Episodes of my podcast series: 99 - a Weekly 9-Minute Spiritual Journey
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99

99.22 Patience of an Ant

This entry is part of 24 in the series 99: a journey

Are you always setting goals? Always striving for something? Are you certain that you’re ALMOST THERE, and when you finally get that one thing or do that one thing, THEN you will have arrived?? No? Good. Because that makes one of us who knows the secret here. Being an interfaith student and soon-to-be minister, I’ve come

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99.21 Kindness like Dumbledore

This entry is part 1 of 24 in the series 99: a journey

I’m speaking to the part of you that is lonely. The part you don’t let anyone see because it’s just too painful. I’m talking to the part of you that was unkind, or dishonest, or hateful. I’m talking to that part of you that was there in the moments you’re least proud of. Maybe even ashamed.

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99.19 How to Take the Right Steps

This entry is part 3 of 24 in the series 99: a journey

Are you impatient sometimes? Do you look to the future as the solution to your problems? (Like I sometimes do). I catch myself in this mode when I’m browsing eBay or amazon for the next cool piece of electronic gear, or I remember that time I bought a jeep. Oh was that 4 -wheeler going to

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Recent Episodes of my Podcast. Interviews, random musings.
unlearning everyday racism
Podcast
Andrew

Unlearning Everyday Racism

I recently spoke with Kalissa Scopes of Unlearning Everyday Racism. This was, at times, an emotional interview (for me). Not to spoil this, but toward the end of our conversation I ask Kalissa what she’s most afraid of. What she answered was profoundly moving.

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2018 Election Season Special: How to get what you want

This is a special election season edition of Prolificate. Where I talk about finding everyday spirituality in our lives.  Whatever your job, whatever your life experience, whatever you hope for the world to be, I want to offer you a moment of peace and perspective. Are you angry?  Do you want some things to change? Do

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Ali Boone, Spiritual Entrepreneur
Podcast
Andrew

Meet Ali Boone – Spiritual Engineer and Real Estate Investor

I had the pleasure of interviewing a real dynamo this week. Ali Boone is a serial achiever. With a background in aerospace engineering and real estate investing, Ali’s life path has been pretty impressive when viewed from the outside.  What was more impressive to me is what’s going on inside. While it may look like she

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Blog Posts and other special features
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Andy

Immigration: gender matters.

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part V For this final installment, I want to look at gender and how it interplays with immigration. Perhaps it would be helpful to clarify the baseline definition of gender. The following is adapted from the Apple dictionary entry: Gender: “either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to

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Andy

Why do Immigrants bring their religion with them?

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part IV Immigrants are sometimes recognizable in a host society by the ways they act differently. One of the more recognizable ways of acting can be motivated by religion. I am thinking of a taxi driver I once saw stop his car, retrieve a prayer rug from the trunk, and perform salat – ritual

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Nikki Haley
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Andy

Race & Ethnicity: our Favorite Fairytales

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Immigration

What is race? What is ethnicity? The photo above provides the perfect opening to this story. Is the woman in the photo White? Latina? Middle Eastern? If you don’t know her, her name is Nimrata Randhawa, now known as “Nikki” Haley — daughter of Sikh immigrants from India and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Haley is considered

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Andy

Immigrant or expat? It’s about power.

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Immigration

Immigration Series: Part II In the previous post, I talked about the word immigrant as a label for people who move into a country or place. Like all language, ours contains subtlety and nuance. Use of the word immigrant, though it may seem straightforward, implies a certain set of assumptions though, no? Hearing a sentence like: “Jessica

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