I spent a lot of my life hiding how I saw the world and what was important to me. I over-correct sometimes and over share. This might be one of those times. These are a bunch of video and writings that I’ve done in the last 25 years. I put the a few in bold that express some of the things I care most about. I still have a longing to be seen, which is why I’m sharing them with you. Maybe when I grow up, I’ll have less need to both hide and be seen.
Michael, putting this together in Dec. 2018
Starting back in my college days…
Easter Weekend in Kirksville
A video I made of a playful weekend in college. These friends taught me that I didn’t have to be alone in the world.
End of Philosophy and the Rise of Film
My philosophy thesis in college
How I Believe Change Happens: Noncooperation With Evil Systems, Cooperation with God. This is an essay based on my experience helping with nonviolence trainings for protesters.
Spirit of Institutions blog (posts from 2008 – 2015)
Spirit of Institutions Sabbatical Report” (2009)
A video of a talk I did after a year long sabbatical, where I was seeking to learn about the integration of spirituality and institutional change
At River’s Edge blog (posts from Jan – Dec 2015)
Janet Hagberg’s blog
Releasing the Core Gift of Quakerism
An article about the future of Quakerism
Beyond the Cult of Self-Development
A talk I did for friends about a place I saw myself getting stuck
Stories of my adventures with brain cancer
The Interior Castle
A video I made with Isaiah, relating my experience to Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle.
Life Saving Quaker Practice
An article for Friends Journal about finding a spiritual practice in relationship with the river.
The Healing Power of Stores
From a video from a story session I did with my neuro-oncologist
Stories of Patterns in Relationship with Death
Mississippi River Story Map
A project where I gathered many stories of relationship with the river. Here’s my story. There are also stories from the rest of my family, and some dear friends on the map.
A blog post for End in Mind
Healing Across Generations
A video about how my healing is connected with my dad and others
Thanks for seeing me, friends.