*This is part of a series breaking down my Aliveness Scaffolding to discuss our collective (un)learning of racism in America. Today I talk about Engagement, the fifth practices outlined in my Scaffolding. Going from engagement to quasi-engagement to disengagement and back again. It’s like an old, wooden-track roller coaster -- tossing me side to side against all the hard edges of things. I’m deep in this back-and-forth-ness, and I’ve never felt such unease. Am I this suscept
*This is part of a series breaking down my Aliveness Framework to discuss our collective (un)learning of racism in America. Today I talk about Vulnerability, the fourth practices outlined in my Framework. It’s uncomfortable and easy to avoid. But I’d argue that vulnerability is at the crux of everything we’re here in this life to do. And it has many shapes and forms. It’s tough conversations. It’s putting our art into the world even though it’s more done than finished.