Articles by Mary DeMocker

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Why I’ll Probably Be at Peace on My Deathbed

Why I’ll Probably Be at Peace on My Deathbed

February Greetings! This time of year, the holiday sparkle’s gone, the bills are due, but spring cherries are still only a far-off dream. I've long called this heart-of-winter moment the “killing season,” and advise offering extra love to ourselves, our beloveds --...

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3 Tips for Rejuvenation and Revolution this Holiday Season

3 Tips for Rejuvenation and Revolution this Holiday Season

It’s time to gather with loved ones, bond over copious amounts of sugar, and plot revolution for 2020! Here are 3 tips for ramping up revolution this holiday season, the last one before we elect our next president. Let’s use this time to reconnect and recharge, so we...

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Sue the Grown-Ups!

Sue the Grown-Ups!

When 60 fifth-graders found out about kids suing the government for wrecking the planet, they leapt in to help. Here’s the extraordinary thing that happened next.

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Amplify Youth Voices

Amplify Youth Voices

No one has more right to demand climate justice than children, who will be around longer than us, confronting the climate beast we’ve unleashed. Here’s how to help them speak up for themselves.

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Unplug the Kids

Unplug the Kids

Nothing has been harder in our parenting than dealing with screens. Here are family-tested ways to keep kids happily engaged with the world and one another.

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Kick Out the Climate Blues Playlist

Kick Out the Climate Blues Playlist

Here’s the dance list I have queued up on my internet juke box. Many thanks to Mimi Dvorson for coming up with most of this list. Enjoy! Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles Choo Choo Ch-Boogie - Clifton Chenier Joy to the World - Three Dog Night Funky Town –...

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Dress Up Your Door

Dress Up Your Door

It started with “The Graveyard We Need” as part of the neighborhood Halloween decorations. That led, four years later, to a 450-person human art project in downtown Eugene.

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