The Unbending Intent of a Warrior

There is an apparent contradiction in don Juan’s teachings regarding the warrior’s life; but it really is not a contradiction, only a paradox.  He tells Castaneda that a warrior is fluid, flexible, and unpredictable.  A warrior has no routines.  In fact, the warrior intentionally disrupts any routines that happen to form.  On the other hand, Read More …

Why I Like The Testing Trilogy

It’s a little tricky because at first I wasn’t sure I liked it.  Too many things that happened made me think it was a Hunger Games/The Giver/Divergent/The Maze Runner rip-off, but sometimes this is difficult to get around because of the common tropes in YA dystopian fiction. It starts out with a graduation ceremony similar Read More …

A Nation Divided

My B.A. degree is in political science and economics, with a double minor in history and international studies, which I chose because I have a deep abiding commitment to nonviolence in the world and thought I would work in government, particularly diplomacy. Instead I became a facilitator of nonviolent communication, working for the Rocky Mountain Read More …