Author Archives: Don

About Don

Social entrepreneur, Educator, Open Source Advocate

Finding wholeness and holiness from a cranky and beautiful woman

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have now read three of her books this summer. She’s an incredible author who really speaks to me and my … Continue reading

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What we don’t know can hurt us

A friend who is suffering with a bout of poison ivy shared information about the increased prevalence of poison ivy in our environment and the increased toxicity of the plant. This is brought on by increased levels of CO2 in … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath and release

With those words my prostate cancer surgeon released me from life with a catheter. I’m grateful that I’m no longer tethered. I was learning to get along with these extras. They provided the necessary bridge to health after the robotic … Continue reading

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Reformation of Discovery and Healing

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was the second book I’ve read in the past week by the author and I found her insights keen and a welcome conversation to what is … Continue reading

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Grateful for the journey

My life has had a lot of ups and downs in the past year. I don’t want to recount them now. A few months ago I learned from expert medical attention that I have prostate cancer. Who isn’t afraid of … Continue reading

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Prayers for Healing and Wholeness

On Monday they’re going to make me a holey man. Being holey isn’t the same as holiness and yet these doctors who’ll be making me holey will be using incisions and robotically assisted instruments to return me to health and … Continue reading

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Be Relentless

Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm by Hamish Brewer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hamish Brewer is anything but typical. A tattooed skateboard riding principal whose zest for life and education transcends tradition, culture, place and every … Continue reading

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