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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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Utterly Good

There are moments in life, I’m glad, that are mostly beyond words, when the feeling in the belly and heart, is utterly simple and clear and powerful. It is the landscape beyond, as Rumi says, “right-doing and wrong-doing.” I’ve been in this these last several days with the men of Soultime, and with the friendship that is the Comox Valley.… Continue reading

In Gratitude for Men in Community

I’m coming up from four days in circle with men. It is a retreat called Soultime. Held in the woods of Bowen Island, in a yurt. It is a time to lose ourselves, this time eleven of us, in a mythic story, exploring our learning that connects to that story. It is a time to listen well together, welcoming the… Continue reading

Slave Wrecks Project

It’s 18 minutes, a film from National Geographic, about a project to track and reclaim and heal. It’s searching for wrecked slave ships from Africa to both South and North America.

Over a four hundred year period, there were about 35,000 voyages where the cargo was slaves. About one thousand of those ships sank in voyage.

When colonialism and slavery… Continue reading