Friday, September 29, 2023

Stasha Ginsburg on the Living Mystery That Infuses the Equinox

I appreciate the following words of Stasha Ginsburg, first published on her Facebook page, The Wild Matryoshka, on the autumnal equinox of last Saturday (September 23).


Equinox is a living mystery infused with life/death/life force. A wheel goes around and around. A spiral evolves.

Snakes who shed their skins know the truth of ancient mysteries. Belly to dust. Skin to soil. Soil to soul.

We turn and churn and are woven within and without. This life, a temple for remembering, a vessel for transformation, a song of becoming.

Seasons. Opposites. An ancient cross before the church said so, marking points on a map, on the songline of a year. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter.

Each season a seasoning. An entering. A kind of mating call. To listen. To the beloved. Within and beyond. To the sacred keeper of time. To the Sophia in natura. To the divine intelligence. To the Divine.

We shed stories like snakes shedding skins. We court shadows. We court the light. In fall, the letting go. But also, the striving for light. Holding stars in our eyes, in our hearts. We believe more than the stories they tell us.

We are the new stories growing new skins.

Stasha Ginsburg
via Facebook
September 23, 2023

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Autumn: Season of Transformation and Surrender
A Time of Transformation
Autumnal Thoughts and Visions (2022)
Autumn . . . Within and Beyond (2021)
Autumn . . . Within and Beyond (2018)
Autumn . . . Within and Beyond (2016)
O Sacred Season of Autumn
“Thou Hast Thy Music Too”
Autumn Psalm
“This Autumn Land Is Dreaming”
Autumn’s “Wordless Message”
Autumnal (and Rather Pagan) Thoughts on the Making of “All Things New”
Brigit Anna McNeill on Hearing the Wild and Natural Call to Go Inwards

Image: Maxim Sukharev.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Resting in the Presence of the Beloved

I share today my adaptation of Lesson 109, “I Rest in God,” from A Course in Miracles – Volume II: Workbook for Students.

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to meditate on these words in very intentional and consistent ways. This is because I’ve been very aware these past few weeks that there is much going on in the world – and within my own life – that is unsettling and capable of provoking worry and fear.

The words of Lesson 109, words I trust come from the Beloved One, offer both a guiding light and a healing balm to all that threatens to obscure the holy peace already (and always) deep within me – deep within all of us. It is the peace of the Beloved One, which is my preferred term for God, the Divine Presence at the heart of all things.

As with the previous adaptations of A Course in Miracles I’ve shared (see here, here, here and here), if this one resonates with you, feel free to make it even more meaningful by using your preferred images and words: “God,” “Allah,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Holy One,” “Great Spirit,” “Father,” “Mother.” . . . I trust they all serve as different pathways leading up the same holy mountain; or, to use another metaphor, different gateways leading inwards to our center, the deepest part of which we all share. For as Henri Nouwen so beautifully reminds us: “In the depths of my being, I meet my fellow humans with whom I share [all things].”

NOTE: The adaptaion I share today is the one I sometimes share with my patients in my work as a Palliative Care interfaith spiritual health provider (or chaplain).


I rest in God today.

This thought will bring me
the rest and quiet,
the peace and stillness,
and the safety and deep healing
I seek.

I rest in God today.

This thought will carry me
through storms and strife,
past discomfort and pain,
past loss and death,
and onward to the certainty of God.

This is a day of peace
for I rest in God today.
And while the outer world
is torn by winds of confusion and fear,
my rest remains completely undisturbed.
Mine is the rest of truth;
the truth of God’s transforming Love.
I trust that when I open myself to this Love,
I have no burdens, no anxiety,
no fear of the future and no past regrets.
It is in God’s timelessness that I rest.

And so I close my eyes and surrender into
the stillness of this present moment.
I let this time of rest reassure my mind that all is well.
I let my mind be still and thankful
for this awareness, this healing.
No more fearful thoughts will come
now that I rest in God.

