Hands in the shape of a circle
06/10/2014
Is there such an ideal as a higher consciousness, with respect to community? Many years ago, as a younger theatre artist living in Los Angeles, I was struggling in a polarized, competitive, theatre... read more
Bicycle Road Signs
06/03/2014
Getting out and biking for recreation, or perhaps as your main mode of transportation, benefits your body/health, and the health of the community...even our planet. There are also plentiful... read more
Man and boy
06/03/2014
I know that I am not exactly the same as every other duck in the pond, and I know that the charge I get, personally, from volunteering might occur as a drag for someone else. No harm in that on... read more
Word Environment Day Image
05/27/2014
Now that summer has unofficially kicked off with Memorial Day, there's another red-letter day to heed before we get to the Fourth of July. The warm weather canon of holidays now includes ... read more
Tree in the Desert
05/20/2014
Crafty travel marketers try to stay a step ahead of the curve and predict what is the next big thing–that’s their job but it can make some of the rest of us cynical. I must say, I am heartened... read more
Panda Bear laying on trees
04/29/2014
It has taken years of lobbying from the international community, but news from Beijing this week, reported by Asia Today, is that a law has been enacted banning the hunting and trading of 420... read more
Flock of ducks comming out of water
03/25/2014
Leadership Lesson: "We are told that we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow..." Derek... read more
Field of Green Crops
03/18/2014
Like a good ol’ fashioned barn raising, a Crop Mob is a community of workers coming together for the benefit of one. Primarily young, landless, wannabe farmers come together at a farm that needs... read more
Simon at his talk
12/17/2013
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright... read more

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