The newspaper collected a list of “What Books Should Biden Read?” Hidden among them, mention of yours truly. See if you can spot it.
Kindred spirit Rob Hopkins– who seeded the now-global Transition Town movement— wrote about humanity’s urgent need for more imagination in his recent book From What Is to What If. He’s followed that with a podcast called From What If to What Next?, in which he speaks to all kinds of different people musing on What… Read More Yours Truly on the What If podcast
The brilliant Ella Saltmarshe, co-founder of The Long Time Project, hosted a thought-provoking conversation with geologist Marcia Bjornerud, author of Timefulness. How can geology inform how we live, how we design our culture, integrating the dimension of time, especially time horizons that our current systems don’t honor? Humans suffer from short-termism, especially our politics (with… Read More the biographies of rocks : on Timefulness
Although Phoebe and I have at least three dozen friends in common, it’s only just recently that her name has come up–once, twice, three times in the last month. So I was like, ok, who is this woman? (Everyone is like– oh my god, how do you not yet know Phoebe?) A few weeks back… Read More One I Watch: Phoebe Tickell
Summer Reading 2020. Showing quite some eclecticism again! Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos 1880-1881? Indeed. Tarnas’ book started off great but got a little tedious with chapters upon chapters attempting to prove to the disbelievers that astrology is real. That Dolly Alderton book was the worst thing I’ve bought in a while– sometimes I pick… Read More Eclectic Bookshelf #10
In honor of the beautiful current current of (ever more excellent) materials surfacing about race and whiteness I decided to write about and share the moment I consider the beginning of my real grappling with race, whiteness, and racism. In 2004 I was working for Changemakers, a progressive philanthropy organization in San Francisco (one of… Read More Formative Texts: White Like Me
Rather than post here, I’m using social media to amplify Black Lives Matter (#defundthepolice #truthandreparations) and to share resources for white people who are educating themselves about historical racism, racist institutions and policies, and what whiteness entails. Here, I’ll just share this, from the wise and powerful adrienne maree brown (about whom I wrote here)… Read More a mantra for these times
Into the forest. With animal companion. No phones allowed.
Zach Norris interviewed DeVone Boggan for We Keep Us Safe, which features (among other stories) the brilliant renegade plan for combating gun violence that Boggan dreamed up for the beleaguered city of Richmond, California. Here’s the story from We Keep Us Safe: When I meet with DeVone in 2018 to interview him, he’s sporting an… Read More One I Watch: DeVone Boggan
As COVID rages, threatening the people on both sides of the bars inside prisons, Zach Norris of We Keep Us Safe drew my attention to this new piece from the Prison Policy Initiative. “both incarcerated people and staff at grave risk… Large-scale releases have been common throughout U.S. and international history for a variety of… Read More Decarcerate Now! #WeKeepUsSafe during COVID