As I enter into this time of rest,
I surrender to God anything that causes distress.
I open myself to the presence of God
within me and all around me.
I rest in this presence and trust that
my time with God will make a difference.
My circumstances may remain the same
but I will be changed.
Such is the miracle of God’s transforming love,
ever present, here and now.

I rest in God today.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Stepping Out of Time and Resting Your Mind
In the Stillness and Silence of This Present Moment
God Rest Us
Allow Everything to Rest Right Now
The Beauty and Challenge of Being Present in the Moment
Today I Will Be Still
Cultivating Stillness
I Need Do Nothing . . . I Am Open to the Living Light
A Sacred Pause
Aligning With the Living Light
Mystical Participation
Dwelling in Peace
Inner Peace
The Soul’s Beloved
You Are My Goal, Beloved One
Be In My Mind, Beloved One
Your Peace Is With Me, Beloved One
Beloved and Antlered
Meeting (and Embodying) the Lover God
Finding Balance in the Presence of the Beloved
The Light Within

Image: At Pelican Lake, Glenwood, MN – August 19, 2023. (Photo: Angela Hanson)

Friday, September 22, 2023

The Summer of My Wildebeest-of-a-Bike

Thanks to my friend Deandre, I was able to enjoy bike riding this summer. This was because back in June, he found on the Internet a very reasonably priced Raleigh. Yes, Deandre has a real knack for finding sweet deals online.

I call it my wildebeest-of-a-bike. Why? Because the shape and angle of its handlebars are, to my eyes, similar to the horns of a wildebeest!

I love the following comment my dear friend Bernie shared on Facebook.

Mr B, you are a wildebeest at heart! 💜 Get out there and ride till your heart is full of freedom, fresh air and nature!

And that’s exactly what I strived to do this summer! . . . The summer of my wildebeest-of-a-bike, and the summer that ends today.

This evening I take a look back at this summer and how, since early June, I’ve been regularly cycling on the bike paths along both sides of the Mississippi River near my home in south Minneapolis. I’ve discovered that it’s a great way to both decompress after my work day and get in better shape.

For these reasons I hope to continue riding my wildebeest-of-a-bike into the autumn . . . and for as long as I can before it gets too dark and cold to do so.


Back in the spring of 2007, when I was living in St. Paul, I shared the following at The Wild Reed.

One of my favorite places to which I enjoy riding my bike, “Kongoni,” is a spot on the river bluffs below the University of St. Thomas. It’s a very peaceful place to sit, reflect, journal, and pray. Sometimes I simply sit in the warm sun and watch as the swallows dart back and forth across the great river. Occasionally, a barge – ladened with gravel or sand – will pass slowly by.

The sight of the nearby Lake St./Marshall Ave. Bridge and the dull and distant roar of planes from the airport, are often the only reminders that one is in the midst of a major metropolitan area. It’s quite amazing, really.

It’s interesting, don’t you think, that I also named the bike I had 16 years ago after a type of antelope – the kongoni, or hartebeest! . . . But then again, it’s not that surprising given that I’ve always had a love for the many different varieties of African antelopes – kudu, bongo, gazelle, sassaby, reedbuck, impala, kob, gerenuk, bushbuck, beira . . . the list goes on. I dare say my love as a child of the TV series Kimba the White Lion (right) accounts for my affinity with so many African animals, antelopes included.

On my bike rides this past summer, I’d often visit my “favorite spot” of all those years ago. Indeed, it’s still a favorite place of mine, and features in a number of this post’s photos, including above and the opening and closing images.




See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Out and About – Spring 2023
June Vignettes
July Vignettes
August Vignettes
A Summer Sunset Psalm
Summer Vignettes (2022)
Summer’s Parting Gift (2022)
Summer’s End (2021)
Summer Blooms (2021)
Respite By the River (2020)
O Breath of Summer (2020)
In Summer Light (2014)
Spring in Minnesota (2007)

Images: Michael J. Bayly (except wildebeest images, the photographers of which are unknown).

