Getting to 2100

 

Getting to 2100

22 July 2019
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“There’s a great danger in hope, as Roxane Gay has pointed out: “Hope allows us to leave what is possible in the hands of others,” she writes. “When we hope, we have no control over what may come to pass. We put all our trust and energy into the whims of fate. We abdicate responsibility. […]

18 April 2019
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It all started with a sticky bun. But, of course, it started much earlier with the first Outdoor School in southern Oregon sometime in the 1950s…

16 April 2019

The reason people run for public office is that they want to make a difference: to right a wrong, to add their wisdom to the conversation, to ensure that taxpayer resources are well spent. This is important work and good on you for wanting to do it… But be ready!

15 April 2019

Writing a book is a lot of work and when a friend said I should update my book, The Activist’s Toolkit, I was a bit astounded. I had just published it in 2015. Well, she said, a lot has happened since then! Including a certain presidential election. Prodded by her question, I went back and […]

3 March 2018
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“Power is like money: imaginary, entirely dependent upon belief. Most of the power of institutions lies in the faith people have in them. And cynicism is also a kind of faith: the faith that nothing can change, that those institutions are corrupt beyond all accountability, immune to intimidation or appeal. ” from Tim Krieder in […]

27 January 2018
25 January 2018

“In advance of Burkholder’s appearance at Powell’s Books on Thursday, January 25, we interrupted our political efforts—which consist mostly of hitting “love” when somebody says white dudes are bad on Facebook, plus signing change.org petitions against Trump—to ask what actions actually help get laws changed.”

4 January 2018

Get a peek here in an interview with Dennise Kowalczyk of KBOO community radio…

5 September 2017
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For us here in Oregon, it is the fire this time…
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10 July 2017

Legislatures are tough places that always seem to wrestle with too little money for too many needs and Oregon is no exception. The final budget bill passed last week included $24 million for this fund. So, did we win for Oregon’s kids or not? Did we really get Outdoor School for All as supported by the voters? …