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16th Street Washington DC, just outside the White House

I learned something new today about what I could do as a White man in response to the endemic and corrosive racism in our country. I learned it from a Black woman.

Apologize.

So I did. This was an epiphany for me — one in a long string of epiphanies that have been part of my decades long, laborious, and often painful awakening around race. It was so simple and so powerful. You might want to try it.

Apologize.

“For what?” you may ask yourself. “I’m not personally responsible. I didn’t create racism. I’m not a racist!” Even if that’s…


COVID-19, a peek at our future, and a new word

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Grocery delivery robots in Washington, DC waiting to be filled. Photo by Tracy Bowen.

“If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that technology doesn’t change who we are, it magnifies who we are, the good and the bad.” Tim Cooke, CEO Apple Inc.

As my family and I prepare for yet another week of COVID-19 isolation, I wonder daily how we would have managed had this crisis emerged even a decade ago. All three of us — my wife, my 10-year-old daughter, and I — rely on and spend large chunks of every day collaborating online for work and school. Video conferencing has become our principal means of socializing. We Zoom everything from extended family…


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November 4, 2008. We listened teary-eyed, overwhelmed with gratitude and pride, energized for action. At 11:00 p.m., spontaneously and without discussion, we leapt from the sofa in our apartment in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and headed in our car toward 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Distant whoops and hollers, honking horns, and choral outbreaks were soon distant no more. Passing Howard University, we whooped, honked, and hollered ourselves as huge knots of students spilled out of brick dormitories onto the street.

At U Street we stopped to pick up a young man with his thumb out — a soldier…


This source of our potential end is the fuel for our survival and evolution if we can see in a new way

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Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Six decades ago, paleontologist and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin stated, “At this moment, as in the time of Galileo, what we most urgently need in order to appreciate the convergence of the universe is much less new facts than a new way of looking at the facts and accepting them. A new way of seeing, tied to a new way of acting — that is what we need.”

Nothing could be more important in this moment. A revolution about how we see our world is underway, and its outcome will determine whether we, the human family, can successfully navigate…

Sandy Wiggins

Focused at the intersection of consciousness, the emergent future, equitable and regenerative economies, environment, and the transformation of finance.

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