Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity.

Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity, my self-guided study, has now been completed. It takes approximately 90 minutes to finish and can be done individually or in small groups. With faith as its foundation, the study helps us find ways to restore…

A Pentecost Prayer: Beyond Acknowledging Privilege, Allyship, And Solidarity To Ending Systems Where “I Can’t Breathe” Never Happens Again

After “acknowledging privilege” there is often little to no discussion of power, wealth, or material resources, and very little discussion or movement towards how one can or should organize themselves to…

Carbon Free Flying in the Time of #Covid19

I took the picture of this spider last summer and created interesting graphics. I was trying to come up with interesting variations on bioblitzing. How could it be done in backyards? I was stunned by the extinction numbers of insects: 40% of…

Is it a Weed? Is it a Green? No, it’s French Sorrel, a New Herbal Delight for your Vegan Cuisine!

French sorrel, a culinary and perennial herb, grows for the ninth year in a row in our garden.

The French sorrel is a perfect item for vegan cuisine where it…

Millennial’s Mom

Millennial Man aka M&M texted Mom late into the night and then again, first thing, Saturday, a good morning greeting. Soon, a call and then, after making sure it was convenient, a visit. Equally impulsively, spontaneously, Mom offered M&M a handful of home grown blueberries picking it fresh…

The Stories Behind the Numbers: Is Homelessness in California Increasing or Declining?

Anybody who’s taken a statistics course knows that numbers don’t tell the whole story. In fact, one of the most popular and famous books is ‘How To Lie With Statistics.’ This is one reason why news reports which…

34 years ago, in the heart of the North American continent, in a warm home beside a bitterly cold lake I celebrated my first Christmastide. My host was an Egyptian professor whose wife was a Southern US belle; they’d just had their first baby. All the guests were international students…

After a recent Irvine City Council meeting

Thank you Mayor Don Wagner and Irvine City Council for allocating $3 million from the housing-in-lieu monies to the Nightmist Affordable Rental Housing project by the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT). In response, ICLT is adding extra low income units and reaching out to homeless veterans too.

In researching Irvine…

The Jacaranda trees of Irvine, world’s safest city, ten years in a row

In June the jacaranda trees in Irvine are in full bloom and the grass beside the sidewalks is still green. What’s caught my attention this June though is not the pretty pictures of beauty but the seamy underbelly of the city where I’ve lived for most of my life.

I…

Irvine For Everyone logo

The Irvine4Everyone Digital Library is one of the creative outcomes from an I4E meeting with Mayor Wagner and City staff, on May 15, 2018. I4E is a growing group of residents who have come together in the wake of horrific protests against siting a temporary emergency shelter on county-owned land…

Anita Coleman

People categorize. I ask why. Books are my family. 📚 Plants are my friends. 🌱 Planet Earth is one of my homes. 🌎 Grok with me. ✌🏾

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