In St. Paul Schools, “Trans Advocacy Is Always Advocacy for Everyone”

The Wild Reed’s 2023 Queer Appreciation series concludes this evening with a wonderfully positive story from right here in the Twin Cities – the city of St. Paul, in fact. It's a story that reminds me of how we need to listen more to young people and let them lead the way on issues which for many older people are often confusing and thus contentious.

I heard this particular story while driving to work and listening to Minnesota Public Radio News. Following is the print version from the MPR News website.


In St. Paul Schools, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
Have Proven Safer for All Students

By Elizabeth Shockman

Minnesota Public Radio News
September 22, 2023

In 2016, Johnson Senior High School in St. Paul made a choice that was ahead of its time: to remove gendered bathrooms and install single-occupancy, gender-neutral restrooms.

It’s now a topic of political debate in many places, but while some are questioning whether schools should have gender-neutral bathrooms, Johnson Senior High School has had them long enough to have answers on the impact they have on students.

When you walk through the front door of the building, the bathrooms, in black and green tile, are one of the first things you see. They’re integrated into the hallway: a line of completely private stalls with floor to ceiling doors and no see-through gaps.

The sinks are communal and the door locks have indicators on both the inside and outside to show whether or not a stall is occupied. There’s a wheelchair-accessible stall with sinks for ritual washing and a small closet for students who want to use the stalls for prayer.

It’s simultaneously more private and more open than the typical gendered American public school restroom.

Tom Parent, who is executive director of operations for the district, said the design was intentional and new.

“It was a flipping of the mentality from an institutional, ‘How do we provide this amenity at the greatest quantity?’ to ‘How do we do this in a way that actually meets the needs of kids developmentally in the school culture as a whole?’” Parent said.

The gender-neutral restrooms are now the model not just at Johnson, but at 14 schools in the district – including elementary and middle schools.

“We heard from the student leadership group here about the negative impacts that the bathrooms had on the school experience,” Parent said. “Kids didn't feel safe or respected (with the old model). They avoided going to the bathroom all day, because they didn't feel like that was a spot where they could feel safe and supported.”

Char Alexander [right] is a sophomore at Johnson. She said the school’s old restrooms were dark and dingy.

The huge gaps under the doors sometimes made her feel unsafe – kids sometimes passed their phones underneath. School leaders said the restrooms were places where bullying, vandalism and smoking sometimes happened.

The new bathroom model isn’t perfect – sometimes an inconsiderate classmate will leave a mess. But Char said the new bathrooms feel more inclusive, not just for gender nonbinary students.

“It’s also inclusive to people who just don't feel like they want to go to the bathroom where the stalls are open,” she said.

Char said the newer bathrooms feel cleaner, lighter, more open, easier to access and safer. She also said the lighting makes them a preferred spot to film TikTok videos.

“The lighting in the bathrooms is actually amazing,” Char said. “The bathroom TikToks are very real whether you do them off the sink or whether you do them in the mirror. Or the actual stall itself. The lighting falls on you really good.”

St. Paul school leaders said the number of kids who felt unsafe in restrooms was reduced by more than half when they changed the design to gender-neutral single-stall facilities.

There are fewer students smoking in bathrooms, less vandalism, less bullying, fewer lines and more kids washing their hands. When districts around the state were dealing with broken plumbing and soap dispensers from the Devious Licks social media trend a few years ago, Johnson Sr. High saw no vandalism.

Assistant principal Kevin Davis said the new model is better than what the school had previously.

“This is far more accessible to kids . . . nobody has to wait anymore . . . a lot of our staff use them too because of the convenience, really,” Davis said.

“Now that you have a space where people are actually using it, yes, you go through so many more paper towels and much more toilet paper because kids are much more comfortable being here. And so it does take a little more effort on a custodial crew to make sure that we’ve got this clean, beautiful space that kids can use.”

“Trans advocacy is advocacy for everyone”

A group of Minnesota lawmakers this last session worked to get money to schools that want to install gender-neutral restrooms in their schools. State Rep. Alica ‘Liish’ Kozlowski, DFL-Duluth, sponsored the legislation, arguing it would “destigmatize as well as support” students.

