October 29, 2018
In this episode, I'm talking to my younger (but infinitely wiser!) cousin Olivia Arnold about the amazing journeys she took during her undergraduate career at Northeastern University. Olivia reported on nighttime breaking news for The Boston Globe, served as editor-in-chief of her campus newspaper, reported on the refugee crisis in Greece, and worked at non-profits in Zambia and India. Olivia has so much wisdom to share about engaging with the world with humility, empathy and passion. She's a brilliant example of how, if we allow ourselves to wander and follow our curiosity, we can eventually find ourselves exactly where we're meant to be.
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October 22, 2018
For two years, Hilarie Bninski lived in an intentional community as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, while she worked at a crisis nursery and then a domestic violence shelter. She and her housemates practiced the JVC Northwest values of spirituality, simple living, social justice, community and ecological justice. During our conversation, Hilarie talks about what she learned from intentional living, the intersection of spirituality and service, and describes her month-long pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.
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October 11, 2018
Poet Marina Carreira and I talk about her new full-length collection of poetry, Save the Bathwater (Get Fresh Books LLC, 2018), a book that draws from her experiences growing up in a Luso-American immigrant family in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey. Marina describes the immigrant experience of "existing in two places at once," and she brings honesty and tenderness to this portrait of a family that is raw, real and pulsing with life. Ultimately, she shows how love and forgiveness have shaped her relationship to her family, her culture, her own layered identities, and her work as an artist bent on justice.
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