participatory culture

community building

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

Between March and late July of 2014, the city of Detroit shut off running water, with little to no warning, to about 17,000 city...
September 14, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture

SOLIDARITY: Or, all mixed up in other people’s business?

SOLIDARITY: Or, all mixed up in other people’s business?

We’ve all of us been incensed by a news story, cultural trend or incident on the public bus that’s led us to understand that...
August 14, 2014 × 2 comments

community building

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

I get really skeptical about unambivalent nostalgia for the good-old-days because the good-old-days usually involved things like...
August 9, 2014 × 2 comments

participatory culture

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

Our generation has developed a knack for taking nearly every cultural category and smudging the defining lines. Of course, I’m...
June 22, 2014 × 0 comments

leadership

TRUE GOVERNMENT: Aligning with our cosmic purpose

TRUE GOVERNMENT: Aligning with our cosmic purpose

Planet Earth Magnificent blue and silver orb Coursing through space Not aimlessly, but on a mission Guided by cosmic design...
May 12, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture

RIGHTS REVOKED: Human rights don’t always follow a one-way evolutionary path

RIGHTS REVOKED: Human rights don’t always follow a one-way evolutionary path

Recently, the Canadian government tabled new legislation that would overhaul Canada’s current electoral system. The proposed...
May 1, 2014 × 1 comment

alternative education

UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

In his recent book Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way, Jason Siff discusses the concept of...
April 14, 2014 × 1 comment

participatory culture

JUSTICE FOR A DAY: 5 ways to sustain the drive for change

JUSTICE FOR A DAY: 5 ways to sustain the drive for change

March is an important month for social justice issues. There are a number of days specially devoted to the international recognition...
April 3, 2014 × 1 comment

communication

THE POWER OF QUOTATION: Why do we enjoy the words of others so much, anyway?

THE POWER OF QUOTATION: Why do we enjoy the words of others so much, anyway?

If you peruse social networking sites, online magazines and blogs on a regular basis, you’re likely to notice something—quotations...
March 12, 2014 × 0 comments