Monthly Archives: March 2011

Elizabeth Taylor as Goodness Personified

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would claim that Elizabeth Taylor was goodness personified. Reading this post, however, about how she stood up for people with AIDS when few others did, there seems to be no other … Continue reading

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Hello!

I’m back from Puerto Rico, tired, slightly sunburned, but happy. What a trip! I have a new appreciation of geology (and geologists), and have discovered that it’s far more fun to travel with a scientific purpose than a sightseeing goal. … Continue reading

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Listen to the Radio Today

I mean … Do you really want to miss me? I’ll be talking about The Goodness Project and Kansas City area lesbian history on KKFI’s Tenth Voice today. The show starts at 1 pm, and you can listen to it … Continue reading

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Outta Here!

I’m heading to Puerto Rico on assignment, and should be stepping onto a plane about now. Have a great four days, friends! More next week (and photos).

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The Ethics of Politics

One of my favorite Zen teachers, Judy Roitman, has written a column about ethics in politics. It’s well worth reading. Here’s a bit:

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Catch Up With The Conversation

Thanks to all for your great comments in my posts about Gov. Scott Walker and the events in Wisconsin. I’ve finally had a chance to add my voice to the conversation again, so stop by and look at: Gov. Scott … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

I’ll be talking about The Goodness Project and Kansas City area lesbian history on KKFI’s Tenth Voice this Saturday. The show starts at 1 pm, and you can listen to it on 90.1 FM or online. Stop by. Give a … Continue reading

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Gov. Scott Walker and Goodness

A comment on the Facebook In Search of Goodness page has prompted me to consider whether or not Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a moral man. I’m swamped today with other work, so I’m interested in your take on these … Continue reading

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Wisconsin and Goodness

What the GOP just did in Wisconsin is a travesty, and it’s frightening. I suspect that Wisconsin’s Republican governor and legislative leaders think of themselves as being good. I’ve covered legislatures, and I doubt that few lawmakers would take such … Continue reading

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The Return on Investment of Doing the Right Thing

When you take the big leap to go into business for yourself as I did four years ago, you hear a lot about ROI– return on investment. Wikipedia defines this most capitalist of terms as “the ratio of money gained … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico and Still Scrambling

Hello! I’m still here, and still scrambling to get a handle on my new schedule. Hence the light posting this week. But honestly,  more is coming. I’ve got a post on the ever-popular topic of Return on Investment coming up … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions – Updated

I’m going to have to take back one of my Coming Attractions. It turns out that I won’t be posting the transcript of my conversation with Ruth Grant, at least not anytime soon. I just received word that I’ve got … Continue reading

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Civil Conversations

I launched The Goodness Project because I wanted to understand how I could become good, but I also had a much broader goal in mind: Exploring whether/how goodness can  help us create a better world. It has taken me nine … Continue reading

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Responding to Bullets with a Civility Institute

The University of Arizona has responded to the Tucson shooting by launching a high-profile National Institute for Civil Discourse, with former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as honorary chairs. At first the idea of responding to bullets with … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

As I catch up with some of what I’ve missed in the last month, I plan to post in the next few days on: The University of Arizona’s response to the Tucson shooting Krista Tippett on civil conversations and the … Continue reading

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