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
Into the forest. With animal companion. No phones allowed.
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… Read More Snarky Press
If I came to POC21 for the projects (12 lucky ones were selected from 200-some entries to participate in the camp, representing various solutions primarily around energy, food, and water); I left impressed by the total experiment in responsibility, community, and democracy. -from We are All Crew
My mother called the other day to say she had a surprise for me. She’d been sorting and cleaning, and for the first time since inheriting this big old book from her mother some 25 years prior, had looked inside the cover. The book, Dr. Martin Luther in the Protestant House, is a collection of… Read More A Gift from Ghosts
Read an excerpt at the Sun’s site.
This baby will arrive in bookstores in 2 weeks’ time. In the meantime, you can PRE-ORDER it in your favorite brick-and-mortar or online store. Pre-orders help make this book a success, and I will be eternally grateful for yours!
I wrote this piece for people who are resistant to notions of white privilege, who feel shy and uncomfortable talking or even thinking about how life is different for white people in the USA. It was terrifying to post. If just one person glimpses even momentarily their power and their responsibility to engage, then it… Read More On Medium: When Catastrophes Are Revealed as Blessings
The first Eclectic Bookshelf was around this time of year one year ago.
Ai-jen Poo talks about security on the domestic front. She’s a MacArthur “Genius” Award winner and author of a forthcoming book with the Book Doula, The Age of Dignity.