Clarity First Newsletter,
January 8, 2021

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”            

– Alvin Toffler

Clarity First Newsletter,
January 1, 2021

“There is no beginning to an end
But there is a beginning and an end
To beginning.”

– Gertrude Stein

Clarity First Newsletter,
December 25, 2020

“Perhaps it requires of you precisely this existential anxiety in order to begin. Precisely these days of transition are perhaps the period when everything in you is working..”              
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Clarity First Newsletter,
December 18, 2020

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence, summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance, winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

— Yoko Ono

Clarity First Newsletter,
December 11, 2020

“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.”                                                       – Barbara Kingsolver

Clarity First Newsletter,
December 4, 2020

“Life is only limited by our prejudices. Destroy them, and you cease to be at the mercy of yourself.”                                                                     – Mina Loy

Clarity First Newsletter,
November 27, 2020

“There’s no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is only an opportunity to do something else.”
– Ralph Steadman

Clarity First Newsletter,
November 20, 2020

“We must use what we have to invent what we desire.”

– Adrienne Rich

Clarity First Newsletter,
November 13, 2020

“I am an optimist. It’s going OK. I don’t believe anyone is going to stop the spirit of all the humans out there.”                                    
– Gillian Welch

Clarity First Newsletter,
November 6, 2020

“Life is short and the world is at least half terrible, and for every kind stranger, there is one who would break you, though I keep this from my children. I am trying to sell them the world…”
– Maggie Smith, Good Bones

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 30, 2020

“Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.”
 – Thich Nhat Hanh

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 23, 2020

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”
– Alice Walker

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 16, 2020

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.” – Howard Zinn

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 9, 2020

“It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.” – Doris Lessing

Clarity First Newsletter,
October 2, 2020

“Possibility is not a luxury; it is as crucial as bread.” – Judith Butler

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 25, 2020

“There is a myth that the purpose of education is to give one the means for upward mobility and success. The plain truth is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does need desperately more peacemakers, healers, restorers, story tellers, and lovers…” – David W. Orr

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 18, 2020

“Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come…” – Wangari Maathai

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 11, 2020

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Seuss

Clarity First Newsletter,
September 4, 2020

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 28, 2020

“Chance favors the connected mind.” – Steven Johnson

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 21, 2020

“So many institutions in our society need reinventing. The time has come for a new dream. That’s what being a revolutionary is.” – Grace Lee Bogs

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 14, 2020

“It is so important that we fight for the future, get into the game, get dirty, get experimental. How do we create and proliferate a compelling vision of economies and ecologies that center humans and the natural world over the accumulation of material?” – adrienne maree brown

Clarity First Newsletter,
August 7, 2020

“There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows

Clarity First Newsletter,
July 31, 2020

“The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you’re worrying about whether you’re hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you’re showing up, that you’re here and that you’re finding ever more capacity to love this world ….” – Joanna Macy