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I am passionate about:
Sustainability, arrived at by reducing our fears & increasing the accuracy of our understanding!
A little known fact about me is:
Once upon a time I was an engineer designing weapon systems for the Vietnam war :(
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Portland, OR, United States
Sustainability activist for all life
"Let's not win the "battle(s)" only to lose the "war." (sorry for the metaphor)"
As a young, naive engineer designing weapon systems (1970's), I was fortunate that people I met gave me accurate information and human support necessary for me to gain enough perspective to decide to walk away from that job! That experience, of being a good person doing bad work, informs my efforts today to empower others (on their terms). I've been an activist ever since (40+ years) in most progressive causes. I've earned/learned from my involvement with peer counseling, children, rights movements (farmworkers, gays, women), anti-nuclear activism, auto mechanic, voicemail designer, & more....