The Elements Meetup #1: w/The Bend Law Group

The Elements Meetup #1: w/The Bend Law Group

It took us awhile to get these up, so #1 and #2 are coming back to back (sorry, we are still working out this A/V stuff!). On that note, the audio and video are not perfect, but since the content is extremely generous and very useful, we are sharing it anyway. Oh, and...
Walking on the Knife’s Edge

Walking on the Knife’s Edge

I had a friend, teacher and mentor once; let’s call him “Ray”. I met Ray when I was about 24, he was a First Nation artist that taught me silver and gold smithing, wood and stone carving, some bead and leatherwork, how to make ceremonial pipes and a...
The Indelible Marks on Humanity

The Indelible Marks on Humanity

As we all continue to process the horrible attacks on Beirut, Paris, Iraq and Nigeria, many politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling for us to reconsider taking any more refugees from war-torn Syria. Some are even suggesting we send back the ones that are...
Show Up Every Day

Show Up Every Day

There I was sitting in the small dark theatre on a random Wednesday with my eyes welling up as I fought the streams trying to push their way out. It was a one woman performance called “Oh My Sweet Land” written by Amir Nizar Zuabi meant to help humanize...
Moments that Change Everything

Moments that Change Everything

I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I had recently hit the end of my six weeks of severance pay (It was the first time I had gotten laid off from a job in my adult life). I had already cashed in part of a 401K to keep things afloat (and would cash in the...
You Might Be Wrong–and that’s OK

You Might Be Wrong–and that’s OK

Chances are when you start out and are thinking of ways to tell your story, you won’t be sure it is going to work or if people will listen. I mean, what if you pick the wrong message, image, project, etc. to talk about? This can be intimidating to the point that many...

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