Then get out there and vote for, canvass for, be vocal for…

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…Bernie Sanders

January 31, the day that the Senate voted to hear no witnesses in a “trial” for impeachment, I decided to do something very positive, put my energy toward an outcome that I might be able to influence, in whatever small way. I went to a Bernie Sanders ‘barnstorm’ — essentially a mini local rally to set up volunteers to go canvassing over the weekend.

I’ve been supporting Bernie since 2015. I’ve attended many events, beginning with Long Beach, CA, where the audience was largely Caucasian and middle aged or older. From that day, there has been a steady progression toward the demographics that I see now at Sanders gatherings — mostly young, more female than male, and a majority people of color. Not surprisingly perhaps, this demographic mix mirrors what the future of this country, and particularly its power structure, is destined to look like. …


We All Need You Now More Than Ever, so Find Service to Energize You

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Have you ever felt simply tired? Tired through to your bones tired? Tired like you could sleep for a week tired? And with no discernible reason for your fatigue? More like a tired that you want to give up tired?

Where does that come from? You may be doing everything “right”, whatever right is. You are eating well. Exercising. You are living up to your responsibilities. You are in right relations with all relatives, friends, people and beings. You are being a good citizen. And yet, there’s that tiredness you can’t shake. You experience a lack, in many things, in many situations, a lack. You wonder what all the work is for. …


It’s Time for Fierce Love and Non-Stop Powerful Actions of Unity to Dissolve the Forces Bent on Separating Us

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photo credit: Franklin Londin

After September 11, 2001, many people, good, smart people, were afraid to speak out. They saw how the government was using the World Trade Center tragedy to clamp down on protest, and to chip away at the individual rights of all Americans. The PATRIOT Act (diabolically anagrammed as there is nothing patriotic about it — it’s the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act) was rushed through, and effectively nullified entire sections of the Bill of Rights of our Constitution. …


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In the wake of the latest national election, more than a few folks have suggested that I should run for political office again (I ran for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2001). Others have sought my involvement in their endeavors based on healing — individual healing of mind or body or spirit. Still others would like to enlist me to help bring artistic visions to life.

I’m attracted at once to all and none of these entreaties. I find myself often these days wondering how best I can serve — serve society, serve the divine, serve my dharma. …

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Francis DellaVecchia

I thrive on solving problems — big ones and small ones, for individuals, organizations, and society at large.

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