“That’s good for LGBTQ students as well students that have accessibility needs . . . students with physical disabilities, (students who are) caretakers of a different gender, families with small children – the list goes on and on,” Kozlowski said.

The bill, which was passed as part of a larger omnibus package, provides grants of up to $75,000 per site to help schools cover the cost of renovating or constructing single-stall, gender-neutral restroom facilities.

Duluth Public Schools will be one of the first recipients of the grant money. School officials there said that they will start the planning and design process next year, and that the plan is to get input from students on how the restrooms should look and function.

Bill sponsors argued gender-neutral, single-stall restrooms would be particularly beneficial in making schools safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ+ students.

“It was really important to us to say that we have a right to be free from harassment, free from anything other than being able to use the bathroom in peace,” said State Rep. Leigh Finke, DFL-St. Paul, who was part of the coalition of lawmakers that prioritized the bill.

A 2013 national school climate survey of thousands of LGBTQ+ students found nearly two-thirds of transgender students avoided using school bathrooms because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable, compared to only 40 percent of all other student groups.

For Finke, legislation that prioritizes trans students is beneficial for all students.

“Trans advocacy is always advocacy for everyone,” she said.

Back in St. Paul, students and school officials said the gender-neutral bathrooms weren’t just safer for non-binary students, they were safer for everyone.

“Good design is good design,” said St. Paul Public Schools communications specialist Ryan Stanzel. “And inclusivity is about everything.”

Elizabeth Shockman
(with contribution from MPR News reporter Kyra Miles)
Minnesota Public Radio News
September 22, 2023

For the previous installments of the 2023 Queer Appreciation series, see:
Angela Kade Goepferd on the “Manufactured Controversy” Targeting Gender-Affirming Care
The Bigger Box of Crayons We All Deserve
Transgender in America Today
Accounting for the Backlash
Celebrating Every Body
Three Radical (Religious) Ideas for Queer Liberation

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Gabbi Pierce on the “Evolution of Gender”
Judith Butler on the Reactionary Movement and Fascist Trend Opposed to Diverse Ideas About Gender
Francis DeBernardo: Quote of the Day – September 21, 2016
Terry Weldon: Quote of the Day – August 20, 2015
Samantha Allen: Quote of the Day – August 14, 2015
Catholics Recognize and Celebrate the Truth of Transgender People: “Their Quest for Authenticity Is a Quest for Holiness”
Lisa Leff on Five Things to Know About Transgender People
Trans 101

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Stepping Out of Time

. . . and resting your mind

I share this evening a reflection written by Lana Carolan, one that she recently shared on the Facebook page for the Foundation for Inner Peace. This foundation is dedicated to publishing, distributing and discussing the writings collectively known as A Course in Miracles (ACIM).

I find Lana’s advice on how to still and quiet the mind to be very wise. It’s advice that rings true for me. It also aligns with Lana’s understanding of what it means to live the Course in Miracles. This living, says Lana, is all about “training my mind to begin each and every day with the choice for God.”

Such a choice, Lana says, means “keeping my mind present and mindful of what I am doing here and now, and being fully invested in this present moment. . . . It means bringing God with me in whatever I am doing. For me, that means bringing Love to everything I am doing.”

Beautiful and challenging words, to be sure!

Following are Lana’s thoughts on directing and placing our focus and attention on this present moment so as to be fully present with God.


Step out of time and rest your mind.

I’m often asked,“How do I still and quiet the mind?” Here are a few of the practices I've discovered over the years that I’ve found to be helpful. I hope they prove helpful to you as well.

Notice that when you bring your full focus and attention to any activity, i.e. reading, writing, meditating, or even watching TV, you are aware of only that activity. I’ve found that it is just about impossible for the mind to be present with God AND at the same time engaged with the thinking mind of the ego. I’m either present, here and now with God, OR my mind is occupied with the ego’s worries and problems. I call this “time traveling.” It is when the mind travels to past regrets or future worries instead of being present, here and now.

