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  • Blog
    Tue, 10 Feb 2015
    ArticleValentine’s Day and The Actual Dance

    Though it is a relatively minor holiday, seeing Valentine’s Day circled on my calendar serves as a reminder of valuable thoughts to share. This month also marked the end of my friend and colleague Sam Simon’s winter performance schedule of The Actual Dance, the very personal, autobiographical account of his physical,... more...

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    Mon, 9 Feb 2015
    ArticleComing Out! From The Closet To The White House

    “…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost For over 30 years of going to my workplace and being fearful that my sexual orientation would be found out; I never dreamed I would be standing in the Oval Office with the President... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 5 Feb 2015
    ArticleOne Year and A Bit with There’s Something About...

    It has been a little over 20 months since the TE’A Company gathered in a townhouse on the upper west side to learn and practice the Insight approach to conflict transformation. Since then, the company has continued to deepen their knowledge of Lonergan’s Insight theory, as well as practice the Insight approach by having... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 3 Feb 2015
    ArticleJames Armistead went from slave, to spy, to...

    Rebecca’s note:  African Americans played a critical role in The Revolutionary War and helped change the course of world history. One such man was James Armistead, America’s first double-agent. Join me in learning more about his extraordinary contributions through author Karen Holt’s reflection on this unsung... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015
    ArticleSexuality & Faith: A New Course for Religious...

    The intersection of faith and sexuality is one that is often traveled with misconceptions and anxiety because the Church has mostly failed to offer thoughtful, helpful information and education. The Church has been more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to affirmation of our creation as God’s children of flesh and spirit.... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 26 Jan 2015
    ArticleImportant Milestone for There’s Something About...

    TE’A reached an important milestone this week in its creation of There’s Something About America. This past Saturday the Company came together for an Insight Design Lab (IDL), as we have eight times before. Until now, our IDLs have focused on learning the Insight approach to conflict transformation and exploring theatrical... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleThe Word of the Lord Was Rare in Those Days

    During the period of the Judges in Israel’s history, Israelite tribes formed a loose confederation. No central government existed and the people were led by ad hoc chieftains known as Judges. According to the Hebrew Scripture, it was a time when “the word of God was rare in those days.” (1 Samuel 3:1) I am reminded... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleI’d Take a Bullet for You

    Dear Michael Moore, It’s my job to bridge the veteran-civilian divide in America. However, this time I have to admit I’m unable to separate myself from the role of military veteran in order to maintain objectivity. Let me ask you a very simple question: Would you take a bullet for me?  I really want to know; I would... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleMartin Luther King Jr. Day: Marriage Equality &...

    It was a glorious day! It was the first day my marriage of 37 years to Paula was deemed legal in the state where we make our home—Florida! But in the middle of our marriage equality celebration—there was a lesson about race. More than a dozen couples stood in the early morning air on Tuesday morning at the Manatee... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 12 Jan 2015
    Article7 Reasons To “Queer" The New Year

    So, you’ve probably noticed the word “Queer” being used more and more. Do you find yourself wondering, “why use the word Queer?” Maybe you’re LGBTQ and wondering why Queer matters in your community. Well get your party hats on, because this post is a celebration of all things Queer, and you’re... more...

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