Who’s the dreamer here? Well, I am not a public policy maker, nor a skilled nursing facility administrator, nor a specialist in early childhood education or gerontology, nor a naturalist, nor an architect, nor a city planner. At the time of this release I am a middle-aged, caucasian seminarian finishing up four years of a multi-religious theological graduate education at Starr King School for the Ministry, a seminary at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA with a focus on countering oppression and creating just and sustainable communities. I am dreaming from this orientation.

The launching of this blogsite is my way to further the conversation after a year of interviewing and reading on subjects of nursing homes, nursery schools, and nature. The blogsite is my “Representative Work” given to my school as a parting gift, intended to share the accumulation of the gifts of learning that I received from others who learned and shared before me.

I am also honored to say that I will soon be ordained into ministry by my home congregation – The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, presided by Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake and Rev. Dr. Kathryn Benton. Founded in 1944 by Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman and Rev. Dr. Alfred Fisk, “The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples is an interfaith, interracial, intercultural community of seekers dedicated to personal empowerment and social transformation through an ever deepening relationship with the Spirit of God in All Life.”

Liz Olson

San Francisco, California


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