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

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Episodes of my podcast series: 99 - a Weekly 9-Minute Spiritual Journey
Horseshoe Bend Grand Canyon
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Andrew

Strength battles Softness—and loses

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series 99: a journey

Do you ever get frustrated because…. well… you have so much… you have all the tools you need, on paper, but in spite of your best efforts, it’s just NOT WORKING!

Today’s episode of 99 is about slowing down and letting things happen when they want to happen.

Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? Or seen pictures of it?

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world and it’s basically rock that’s been worn away by water.

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Ball of Orange Yarn
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What answer is hidden in plain sight?

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series 99: a journey

Many spend their lives striving for something, not knowing exactly what or why. Today, let’s explore both of those things: the what and the why.  This series, 99, is a project of Prolificate. Prolificate is where I write, podcast, and talk about people that help leave the world a better place.

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Photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash
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Andrew

Who Are You – Really?

This entry is part of 14 in the series 99: a journey

Think of how much has changed. In your whole life, just over the last few days, or whatever comes to mind. Go ahead. I’ll give you a moment to get a sense of it. Even if I don’t know you, I know this much about you. You wouldn’t be here –

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The Secret of Our Suffering

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series 99: a journey

What is your purpose in this life? Why have you had to suffer so much? How is it that some people have opportunities fall in their lap while you’re over here working twice as hard for half as much? It’s about justice, really, isn’t it? All things being equal, everybody should

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Blog Posts and other special features
Various faces in a crowd
Blog
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

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Wheel of religious symbols
Blog
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,

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Nikki Haley
Blog
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

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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?

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