August 14, 2022

"Being civil" is a hard concept to square up against. It's like professionalism: who could argue against that in a workplace? But while both concepts…

Most of us need money—and by extension, an income—to live. I've written a few times about the great resignation, why you should stay, and why…

Today marks the beginning of a new year for any organization on a July-June fiscal calendar. The months leading up to a new fiscal year…

a phone booth on the edge of a walkway at a marina
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ruining it for everyone

I went for a walk last week. I wasn't having a particularly good day and needed to go out into the world to help clear…

squares of farmland in central idaho as seen from a plane
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why you’d want to live here

I grew up on the outskirts of a medium-sized town in central Texas. Where I lived, Austin felt to me like the biggest, coolest city…

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the oppressor loves civility

"Being civil" is a hard concept to square up against. It's like professionalism: who could argue against that in a workplace? But while both concepts may appear benign at first, these standards are set by people in power. The norms and culture they create is often rooted in their own…

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understanding critical liberation theory

Last month I led a training where I invited attendees to imagine their future. I adapted a visioning exercise described by Tanuja Jaegernauth on a recent podcast. The exercise itself comes from Kristiana Rae Colón. She is an abolitionist, playwright, and co-founder of the Let Us Breathe Collective. My adaptation…

personal

why you’d want to live here

I grew up on the outskirts of a medium-sized town in central Texas. Where I lived, Austin felt to me like the biggest, coolest city around. The underdeveloped suburbs might not count as rural for everyone. I didn't live on a farm, but I did spend a lot of time…

essay

ruining it for everyone

I went for a walk last week. I wasn't having a particularly good day and needed to go out into the world to help clear my head. I bought a paper from a local vendor. The sun was shining. It's been cooler than usual here, but I like "sunny and…

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taking other paths: advice for job seekers

Most of us need money—and by extension, an income—to live. I've written a few times about the great resignation, why you should stay, and why you should move on. While it may be easy to leave an employer, it's not always clear-cut where we should go next. I have some…

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