We can heal this. And we can make it a mostly-pleasant process. And we can redesign systems to work for the 100%. All of us. ("How many does your 'Us' abide?'" ~ Woven, by Featherburn) Old ways of thinking aren't the way out of our shared predicaments. Well.. okay, technically *very* old ways of thinking, … Continue reading We can heal this.
This Ancestor piece that was in Creative York’s 100 under 100 show was named in honor of a song by Sweet Honey In The Rock that mom and I both love. (It’s probably the “wrong” approach for an artist but I was a little worried it might sell ~ it’s a piece that’s been in … Continue reading We Are
This is what bridge bonding is. This is why social infrastructure is crucial. THIS IS WHAT AMERICA WAS DESIGNED TO DO. Read this. My Semester with the Snowflakes.
Here, have some beauty
“Every time you create a thing of beauty, you heal a little tear in the world.” ~ Worth Cooley-Prost (mom) Beauty-Making as Medicine From Toko-pa Turner's book Belonging “There is really only one way to restore a world that is dying and in disrepair: to make beauty where ugliness has set in. By beauty, I … Continue reading Here, have some beauty
Here, have some simplicity:
“All human systems are complex adaptive systems, too. We are independent agents following local simple rules leading to emergent complexity. Sometimes it can be hard to see the rules, but they are there. And if you understand them deeply, you can see that they are amazingly simple.” https://youtu.be/GjwvsK-6640
In which I disagree with faceborg’s choices
Third places, open late are going to become increasingly VITAL TO DEMOCRACY as faceborg doubles down on increasing social isolation and polarization. I do not approve of this move, except in that it really does line faceborg up for being replaced by something less toxic to society. If I were a jillionaire I'd take this … Continue reading In which I disagree with faceborg’s choices
Last night in a letter to a new acquaintance who had asked what regenerative agriculture was and how it varied from sustainable, I made this incredibly reductive statement: Sustainable is “we can continue this as-is indefinitely.” Regenerative is “we are making this better over the long term.” This of course doesn't cover all of it, … Continue reading Regenerative thinking
Crosspost from the faceborg: Papa John’s culture problem(s)
An article on RestaurantDive.com asked “Can a chief people officer change Papa John’s culture?” and this was my off the cuff response/rant, originally posted on the faceborg: Well I mean, one *could,* but this one probably won’t. Is it just me, or does it seem like a giant corporation who’ll be spending tens of … Continue reading Crosspost from the faceborg: Papa John’s culture problem(s)
Posted elsewhere, repeated here: twang.
Thank you Jimmy Purkey for introducing me to both Aesop Rock and Brother Ali. Years ago I used to be one of those musically uppity/self righteous people who'd day the thing about liking all kinds of music except for twangy country* and rap. Turns out that's not the case. There are genres I don't dig, … Continue reading Posted elsewhere, repeated here: twang.
Alive, precious and sacred
Here, have a delightful clip from Russell Brand’s podcast Under the Skin where he talks with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics about the impact of a reductive climate change narrative, power dynamics, and moving away from the qualitative mindset [the economic metanarrative] and being initiated into a new kind of relationship with Earth [such … Continue reading Alive, precious and sacred