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Evanston, IL POP-UP NEWSLETTER: Trauma & apology / Leave the leaves & water the trees

There are two items in this newsletter, one short, one long. The short item has some practical tips for preparing our Evanston land for the winter—and for next year’s growing season and beyond. The other, longer item contains some practical tips for rethinking our local, statewide, and national feminist strategy — a rethinking that is […]

IS CONFUSION THE DEFAULT SETTING of the 21st century American mind?

As a 70-year old Midwestern secular Jew, born feminist, there have been surprising moments in my intellectual and political life where my “progressive, left” perspective has come face-to-face with the “conservative, right” viewpoint, as if we were standing in the same place. This has made me wonder if the human political spectrum is actually a circle, […]

EARTH EMERGENCY (Part 2): 2021-?? — ‘Path to a Livable Future’

On June 3, 2021, I had the good fortune to listen to a no-nonsense plant scientist, Stan Cox of The Land Institute, frame the climate emergency in a few clear and immediate actions. This blogpost is my summary of his recommendations, plus a few of my own. Thanks to Chicago Area Peace Action for hosting […]

THE MONEY QUESTION: When “friends, family, colleagues” pile on — AKA dignity is another word for justice

Last week, I put out an informal call for some short-term financial help to “extended family, friends, colleagues” across the country. I received an “interesting” response from someone in her 60s—in other words, a peer. Basically, it was a “blame the victim” response.  It made me realize that not everyone has spent ten years studying […]