Obama’s Immigration Move

Nov 21

Obama’s Immigration Move

WHAT DOES THE LATINO COMMUNITY THINK ABOUT OBAMA’S executive action last night? Day late and a dollar short, or is he doing the best he can with Republicans blocking his every move? And why do I have a picture of Regan here?  Anyone remember 1986? What legislation should Congress write and pass? What are the real issues and what would solve this problem?

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Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Nov 11

Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Iraq war veteran Tomas Young just died. Before he died, he made this video. Show it at your next Saturday Salon to get right to the heart of why we go to war, how to honor veterans without glorifying war, and how to use our voice and vote to prevent all the useless and horrific damage war inflicts. Possible Talking Stick Starters: Can you be a patriot and still be...

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The Lunch Date

Nov 05

The Lunch Date

WATCH THIS 10-minute FILM at your next Saturday Salon instead of pulling a question from the hat. Then ask the simple question “What was this film about?”  You will be so surprised at the variety of answers you will get! Great way to learn something about yourself and others. Perception is everything! Things are not as obvious as we think they...

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Interstellar

Nov 03

Interstellar

“WE’RE NOT MEANT TO SAVE THE WORLD…we’re meant to leave it,” says Dr. Brand in Interstellar, “Nothing in this solar system can save us.” What do you think? Is it too late to save our world, or should we start building space ships? These are not esoteric questions – we’re making decisions every day that shout our...

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Obama Bad?

Oct 26

“Obama bad.” That’s what former Senator, John B. Breaux,  claims most Senate candidates feel about President Obama. AND HE’S A DEMOCRAT! Should this be a surprise? I say the higher we put someone on a pedestal, the more violently we tear them off that high perch. It’s predictable. Instead of doing the hard work it takes to be an...

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Personal Power

Oct 25

Personal Power

DO WE HAVE ANY? If you’re appalled, disgusted or angry about school shootings, species loss, terrorist attacks, or whatever else is on the evening news, what are you doing about it? Are you apathetic, or do you take action? How much can any of us do about any of it? Does the individual have any power? When I throw this question in the hat at a Saturday Salon,...

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Is it Too Late?

May 25

Is it Too Late?

Saturday Salon Question: What can be gained by talking deeply with people who hold views vastly different from your own? WE VISITED MY DAD THE OTHER DAY and I was surprised by how far right he’s become in his politics. Maybe he was always that way, but too polite to say. Being in your 80′s gives you a certain license to speak more freely. He asked me what...

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