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If you want to support someone…you need to ASK them what actions they would actually find supportive. Well, duh, you might say. Isn’t this obvious? Perhaps not. I’ve seen a lot of faux support circulating on social media recently, starting with the whole “wear a safety pin to show you’re an ally” meme on Twitter […]

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By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 22, 2015 | Categories: Leadership, Personal Growth & Development

This weekend, in honor of  Martin Luther King Day,  I attended the incredibly moving film Selma. What most stood out for me, watching that line of people marching toward a line of angry, heavily armed policemen, was their courage. To march forward, knowing you are likely to be physically attacked. To do so with a […]

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Fighting Over Small Pieces of Pie

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 22, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>As politicians and pundits discuss the proposed 2012 federal budget, they throw out numbers that are so mind-boggling huge as to be completely meaningless. Then I saw a graphic in the newspaper that really made it all a bit more clear. Accompanying Ezra Klein’s editorial on the federal budget was this cartoon by Nick Anderson. […]

>Another Step Toward Justice For All

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 12, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Just after noon today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who last week ruled California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, denied the stay sought by backers of the ban. Next week, gay couples in California will once again be able to wed, unless the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals grants the opponents a stay. Walker is […]

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>Gathering of the Transition Tribes

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 24, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Author Vicki Robin (Your Money or Your Life) was in town for a lecture and stayed here at FrogSong last night. Today she facilitated a meeting of representatives from local sustainability organizations with the theme “Accelerating the Transition.” I graphically recorded the session and will post photos as soon as I get copies from the […]

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By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 19, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>I watched the Peace in 5 Years video and unexpectedly wept….this is an idea surely no crazier than JFK’s “a man on the moon in ten years!” Now I must contemplate how I can accept this challenge in a deeper way…the bit of irony here is that I just came home from teaching a conflict […]

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>Civilized discourse in peril

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 7, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>All the screaming and outrage at recent town hall meetings has really got me down. As a society, are we now completely unable to disagree in a civil way? Even as I try to utilize the listening and communication skills that are the way I make my living, I sometimes find myself acting out a […]