When you direct and place your focus and attention on this present moment, the mind becomes oblivious to all other thoughts and thinking activities. The mind “naturally” quiets itself when we keep our awareness present, and fixed in the here and now with God. This is also referred to as “mindfulness” and/or “Be Here Now.” Keeping your awareness “present” is key to a still and quiet mind.

Being “present” is part of the mind training I’ve found so valuable in A Course in Miracles. Some of the ways I’ve utilized and found helpful in keeping my mind in a state of present-moment awareness are prayer, saying a mantra, and meditation. I also say the rosary or recite the lesson titles in the table of contents in the [ACIM] Workbook. Anything that keeps the mind fixed and focused fully on the present moment has worked for me. Anything we find to be captivating will work. It just needs to hold our attention long enough for our monkey mind to settle down.

You will discover what works best for you. It does not have to be spiritual. When my peace is affected by physical pain, I’ve been known to binge-watch a Netflix series as a way of dissociating my “thinking mind” from the physical pain long enough for healing to occur. I don’t even have to “let go” of the pain because the pain actually “lets go” of me. As my mind is fixed in the present, the pain dissolves and disappears from my awareness. When I “pay it no mind,” it is the same as remembering the words of Jesus, “I will forgive and this will disappear.”

It does not take long for the mind to quiet itself when it has been captivated by God in a state of present-moment awareness. This is also the state of mind where I practice forgiveness, ask for guidance and healing, rest in God, and “Choose Once Again.” It is the place of miracles, communing with Jesus, and where holy instants occur with our brothers/sisters and our Holy Spirit. It is that state where the world disappears and only Love remains. Practice makes Progress. 😍

Lana Carolan
via Foundation for Inner Peace Group
September 17, 2023

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
In the Stillness and Silence of This Present Moment
Returning the Mind to God
The Beauty and Challenge of Being Present in the Moment
Cultivating Stillness
I Need Do Nothing . . . I Am Open to the Living Light
The Source Is Within You
A Sacred Pause
Aligning With the Living Light
Mystical Participation
Be In My Mind, Beloved One
Your Peace Is With Me, Beloved One
You Are My Goal, Beloved One

Opening and closing images: Adnan in September garden – Michael J. Bayly (9/1/23).

Monday, September 18, 2023

Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Joins NYC’s March to End Fossil Fuels

Earlier today Democracy Now! reported the following.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters around the globe took to the streets over the weekend calling for an end to the burning of fossil fuels. Climate actions took place in the Philippines, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden, Germany, the United States and across dozens of other countries and cities worldwide.

Here in New York, an estimated 75,000 protesters joined a massive march Sunday following days of peaceful actions targeting banks and other institutions involved with the fossil fuel industry.

The tens of thousands of people who filled the streets of midtown Manhattan sent a clear message to the world and leaders coming to the city for the U.N. General Assembly this week: End fossil fuels.

As part of more than 200 actions around the world leading up to the first-ever United Nations Climate Ambition Summit this Wednesday, more than 700 grassroots groups together called on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency, stop all federal approvals for new fossil fuel projects, phase out production of fossil fuels on federal public lands, and build a new clean energy future.

Speakers at the massive march’s rally included New York Democratic Congressmember Jamaal Bowman, environmental justice activist Susan Lavigne, former Irish President Mary Robinson, actor Susan Sarandon and climate scientist Peter Kalmus.

“Every little bit of fossil fuel we burn makes the planet a little hotter,” warned Kalmus, while Bowman and Robinson condemned fossil fuel investment as “subsidizing” the planet’s “own self-destruction.”

Added Kalmus, “This is a task of cosmic importance. . . . We are on the brink of losing absolutely everything.”

As far as I know, progressive Democrat Marianne Williamson was the only 2024 presidential candidate to participate in yesterday’s March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City.

That’s both telling and significant, don’t you think? But then again, when you read Marianne’s Climate Action Policy and listen to her speak about this crucially important issue, the only conclusion that can be reached is that she is the presidential candidate most serious about taking action on climate change.

