SPIRITWRITER

the BLOG of the BOOK DOULA

The Carers Speak

“I bring love and greetings from domestic workers, home care workers and family caregivers around the world who are marching today. We are the unsung heroines who help care for … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pre-Truth

I’ve been grappling with why, exactly, the frenzy around “post-truth” and fake news feels like the wrong analysis, or emphasis, to me. Obviously, for starters, the news has always been … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Of Serpents, Myths & Margins

The Dark Mountain Project is always worth another visit, like for these reflections on the state we’re in and the role of we who write and we who are not … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Splintering Sound of November 9, 2016

From the Emergent Thinking of Jordan Greenhall, here in full: During liminal periods of all kinds, social hierarchies may be reversed or temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition may become uncertain, … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

False Idols

Alongside the church of the “start-up”–a term I recall used only in connection with lawnmowers, once upon a time not so long ago– another sect I’m totally over are the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

A new baby: Free to Make

I met Dale Dougherty at the very first OuiShare Fest back in May 2013, where his heartfelt way of talking about the human aspects of making moved me to tears. … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

One I Watch: Alanna Krause

I met Alanna at POC21 (Proof of Concept 21, about which I wrote here), where her clear, accessible and passionate way of talking about technology immediately set her apart. Alanna … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Literary Peace Prize Nominee

How lovely to hear that this Book Doula-assisted baby has been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, honoring the power of the written word to promote peace. In their … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Laloux on Integrity

“In most organizations, we have too much conflict sparked by the ego and too little conflict sparked by the soul. The soul’s claims can be demanding: if we choose to … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reinventing Organizations

In advance of OuiShare Fest in May I finally got around to reading Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux, the book everyone had been talking about since the 2015 edition of … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment