Category Archives: immigration

Ghastly Future

Even though I’ve been led by a concern for our environment since my teenage years, which has taken many forms, I have often found what we are facing to be nearly overwhelming. Despite seeing the perilous path we are on, … Continue reading

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Diagrams of social systems

One of my goals as a photographer is to tell stories, as in photojournalism. I actually wrote a few blog posts about a photo and 1,000 words 1 photo : 1,000¬†words I’ve found it helpful to ask myself what story … Continue reading

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SHIFT the Narrative

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed so many failures of our corporate capitalistic government and economic system. “The crisis began before the virus, and the crisis will continue beyond the vaccine” as Jason Livingston said. #CapitalismIsThePandemic. Click here for a story … Continue reading

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Once the World Was Perfect

Once the World Was Perfect Once the world was perfect, and we were happy in that world.Then we took it for granted.Discontent began a small rumble in the earthly mind.Then Doubt pushed through with its spiked head.And once Doubt ruptured … Continue reading

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Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

For a long time I’ve been trying to visualize how our (near) future might look. Even if our social, economic and political systems were working well, they can not for much longer. They are being overwhelmed by climate chaos, which … Continue reading

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Defend DACA Rally Today

A DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) solidarity event happening today at 12:15pm in Des Moines at the Shattering Silence monument near the Iowa Supreme Court building. Please join us if you are able to mark the US Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

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RuralOrganizing.org Launch Party With Che Apalache and The Ruralists

Recently, I transitioned to the role of Executive Director at RuralOrganizing.org. One of the first projects we’re working on is challenging media stereotypes about rural Americans. A huge piece of this work is making sure undocumented folks in rural America … Continue reading

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Protest Against ICE in Iowa

From my friend Christine Nobiss: I would like to connect you with Molly Arndt who is running a small group in Iowa City that has protested and will¬†continue to protest against ICE allies and facilities in Iowa. All climate change, … Continue reading

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Atlantic Coastal Flooding Needs Planned Retreat

On February 24, 2018, I created a Facebook group titled “Overground Railroad” which has only seven members and very few visitors. The description is “a group to explore how to prepare climate refugees to migrate to the Midwest, and how … Continue reading

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Wicked Problems

A troubled Spirit of late had not given me words to share. Following are some notes along the way of trying to understand where we are today, and how we can move through an increasingly chaotic time. Whether or not … Continue reading

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