And yet as always, it’s crickets from the mainstream media in terms of coverage of this and of Marianne’s campaign in general.

Well, as I learned during my time 20 years ago with the Minneapolis-based Counter Propaganda Coalition*, often times you have to be the media you want to see in the world. Hence my frequent writing on and coverage of Marianne and her presidential campaign here at The Wild Reed.

With this in mind and heat, I share today not only some wonderful some images of Marianne and supporters at the March to End Fossils Fuels, but also the message Marianne sent to her supporters, myself included, just prior to her participation in Sunday’s march.


Dear Michael,

Today I’m marching with lots of our East Coast volunteers to participate in the March to End Fossil Fuels Parade in New York City.

I’m old enough to have experienced what it means when an idea becomes a movement, which over time then becomes a power that simply will not be stopped. And ending fossil fuels is at such a point today. A critical mass of people at last seem to understand that when it comes to fossil fuels the era of extraction must end, so a new era of green energy can begin.

To make this transition, it will not be enough to simply invest in green energy. It’s not enough to go clean if you’re still investing in dirty. We must begin right now to ramp down fossil fuel extraction, not ramp it up the way both Presidents Trump and Biden have done.

It’s time for a World War II level mass mobilization for a just transition from a dirty economy to a clean economy, and as President I will preside over that.

“But wait a minute, Marianne,” one gentleman said to me one day. “I make over 6 figures at my job working for Big Oil. Are you telling me to go install solar panels for $15 an hour?”

“No Sir, I’m not,” I told him. That’s where the word “just” comes in to the concept of a just transition. Many thousands of people who work at least indirectly for fossil fuel companies have the technological, research and manufacturing careers sorely needed in a green economy. I will work tirelessly with the fossil fuel companies – as long as they will work with me – to partner in the single greatest industrial transition in modern American history. In doing so, we will create jobs, we will create profits, and we will create a safer and more livable planet.

In the meantime, I will immediately upon taking office declare a Climate Emergency. Why? First of all, because there is one. But more importantly, because as your President I will not be pussy footing around. During my administration, the U.S. government will refuse to bow down to any oil producer, foreign or domestic. We’re not staying stuck, and we’re not going backwards. We’re going a create a Green Century for ourselves and our children.

Every time I give a talk on the campaign trail, I ask people to raise their hand if they are a young person or have heard a young person say the following: that under normal circumstances they would be thinking about having a child but that given the state of the environment today they don’t think it would be a responsible thing to do.

Never does less than 1/3 of the room raise their hands – and at one talk recently a majority did!

That’s it. We’re going to listen to our young people. They want a better life, and they deserve it.

I hope you will work as hard as we are – as a donor, a volunteer, a friend of the campaign – to amplify this message so we can get it done.

I close this post with Marianne Williamson’s July 12 “firelight chat” with climate scientist Peter Kalmus. As you’ll see, the focus of their conversation is the “looming threat of increased global warming.”

Kalmus, the author of Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, was a speaker at yesterday’s March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City.

NOTE: Video takes about 30 seconds to start after pressing play.

