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Books are tools, right?
For me they are. Some, of course, contain descriptions of tools. For me, however, most of my books provide ideas that help me to create tools.
Sometimes the tool is a story. Sometimes, an important phrase that I can link to personal experience and story. Sometimes, the tool is a framing, a simple set of premises… Continue reading
Three years ago I wrote a short piece to be used by The Berkana Institute to support an initiative that had people gathering as Circles of Friends. The full piece is here. The gist of it included these noticings:
- People everywhere yearn for connection.
- People everywhere yearn for friendship.
- People everywhere yearn for presence.
- People everywhere yearn for community.… Continue reading
As a younger boy, I think in kindergarten, I remember feeling my first crush on a girl in my class. Her name was Dixie. She wore a purple shirt. I remember chasing her, and her me, on the playground. Such frolicking, and innocent fun, right.
In other stages of life, I remember other stages of love. A crush on a… Continue reading
Well, here we are 2018.
It’s a calendar measure embedded within the chronos system of measuring time. It’s a cultural invitation to celebration. Except where it is not, which is many places. It’s not just fireworks going off at the stroke of 12. It’s bombs too. It’s not just parties. It’s people in survival too, hoping to stay warm through… Continue reading