In the process of being less defensive, I stopped talking.

Around September last year, I started reading a book called "Radical Collaboration", which deals with self-awareness and defensiveness in teamwork (and just being with people in general). It has several "testers" to gauge your defensiveness and also your "hot buttons". I was unpleasantly shocked by how defensive I was and how many things I get upset about. … Continue reading In the process of being less defensive, I stopped talking.

The thing about Valentine’s Day

I've had a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day. Some years I was so excited for it, others I joined the S.A.D (single awareness day) party and bemoaned a day devoted to love. Sometimes I would make little Valentine's for friends, and sometimes I would scoff at the ridiculousness of stuffed animals and hearts everywhere. This … Continue reading The thing about Valentine’s Day

Interconnectivity of Oppression: Wild Goose part 2

At Wild Goose, I went to this really great talk by Brittany Ouchida on interconnectivity. What exactly is interconnectivity? That is precisely what I was wondering as I got out my drawing journal and colored pencils, and settled in to draw and listen. She set up a dualistic paradigm - where some things/people are "good" or "better" … Continue reading Interconnectivity of Oppression: Wild Goose part 2

A Ruckus Rumpus Sort of Worship

This weekend I journeyed to an adventurous and lively festival known as Wild Goose. In Celtic Spirituality, the Holy Spirit is represented not as a peaceful dove, but a wild goose. And my oh my, did we have a wild and crazy time! There was dancing and body painting, fiery speakers and art everywhere. One of my favorite … Continue reading A Ruckus Rumpus Sort of Worship