Tag Archives | We were made for these times

Martin Leyva | Love will keep us together

Eight years ago when Martin Leyva walked out of Chino State Prison, a guard told him: “We’ll leave the lights on for you…” insinuating that Leyva would be back. Instead, seven years later, Leyva walked across the stage to accept his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Leyva’s youth and early adulthood reflected the toughness and bravado he believed were required for survival. Dropping out […]

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MOON Shine | We were made for these times

“I did not tell you that it would be okay, because I have never believed it would be okay. What I told you is what your grandparents tried to tell me: that this is your country, that this is your world, that this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates “As there is power in fear, there is power […]

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Joanna Zarkadas | In the time before time

Before the world was even new Before time was ever measured Before I dressed myself in bones and skin I knew you I knew the sweet gentleness Of your being The wisdom that dwells deep in your soul I knew the many gifts you have to share I knew the very best of you And you knew me We sang each other’s songs And prayed each other’s prayers We were […]

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Clarissa Pinkola Estés | Do not lose heart, We were made for these times

Mis estimados queridos, My Esteemed Ones: Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now. It is true, one has to have strong cojones and ovarios to withstand much of what passes for “good” in our culture today. Abject disregard of what the […]

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