Other passions are on the back burner, such as writing How Nonviolence Works, a short book that will share insights that began when I marched with Martin Luther King as a teenager, deepened when I studied Gandhi in India as a young man, and took practical form when I founded and ran NonviolenceWorks in Taos from 2002-2012.
Here’s my concern: everywhere you look, the world is coming unraveled. Climate change in particular needs every one of us to take action now. Yet it’s impossible to fully take that on when we are blinded by our own greed and crippled by racial injustice, gender injustice and by inequality of access to healthcare, a living wage, and even adequate food and water. There is so much to be done…
What I can do is take fifty years of hard-earned expertise in Nonviolence and Sustainable Design, and put it to work in the two or three decades left to me. That’s my plan.
I am indeed fortunate. Underpinning anything I pursue are my marriage, my family, and my home and garden, for which I am incredibly grateful. My life is full (and fulfilling) – so let the cup runneth over!
I hope I can contribute, if not humbly, at least gracefully. My working website title is “Vishu Magee Creative.” At risk of appearing pretentious, the title reflects how I want to feel from here on out.
Vishu Magee / June, 2022