15
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Nine - The Graduation Ceremony

After lots of singing and talking we arrive at the moment of receiving my diploma. It was my good fortune and delight to be presented the degree by two of my favorite people, Jody Nyquist and David Domke.
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9
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Eight - Once We Cross That Bridge

Threshold moments are important to the human experience. They can be sacred or secular. We celebrate births and deaths. There are marriage rituals. Before their first birthdays my two grandsons were welcomed into their church with ceremonies involving baptism, confirmation, and communion.
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2
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Seven - What We Leave Behind

In this section I’m getting ready to receive my college degree 50 years after I might have graduated. I describe issues we were confronting half a century ago that we continue to deal with to this day.
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27
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Six - Awake in Someone’s Garden

We are a culture that values action and doing. Too often we define or measure ourselves by things we accomplish and how those things “stack up” against others.
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13
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Five - On The Shoulders of Giants

This section further illustrates the idea that we are all in this together, and that we are all somehow connected. It also touches on the idea that those who came before us can both haunt us as ghosts or help show us the way as guides or guardians.
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5
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Four - We Are Not Alone

One of the things that has become clearer to me over the years is that – like it or not, know it or not – we are not alone. We are all in this together. We are somehow connected to each other and all living things – often in ways that we may not be aware of and cannot easily define or explain.
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30
Jun 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Three - The Importance of Faith

In this section I talk about discovering the importance of faith - though not necessarily religious faith - while preparing to become part of a Civil Rights Pilgrimage in 2014.
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23
Jun 2019

Graduation Celebration - Shame as a doorway to grace

This Podcast talks about how and why I went back to college to do the work to obtain a degree. My family story is similar to many.  My grandfather came to America so his children could have an opportunity at a better life. His children and/or their spouses became doctors, dentists, professors, and engineers.
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15
Jun 2019

Graduation Celebration - Mountains, Metaphors, & Un-walked Miles

50 years after dropping out of college to become a member of the folk group, The Brothers Four, I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Department of Communications at the University of Washington. I felt the occasion needed to be duly celebrated. Because I was going to be touring with The Brothers Four at the time of the formal UW graduation, I chose to mark the moment in front of family and friends with songs, stories, and special guests.
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