Trudy Goodman

From Trudy

Both Sides Now

Recently I took part in a process to settle an ethical matter. I saw how easy it is to see things from one way; how easy it is to objectify and blame someone who makes a harmful mistake; how easy it is to fall into knowing certainty and self-righteousness, how easy to forget to keep… Continue reading

From Trudy

Recently I had a chance to be part of a small seminar with Van Jones, TV host, author, and much more. A longtime activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Van has made it his mission to build bridges, challenging voters and viewers to stand in one another’s shoes and disagree constructively. The key… Continue reading

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No Form – Just Thank You

I changed five nouns in this poem for us, for now: “Thanks” by W. S. Merwin. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t mind a bit. It reminds me of Zen teacher Yvonne Rand’s last audible words before she passed away Wednesday evening: “No form – Just thank you” Listen with the night falling we are saying… Continue reading