Last February after church service one Sunday, I was glad to give some moral support to a fellow who felt understandably frustrated over dealing with an overly cautious mayor on the local Human Rights Committee. This individual would have made a fabulous Committee member and others thought so too, but many of us knew even then how unlikely the mayor would appoint this impassioned, vibrant, caring man. I came away from that conversation thinking how I was likely to have many more exchanges like this, a common theme being giving or receiving encouragement to stay engaged in the face of obstacles, which are often fear-based. I felt heartened to be arriving in such an active, concerned community. We’re in for a long haul, I thought to myself, but onward with the Resistance!
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I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age. These are my rantings, reviews, and reflections. If nothing else, I hope you find something worth reading here and leave the rest. View all posts by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan