Clarity First Newsletter, November 16, 2018

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ? Yoko Ono

Clarity First Newsletter, November 9th, 2018

Clarity First A notebook about how we work, and learn, love and live. On election night Debbie and I gathered with friends at our favorite local, Hope & Olive, so as not to be alone while we watched America cleave itself in two. We went prepared to be scared. Instead, we got to watch together the power of the system of checks and balances that […]

Clarity First Newsletter, November 2, 2018

“Don’t fight forces, use them.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Clarity First Newsletter, October 26, 2018

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct . . . ” – Carl Jung

The Clarity First Newsletter, October 19, 2018

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” – Toni Morrison

Clarity First Newsletter, October 12, 2018

“Our heads are round so that thought can change direction.” – Allen Ginsberg

Clarity First Newsletter, October 5, 2018

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ? Noam Chomsky

Clarity First Newsletter, September 28, 2018

“We’re all born into a story that is already in progress.” – Debbie Kates

Clarity First Newsletter, September 21, 2018

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard

Clarity First Newsletter, September 14, 2018

“The key to change is to let go of fear” – Rosanne Cash

Clarity First Newsletter, September 7, 2018

“We don’t all agree on everything, but we agree on Aretha.” – Reverend Al Sharpton, speaking at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

Clarity First Newsletter, August 31, 2018

“You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident.” – Twyla Tharp

Clarity First Newsletter, August 24, 2018

“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” – Bob Dylan

Clarity First Newsletter, August 17, 2018

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

Clarity First Newsletter, August 10, 2018

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde

Clarity First Newsletter, August 3, 2018

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed… And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict…you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved so that they can dialogue.” – Dolores Huerta

Clarity First Newsletter, July 27, 2018

“No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” – Alan Watts

Clarity First Newsletter, July 20, 2018

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Elna Baker

Clarity First Newsletter, July 13, 2018

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H. E. Luccock

Clarity First Newsletter, July 6, 2018

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Clarity First Newsletter, June 29, 2018

“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” – John Coltrane

Clarity First Newsletter, June 22, 2018

“Governments stand because people sit; if people stand, governments will sit.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Clarity First Newsletter, June 15, 2018

“Our best hope for the future is not to get people to think of all humanity as family – that’s impossible. It lies, instead, in an appreciation of the fact that, even if we don’t empathize with distant strangers, their lives have the same value as the lives of those we love.” – Paul Bloom

Clarity First Newsletter, June 8, 2018

“There’s an alternative. There’s always a third way, and it’s not a combination of the other two ways. It’s a different way.” – David Carradine