Related Off-site Links:
Tens of Thousands Join March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City to Demand Climate Action from Biden – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, September 17, 2023).
“A Watershed Moment”: California Sues Big Oil Over Decades of Climate Destruction – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, September 16, 2023).
Six Out of Nine Planetary Boundaries Already Crossed, Study Warns – Julia Conley (Common Dreams, September 14, 2023).
What Climate Democracy Looks Like – Alexander Zaitchik (TruthDig, August 29, 2023).
It’s Time for a Huge Change in America – Marianne Williamson (Union Leader, September 17, 2023).
Who Is 2024 Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson? – Catherine Garcia (The Week, August 22, 2023).
Marianna Williamson Slams Cable News for Ignoring RFK Jr, Her Challenge to BidenRising (August 27, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Debate Joe Biden So Democrats Can See Options for President – Addison Lathers (Des Moines Register, August 12, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Polling at 10% Among DemocratsOn Balance (August 12, 2023).
Marianne Williamson on Winning Over Undecided Democrats – Liz Jassin (News Nation, August 11, 2023).
Why Marianne Williamson Is Running for President Again in 2024 – Lee DeVito (Detroit Metro Times, July 10, 2023).
All Politics Are Spiritual: An Interview with Marianne Williamson – Alexander Zaitchik (TruthDig, June 28, 2023).
Marianne Williamson: United States Needs a Fundamental “Economic U-turn”Sky News (June 17, 2023).
Debate Us, Mr. President – Marianne Williamson (Newsweek, May 31, 2023).
For Marianne Williamson, the Bernie Sanders Lane Looks Wide Open – Mini Racker (TIME, May 25, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Introduce a New Politics to DC – Maximillian Alvarez (The Real News Network, May 18, 2023).
How Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Compare to Biden on 6 Key Issues – Andrew Stanton (Newsweek, May 15, 2023).
Marianne Williamson: From Third Way to Third Eye – Chris Lehmann (The Nation, May 15, 2023).
Marianne Williamson: Democrats Need a “Genuine Economic Alternative” to Beat the GOP in 2024 – David Sirota (Jacobin, May 5, 2023).
Marianne Williamson on Her 2024 Presidential Bid – C-SPAN (May 4, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Is Serious About Running a Progressive Campaign for President – Liza Featherstone (Jacobin, April 27, 2023).
The Case for Marianne Williamson – Zach Courtney (The Minnesota Daily, April 20, 2023).
Marianne Williamson, Fusing Bernie Sanders and (Early) Jordan Peterson, Is Taking Over TikTok – Ryan Grim (The Intercept, April 14, 2023).
Meet Eris, the Goddess Behind the Force That Is Marianne Williamson – Rayner Jae Liu (Medium, April 8, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Says Democrats Need to Fix “Unjust” Economy to Win – Andrew Stanton (Newsweek, March 12, 2023).

See also: Marianne 2024 Official Site | About | Issues | News | Events | Blog | Donate

For The Wild Reed’s coverage of Marianne Williamson’s 2024 presidential campaign, see the following chronologically-ordered posts:
Marianne 2024
Marianne Williamson Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign
Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
More Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
Ben Burgis: Quote of the Day – March 10, 2023
Despite the Undemocratic Antics of the DNC, Marianne Williamson Plans on “Winning the Nomination”
The Biblical Roots of “From Each According to Ability; To Each According to Need”
Marianne Williamson on The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton – 05/30/23
Marianne Williamson’s Economic Bill of Rights
Three Progressive Voices on the War in Ukraine
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – June 27, 2023
Marianne Williamson on The Issue Is with Elex Michaelson – 07/20/23
Voters, Not the DNC, Should Choose the Nominee
Marianne Williamson in New Hampshire
Marianne Williamson: “Repairing Our Hearts Is Essential to Repairing Our Country”
Marianne Williamson on Trump’s Day in Court
Marianne Williamson on News Nation – 08/25/23

See also:
Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
Marianne Williamson on the Current Condition of the U.S.
An Essential Read Ahead of the Midterms
Marianne Williamson’s Politics of Love: The Rich Roll Interview
Celebrating Tuesday’s Progressive Wins in the Midst of the Ongoing “War for the Future of the Democratic Party”
Now Here’s a Voice I’d Like to Hear Regularly on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows
A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy
Bernire Sanders: Quote of the Day – July 7, 2023
George Monbiot: Quote of the Day – July 21, 2022
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – July 1, 2021
The Stakes Have Shifted
The Link Between Destruction of Biodiversity and Emerging Infectious Diseases
As the World Burns, Calls for a “Green New Deal”
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – August 29, 2017
The People’s Climate Solidarity March – Minneapolis, 4/29/17

* I co-founded the Counter Propaganda Coalition (CPC) in the wake of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s controversial coverage of the October 26, 2002 peace rally in St. Paul. The CPC used direct action to (i) hold corporate media accountable, (ii) educate about “media literacy” so as to inspire public questioning, and (iii) popularize and expand independent media.