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 […]