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 […]
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 […]
And calls it “riveting” “suspenseful” and “absorbing”…! Here.
Here. And since that excerpt on The Sun’s website is so cruelly brief, here’s another snippet for you: Conrad: What are the practical applications for your findings? Conley: Personally I’m interested in shaping policy. I want the research that I do to be relevant to the choices we make as a society — for example, […]
When Annie Leonard and I were working on the Story of Stuff book, we had an insight that Annie is actually not “anti-stuff”at all– she is actually devotional about stuff: choosy about which stuff to bring into her life, appreciative of the resources and craft or skill that birthed the stuff, and dedicated enough to […]
My father’s father, Liang Shao Pu, lived to the age of 93. A lifelong student and then teacher of tai chi and a diehard Wheel of Fortune fan, he had a slow, deep‑throated laugh that never failed to infect my sister and me, sending us into spasms of giggles. After moving from Taiwan to the […]
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 […]