thanks internet

..apparently Knost mostly writes about parenting–parenting gently– with some Christianity in there– but wherever this came from, it’s just right for right now.

Becoming Prophetic

Feeling this, from this piece On Being: Endurance is what it takes to become prophetic. Like many of these startling Medieval women, an increasing number of us never had children. Or among those who did, those children are becoming independent beings. So the wild swing of changes in this decade can go two ways. We […]

Snarky Press

There’s a new piece in the UK Guardian about “book doulas.” Is this a thing or is a marketing gimmick, the piece asks, and the internet being what it is, the skeptics are out in force. Ten years ago I left my day-job as a Communications Director for non-profits and dove into the challenge of […]

One I Watch: Francesca Pick

I’ve mentioned Francesca before, here after returning from OuiShare Fest 2016, where she and I led a session on Sharing Grief and Loss, and here, quoting her powerful 2014 interview with Sharing Economy thoughtleader Rachel Botsman. It’s no surprise to any of us who observed her holding the entire 15-country OuiShare network together with few […]

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 quite in the thick of things, from this post by Paul Kingsnorth, excerpted here: Anyone who has tried to talk to someone with different opinions […]

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, and future outcomes once taken for granted may be thrown into doubt. The dissolution of order during liminality creates a fluid, malleable situation that enables […]

Radical Care

“The most anti-capitalist protest is to care for another and to care for yourself. To take on the historically feminized and therefore invisible practice of nursing, nurturing, caring. To take seriously each other’s vulnerability and fragility and precarity, and to support it, honor it, empower it. To protect each other, to enact and practice community. […]

Moral Genius

“..Moral geniuses are willing to stand against conventional opinion, often within their own nation or community, and seek to overthrow it. That kind of individual courage, we might say, becomes the subject or the text of the moral genius’s greatness. While the specifics vary greatly, we could describe a moral genius as someone who rejects […]

Gratitudegiving from David Hale

  Artist David Hale made my list of One I Watch some time back, and since receiving his Thanksgiving email yesterday I’m moved to share this part of it with my world (you’re welcome!): The process of making and sharing art is a lot like dying.  Like a deep exhale, trusting that air will inevitably […]