Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Patience to Wait for Courage: A Meditation

photo by jordan wooley (jrwooley6 on flickr, creative commons) So I sit in the forest, this place of astonishing beauty that I pretend for now is my place, preparing to meditate. “I am the open-source collaborative project of trillions of … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves | 5 Comments

A Discussion on The Art of Hosting and the Group Works Deck

Recently, Janaia Donaldson and Robin Mallgren of Peak Moment TV, an online ‘channel’ of insightful video interviews with leading progressive, permaculture and post-collapse thinkers, interviewed me for the third time. Janaia and Robin had been staying at my house, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Working Smarter | 2 Comments

Elselien Epema Interviews Dave About “Finding the Sweet Spot”

 image of Elselien from her website; image of Dave by Bowen artist-photographer Debra Stringfellow I was delighted and flattered to learn, last year, that Elselien Epema, an instructor at the University of the Hague in Nederland, has been using my book … Continue reading

Posted in Working Smarter | Comments Off on Elselien Epema Interviews Dave About “Finding the Sweet Spot”

Writing a New Story

This is an article I wrote for Earth Day that was just published in our local newspaper. It’s a little different from my usual stuff, intended to engage traditional newspaper readers who are probably unfamiliar with the alternative press, and … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 6 Comments

In Defence of Inaction

photo: Belize Beach Sunset, by the author I have, of late, had a falling out with many of my fellow ‘progressives’, similar I suppose to that of Paul Kingsnorth, who is being savaged by Naomi Klein and others for giving up … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 39 Comments