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"It's Your Life. Don't Miss it."
I am an appreciative inquiry coach and a fine human being.
Interests: movies, colorado at the entrance to the rocky mountain national park. i believe that life is too short for a full time job and that it is never too late to have a wonderful childhood., books and people who like to discuss them. my favorite author is tom robbins. i love my second home in estes park
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“Racism demands an artificial and divisive construction of humanity, in terms of how I make sense of others and also how I envision myself” (246) David Nelson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at The Human Agenda
2021 Vital Conversations A Program of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, CRES, And Mid-Continent Public Library - The Antioch Branch Quotes and Questions selected by David Nelson ZOOM #816 896 3836 May 12, 2021 Why America Needs Socialism: The... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at The Human Agenda
April 14, 2021 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. This 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). The novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at The Human Agenda
2021 Vital Conversations A Program of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, CRES, And Mid-Continent Public Library - The Antioch Branch ZOOM #816 896 3836 March 10, 2021 Siddhartha by Herman Hess In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at The Human Agenda
Quotes and questions selected by David Nelson. Releasing Conversation: Do you believe human beings are inherently good (Planet A) or inherently bad (Planet B)? Why? What difference does it make which you believe? Did you watch the events January 6th... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at The Human Agenda
Maury Berggren (1938-2021) For five years I had the honor to serve as Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Kansas. There are several hundred people whose lives became interwoven with mine during those years. The relationship with Maury Berggren... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at The Human Agenda
Blessing Prayer Thanksgiving 2020 Rams Horn Community Blessed are you Creator and Lover of the Universe. You gift us with a beautiful world, wonderful human families, and the ability to hope even in times of chaos and sadness. Give peace... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. This is the story not only of the powerful lure of liberty but also of George Washington’s determination to recapture his property by whatever... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Faith Story David E. Nelson Holy Trinity Lutheran Chicago September 13, 2020 I have always had a vital connection to the church. For my first several decades I lived in the parsonage next to the church since my father was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at The Human Agenda
September 9, 2020 Vital Conversations Speak: A Novel by Louisa Hall This creative work is woven from a varied series of first-person narratives: Mary, a 17th‑century Puritan girl emigrating to America; Alan Turing pre and postwar; Karl Dettman, a 1960s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at The Human Agenda
“Who are you really?” Matthew 16:18-22 August 23, 2020 North Oak Christian Church David E. Nelson D.Min. When we moved to Kansas City in 1981 Trinity Lutheran Hospital was one of the active medical facilities on Hospital Hill. It was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at The Human Agenda
“Justice and Peace It’s Black and White” June 20, 2020 3 pm on Facebook David Nelson – Opening Statement We are living during a time of grief. Grief is an overpowering emotion that can weaken your entire body and mind.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at The Human Agenda
June 10 – American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders by Jacob Needleman Jacob Needleman who has spent a lifetime studying the religious traditions of the world looks at the wisdom of the American Spirit by focusing on George... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at The Human Agenda
May 13 - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. In the Spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Sacred Transmission I keep a Saltine or some other cracker near my computer these virus Sundays despite those robed who think they are ones (in the temples I cannot anon attend) who mediate Power and make God stay sheltered in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at The Human Agenda
April 8 – Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurtst by Harriet Learner The courage to apologize, and the wisdom to do it well, is at the heart of effective leadership, marriage, parenting, friendship, personal integrity, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Human Agenda Meeting Guidelines My thanks to Ronald R. Short, Ph.D. 1. Begin meetings by having each person share their name and their intentions. Describe what they think, feel and want from the meeting. 2. Get clear about the purpose... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at The Human Agenda
– Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi “Given our circumstances, ‘neighbor’ may be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other’s dreams, violators of each other’s sense of home. We are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at The Human Agenda
2020 Vital Conversations A Program of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, CRES, And Mid-Continent Public Library - The Antioch Branch 6060 N. Chestnut. Gladstone, MO 64119 The Second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. VC Coffee... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Hap Jackson: [eulogizing over the elder McAllan]Man who is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down. He fleeth as a shadow and continueth not. And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at The Human Agenda
Some Thoughts About Kindness December 2019 Quite often I watch people being kind to one another. I love to watch little children play and go out of their way to show love. I enjoy visiting Gladstone Community Center and see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at The Human Agenda
A Thanksgiving Prayer Rams Horn 2019 From Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks By Diana Butler Bass LEADER: God, there are days we do not feel grateful. ALL: When we are anxious or angry. When we are alone. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at The Human Agenda
January 8, 2020 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among his fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood ---where greater pain awaits. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at The Human Agenda
September 11 – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. The Glass Castle is an inspiring novel that really deals with problems that many face, neglection. The mother doesn't care enough to be a true mom, and the father is too... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at The Human Agenda