Elizabeth Fisher has passed on…

It is with unfathomable sorrow that I let you know my life companion of 48 years, partner in creativity and in the pursuit of happiness and justice, Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Fisher (née Turner), has been embraced by the wings of Isis Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:28 AM PDT. Blessings, Bob Fisher

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Remembrances – Liz’s Legacy

This post will display various remembrances that are offered in honor of Liz and reflect the enormous admiration of people who knew her. As Yana Castle said in a Facebook entry, “Liz was a brilliant woman, a seeker, creator, folklore specialist, writer, loving wife of Bob and such a good friend and sister on the path.”

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Rainbows

There are varied groups of people who relate to a rainbow as a cherished image, a defining symbol, a protective icon.

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Crossroads

In life there are times when we confront situations that require us to make considered choices. Or, we meet others from varied paths and grasp diversity, its benefits and challenges. The ancient Mediterranean goddess Hekate was honored at these crossroads.

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Katarina Dunbar

I am also known as Kit, Kat or Katie. I recently turned seventy years old, having lived through many interesting decades of American history, keeping journals and saving memorabilia. I also have delved into times going back to the nineteenth century which play important psychological roles for me. Whatever your interest in being here, whether it be to reminisce yourself, or delve into your ancestors realities, or hear a good story or find a fascinating tidbit, enjoy the adventure.

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Lily Greenwood, Psychic Detective

I am the interior voice of Kat Dunbar and comment on the social and individual transitions that mark American women over the last 175 years. I do not hesitate to link the obvious and speculate about the obscure. I offer quick insights that lead to discoveries which open up spiritual dimensions that are inspiring and entertaining.

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Dale Sheridan

I am one of the co-narrators of these tales, along with Kit and her many acquaintances and select ancestors. I was born in 1939, a pivotal time in America. I have had significant roles in several well-known events and encountered people of interest that I will tell you a bit about.

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Jasper Red Rock, History Enthusiast

I am the interior voice of Dale Sheridan. I believe we all have an inner dialogue. Some call it intuition. I find that my observations are more “educated” than the word “intuition” implies. Yet I also, for Dale, have a quality of “telling the truth” which transcends anything I have been taught.

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Anti-Racism and Human Rights

We are challenged to dismantle premises based on prejudge. Racism, once thought to be an historical embarrassment that was addressed aggressively is now reminding us it is a living reality which must be understood and overcome. These presumptions and false narratives often control how we live together within the diversity of the United States and the Globe.

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Spirituality, Soul, Religion

Modern society has invited us to develop views our life passages and identity that once were dictated by religious leaders.
A sense of being interconnected with all beings and part of a universe that is alive and communicative is an increasing influence in how possibilities are viewed.

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Steven Dunbar

My father, Steven Dunbar, was the first born American to Croatian parents. He changed his name after graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. There were several reasons for this. He was also the only one of their five children to graduate from college. He served as a supply officer in Guam during World War II.

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Individualism and Empathy

This two qualities form a tension in the expectations of many people who live in the United States. Can we honor, develop and engage in both at the same time?
In a multicultural society where ethnic identity is increasingly abandoned in favor of developing our individual desires, how do we also broaden or ability to relate to others?
This especially applies to people who have recently immigrated to the United States.

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Dorothy Bryan Dunipace Dunbar

Dorothy is Katarina’s mother, born in 1912. Her mother passed when she was barely five years old. She was a modern woman and her father agreed to send her to college so she could support herself as an adult, which she did. She passed on in 1980, when Kit was only 33 years old. Kit was close to her mother but also very different from her both because of their personalities but also their generational social situations.

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Common Good and Shared Resources

In the United States these concepts have become controversial when once they were a source of pride. Many of the central programs and institutions are not understood…both what they are and where they came from. They are cherished and depended upon even as they are threatened. These include: National Parks, Social Security, Clear Air, Clean Water, Public Libraries, Public Education….

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Vital Social Movements

These groups include those focused on: multiple racial identities, women, LGBTQ and Gender Neutral individuals.
The word “intersectional” signals where these grous have common concerns. The Backlash against these movements has also been fierce.

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Birthday Club Wisdom — Tale One

This is the story of Kat Dunbar’s return to her childhood home to be with her father Steven when he is facing the end of his life. Kat lives in California, Steven in a Northern Ohio suburb. This interchange is set in 1999, a time filled with pivotal social developments that have had lasting impact. Within this illustrated, multimedia story will be links to concise informative essays about issues that are referenced.

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Dancing on the Edge — Tale Two

Both Kit and Dale have lived in California since the 1960s and 70s. So much took place then that both echoes concerns of today and is now mainstream in many corners of society. They are discussing the important issues of the day, and sharing perspectives from their varied ethnic and racial backgrounds with a group of diverse millennials who have come to California from other parts of the United States and the world.

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