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Dream Into Change salons coming up + a new Meetup group!

Hello, fellow culture shifters! After a bit of a hiatus during the winter months, the Dream Into Change salons are back! I wanted to let you know about three upcoming ones in the Portland area, but I’m also looking to … Continue reading

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Honored to be featured on

Hello, all! Just a quick note today: I’m thrilled and honored to have a piece of my writing featured as “Today’s Brilliance” on the website This daily feature showcases “everyday” writers as well as some celebrities, such as Richard … Continue reading

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The Dream Into Change Salon… and a new tour?

  On Thursday, July 30th, I hosted the inaugural Dream Into Change Salon, and now I’m really excited to host more of them, both here and elsewhere. The salon—a free event—is a place for us culture shifters to come together … Continue reading

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Trusting my pace, in a Portland summer

    Do you struggle sometimes? I’m guessing you do. I struggle sometimes. I struggle with life in general (existential ponderings have always been a part of my daily life) and also with this Dream Into Change Practice. (When is … Continue reading

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Interview: Mike Farmer and his Living End Saloon vegan pub dream

I met Mike Farmer about fifteen years ago. A friend of a high school classmate of mine, we first connected over our shared geeky love of progressive rock music. (Mike was even in a prog band at the time!) Over … Continue reading

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Amtrak petition update

Well, I had hoped for a quick and easy victory. To gather 15,000 signatures from around the nation and the world, to present them to Amtrak’s CEO, and to be told, “Yes! We have heard you, and we will commit … Continue reading

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Mourning and Celebrating Marshall Rosenberg

Yesterday, I was saddened to learn of the death of someone I have admired and respected tremendously. Marshall Rosenberg lost his battle with prostate cancer on February 7th, at age 80. I feel confident in saying that his loss is … Continue reading

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Waking up to palm trees

This winter I’ve been battling a mild depression. (You, too? Seems like it’s been going around.) Somehow in the fall, my mojo started to falter. I think it all started in late September, when my partner experienced some serious setbacks … Continue reading

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Portland workshop: Effective communication skills for vegans & vegetarians

The fall and winter holiday season is upon us. Vegan/vegetarian advocacy (or even simple social “defense”) can be challenging throughout the year. But when turkey and ham dinners with family, friends, or coworkers start happening, it can be especially stressful … Continue reading

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Reconnecting to my Portland roots

Lately I have been feeling disconnected. Disconnected from myself, disconnected from my community… and, without realizing it, I think also disconnected from my adopted home. I was a newcomer here in Portland in 1990. Since then, we have been awash … Continue reading

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