan Kozol’s Ordinary Resurrections The second piece seems to endlessly run through a list of almost unbearable tragedies suffered by St Ann’s parish in the South Bronx, before I find what I’m looking for. A six year old […]

Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 1

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Fieldnotes, Read Along

Kia ora. Kei to pēhea koutou? For the next ten weeks of weekdays–that’s 55 days in total–I’ll be reading & writing about each piece in Paul Loeb’s edited volume, The Impossible Will Take A Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times. I’m not interested in whether or not the collection is “complete.” (Of course it’s […]

With summer comes hope

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Everyday Life

It’s Monday morning and I’m working at home, looking out at the valley, thinking that the year is coming to an end and I don’t know where it all went… At the same time it’s been such a long year. There has been beauty and wonder, yes, but things have been difficult. Life has been bloody […]