participatory culture

leadership

CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: Awakening the power of our social potential

CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: Awakening the power of our social potential

Conscious evolution is a “mother” meme, calling together individual memes that hold information for creating new communications,...
February 25, 2015 × 0 comments

participatory culture, slow living

THANKS, THOREAU: For teaching us all about ethical engagement

THANKS, THOREAU: For teaching us all about ethical engagement

If you’ve never read any Thoreau, it’s time to discover him. If you have, it’s time to re-read him and then critically discuss...
February 3, 2015 × 0 comments

communication

SILENCING DEBATE: The truth that lies in our past

SILENCING DEBATE: The truth that lies in our past

There are some topics that are said to be inappropriate to bring up in conversation: money, sex and religion are a few that come...
January 15, 2015 × 0 comments

participatory culture

KEEPING KIND: In a time of loss

KEEPING KIND: In a time of loss

There is an etiquette to grief. You would never, for instance, attend the funeral of someone who had died of cancer and explain...
December 21, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

CREATING A BETTER SOCIETY: The importance of empowering people with disabilities

CREATING A BETTER SOCIETY: The importance of empowering people with disabilities

If you have no disabilities, you may not have given much thought to the financial, psychological and emotional ramifications of...
December 11, 2014 × 0 comments

communication

CALMENT: Participation in a virtual world

CALMENT: Participation in a virtual world

Is there a way to engage in meaningful conversation about public life—politics, culture, economics, arts, whatever—online...
November 22, 2014 × 0 comments

communication

TIME AND THE WRITER: A meditation on the transcendence experienced through writing

TIME AND THE WRITER: A meditation on the transcendence experienced through writing

Is it possible to tinker with the present, the way an author can tinker with the past when writing a story or narrative based...
November 8, 2014 × 0 comments

alternative education

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

The classic dilemma of mainstream liberal educational systems today is “how do you get students to care?” There are libraries...
October 13, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

This year has been a year of higher than usual visibility for feminism as random and not-so-random celebrities have claimed identification...
October 9, 2014 × 1 comment