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    November 2016

    This morning I hiked a hill above our home. It was so steep that my lungs began to explode with burning, short breaths. At the crest of the hill, my breathing returned to normal and I compared the tremendous effort and exertion with the energy it is going to take ...

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    Museums, Art & Culture

    In my first year as a Board Member of the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington, DC collection of 19 museums,  research centers, and a zoo, I have learned more about presenting art and culture to the public, and the controversy that can sometimes arise.  With 210 affiliates in more than 46 ...

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    End of 2015

    Dear friends, I do not always end the year with a life-changing event. Nor do I often share my personal life, other than cheering for my three phenomenal children & the girls at Daraja Academy in Kenya, which I do unabashedly. I usually write about the inspirations & insights I receive in ...

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    Sacred Activism

    The values and ideals I live by were inspired by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone’s book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. Macy, ecophilosopher, scholar of Buddhism & deep ecology, is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, & I had the great ...