• Red Lantern

    Red Lantern

    October 28, 2014

    This sculpture by Andy Cao & Xavier Perrot at Cornerstone Festival Gardens in Sonoma held me captive for many minutes. Called Red Lantern, the reddish orange crystals hanging over the water held the sun’s light on the windswept day I visited. I sat cross-legged at the end of the railroad ties, asking the art to […]

  • “In These Arms, A Song for All Beings,” Jennifer Berezan

    “In These Arms, A Song for All Beings,” Jennifer Berezan

    August 22, 2014

    In this time when the news shows humanity’s increased disharmony, forgotten interconnectedness, and our leaders using war as a solution to war, I send this beautiful song of remembrance from Jennifer Berezan. We all want to be happy and not to suffer. We all want love.  Let’s be that love.  

  • 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    July 8, 2014

    Deborah welcoming guests to the opening reception of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrating Kenya and China. She was also one of the sponsors of “Divas Night,” celebrating women singers from Kenya.  

  • Career Girls

    Career Girls

    May 15, 2014

    “It isn’t enough to tell young girls to “dream big” or “aim high.” Without proper encouragement, or concrete methods for turning their abilities into tangible careers, many young women can simply flounder in the educational system. Career Girls is an organization dedicated to providing young girls of all income levels and ethnic backgrounds with the […]

  • Grace Lee Boggs

    Grace Lee Boggs

    March 25, 2014

    I describe myself as a social activist, philanthropist, and spiritual seeker. I study the history and expressions of women leaders who are working to make the world a better place for all. One of my sheroes is Grace Lee Boggs, who started a school to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the well-being of […]