Hands in the shape of a circle
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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