Shepherd Bliss: The Making of an American Idol

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Most weeks on Wise Woman Storytime, I invite an elderwoman on to the show to share a personal story from her life.  This week, however, my guest is a he rather than a she.  While my focus is still on putting the spotlight on older women and giving them the voice and visibility they so deserve, it is not lost on me that there are wonderful Wise Men; and today you will get to hear the story from one such man.

It’s no surprise that I first met my guest today, Shepherd Bliss at a political action about 4 years ago, shortly after I moved to Sonoma County.  Although at the time when I was first introduced to him, his name sounded familiar, I was soon to find out that this quiet, soft spoken and gentle soul was a powerhouse to be reckoned with; a positive force for the good of the people; a steward for the planet, animals and the environment; and someone who lives his life by deeply held convictions; never afraid to speak up and speak out about injustices and inequities.

Shepherd is knowledgeable, informed, and a community organizer and activist. But to me, his greatest gift is the kind and gentle spirit that permeates through everything he does and everything he says. When you come from a place of love and connection, your light cannot help but shine brightly,  lighting the way for others. That’s the magic of Shepherd Bliss……

I invite you to listen to Shepherd’s story and learn how The Making of an American Radical came to be……

By Roberta Teller