As we begin the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the previous year and chat about the future. As Langston Hughes said, “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” Similarly, we have been thinking about our organization and getting serious about where we want to go in 2018.Read More
We live in a society where we would rather take, and use, than to give. It’s a shame. The beautiful ending to this story is the hope for the future. We can start over. We can make it so that those who come behind don’t have to deal with the same narrative.
Let's change the story, and begin something new. US. We can do that.Read More
Life sucks. Until it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, you don’t know what to do.
Now what?Read More
We humans are a collection of violent, depraved, decent, and amazing beings. We have communities of hatred and communities of love. We have violence in our DNA and compassion and selflessness in our hearts. How can these disparate realities exist at the same time?Read More
A collective of artists and performers and poets, known finally as Spencer's Vanguard, was to advance the mission of The Listening and "be great" in all that we did and in everything we created. We identified greatness in our diversity, in our hope, in our hurt, and in the community around us. If anyone was going to lead the charge, we were at least going to throw our hats in the ring.
Who can guess what happened next?Read More
These days, we must find every opportunity to be simple and enjoy the finer intangibles - joy, love, laughter, contentment. If the two-step or Milly Rock makes this one day that much more enjoyable, do you boo-boo. When tackling the deeper issues, however, we cannot afford to submit "fast-food activism".Read More