Stand up and take a part

If you are like me you were probably getting tired of hearing the repeal and replace mantra concerning The Affordable Care Act.

Andy Fry
A great time to be alive

The words of Martin Luther King Jr. express enduring confidence in humankind even in a time of unrest with much in common with the present.

Andy Fry
Notes on nourishing activism

The second principle of the Earth Charter addresses the need to care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.

Andy Fry
Transparency

One of the issues I find most disturbing and scary is the on-going tense relationship between the free press and the new administration.

Andy Fry
Second that emotion

I hope you got to watch the tribute to Smokey Robinson Friday evening as he received the annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Earth Charter
How long?

How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?

Earth Charter
Beauty of the Alps

This Symphony tribute to the Alpine mountains reminded me of one of the Earth Charter principles I usually do not give sufficient time and thought. It reads as follows: “Secure Earth’s bounty and beauty for present and future generations.”

Earth Charter
Unity Principles

It seems fitting, on this celebration day of Martin Luther King Jr., to talk about “Unity Principles.”

Earth Charter
Farewell SI2016

Many thanks to all of you who helped track and celebrate the green movement in Indiana as a Bicentennial legacy. Now, let’s take it to a whole new level, together.

Earth Charter
Peace is never quiet

Pope Francis is no platitudinarian, so when I came across his 10 tips for bringing more joy into one’s life, I attended to them eagerly.

Andy Fry
Silence

I, like many people, have been concerned about a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. While I abhorred this idea, I felt helpless to prevent it.

Earth Charter
Reasons to be Grateful

As you surely do, I always try to keep myself in a place of gratefulness. But indeed many times I’ve found the special need to step away, be quiet and simply name that which fills and sustains me...

Andy Fry
What Now?

I’ve been through several national elections. Sometimes the Democrats win and sometimes the Republicans win. It’s what we Americans do. The reins of government are passed on to a new administration peacefully. It’s what we do.

Andy Fry