New Book Out This Month! DIY RESISTANCE!


DIY Resistance celebrates the power of the people and shows how readers can take inspiration from the actions and words of leaders, activists, and historical heroes; how we can learn to take care of ourselves physically and emotionally in troubled times, and do our part to look after the larger community around us. Our fight is not a new one. It has been going on continuously for thousands of years, as individuals and movements have stood up to despots and demagogues. DIY Resistance recalls the successful actions people’s movements use to defeat tyrants: defend free speech, look after your community, fight racism and misogyny, organize, protest, network, publish. The lessons of successful resistance are rich and they are everywhere around us. Take note, find your inspiration and your strength, and join others around you who share your commitment.


The Magic Hour: Ayahuasca, Tarot, and Yoga Koshas


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Here is an exciting new episode of The Magic Hour, as featured monthly on 91.1 XRAY FM, Portland, Oregon. Featuring 3 different guests, first I talk to Kathleen about her experiences taking the psychedelic plant medicine Ayahuasca. Next up we talk with Coleman Stevenson about Tarot and the deck she designed. And we debut a new feature, talking with Raj Patra, called Yoga Matters— where Raj tackles the question “what does it mean to be a human being?”

You can download the full episode from the link here:



The Magic Hour: talking to street artist NDA


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Street Artist NDA and Anthony Alvarado

This is a fun episode, I talk to Street Artist NDA about how he paints his giant murals, the dangers of painting on a 2 story ladder, getting  arrested for your art and much more. I also chat with Portland playwright Lauren Emory about her experience writing and directing her first  play.


Portland Playwright Lauren Emory and Anthony Alvarado


You can download the podcast here:

I have to warn you, the sound quality on this episode is really crap! We had some technical difficulties with the microphone . . . there is a lot of background noise. But if you can look past that, it’s a super fun episode.


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