Road to DC: Chapel Hill, North Carolina — As I pulled our car into the parking lot of our roadside hotel in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a voice called out across the way. “You’re not coming all the way from California, are you?” It’s usually the large ‘Pop the Bubble— a conversation road trip’ magnet on […]
Road to DC: Sacramento, CA — Our first stop of the Pop the Bubble Conversation Tour. Hosts Kate Karpillow and Steve Sanders brought together six young professionals working on various social issues ranging from education to the environment to local sex trafficking. Five were Latino, one who immigrated when she was five. Another came to this country ten years ago from Nairobi, and […]
Our California-to-DC Conversation Road Trip is coming together! Our website’s up (please share!), our route’s planned, and people across the country are responding to our invitation to connect and talk.* We’re hopeful our country’s current discord and disruption can be fertile ground for a new and deeper conversation, one that leads toward a unifying vision of who we want […]
These are turbulent times, and I’m compelled to do something. Tossed about by a fast-changing world our institutions seem ill-equipped to handle, it’s up to us to right ourselves, and to find some common ground on which we all can land. In that spirit, and in collaboration with a diverse consortium of non-profit organizations I work with, […]
One does not understand an earthquake simply by comparing the buildings that fell with those that still stand. You have to go deep into the underlying dynamics of the ground on which those buildings rest.
I woke up this morning in Lake Tahoe, looking over a still and beautiful lake, trying to take in the reality of a Trump presidency with the same calmness that I saw before me.