Category Archives: Challenging the Status Quo

Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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Resistance

Things are going to be bad or worse than bad for quite a while. You know what, though? This is what I keep reminding myself of: Things have been bad and worse before. And people resisted. Continue reading

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“More or Better?” – Revisited and Updated

Carol A. Hand For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And … Continue reading

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Pondering Power and Possibilities

Carol A. Hand Do you ever begin writing without a clear message or destination in mind? Yesterday and today are like that for me. I’m still surrounded by a sea of ice permanently bonded to sidewalks and earth, watching as … Continue reading

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Ah — The — Um — Clicker/ A Reblog

Carol A. Hand This was originally published on August 25, 2013. I thought of this experience again this morning when I decided to join my class via conference call rather than drive on hazardous snow-covered roads. It reminds me why … Continue reading

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The Problem with Paradigms – Day Two

Carol A. Hand I would like to begin by again thanking Rosaliene Bacchus for nominating me to participate in a challenge: “Three Quotes for Three Days.” Rosaliene, who can be found at Three Worlds One Vision, has a fascinating background. … Continue reading

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Brief Reflections about Standing Rock – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Carol A. Hand Today a young woman is in critical condition due to escalating police violence, all so corporations can pollute and profit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standing-rock-arm-amputation_us_5834853ee4b09b6055ff01ec. Her only “crime” was standing in peaceful solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors to prevent corporations … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Update

Carol A. Hand The news from Standing Rock, North Dakota, is alarming. I’m not sure if the link below will take to you to a recent video of escalating police violence, but it greeted me this morning when I visited … Continue reading

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The Problem with Paradigms – Day One

Carol A. Hand I would like to begin by thanking Rosaliene Bacchus for nominating me to participate in a challenge: “Three Quotes for Three Days.” Rosaliene, who can be found at Three Worlds One Vision, has a fascinating background. She … Continue reading

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