Monthly Archives: October 2011

Possible Paths to Peace and Presence

In my ongoing search for ways to become more Present, I’ve been researching a variety of practices. I recognize that this will not be an easy journey, and whatever practices I pursue could take years, so I’m looking to narrow … Continue reading

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Me & You: A poem by Portia Jeri Frazier

[Last month, at the behest of my friend Colleen Wainwright, I made a contribution to an organization called WriteGirl that helps young women become skilled writers, through writing workshops and by partnering them with professional women writers. Colleen’s campaign offered … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: October 24, 2011

Cartoon by Matthew Diffee in The New Yorker I‘m back home after 10 days in the US. The delays and challenges of crossing the border get worse every trip, and I am filled with unease every moment I’m in the … Continue reading

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

[The “Metamovement” is Umair Haque’s collective name for the various global pro-democracy, anti-corporatist movements that have sprung up all over the world this year: the “Occupy” movements in over 400 cities, mostly in the Americas, the parallel European “Indignant” movements … Continue reading

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chart showing the body’s chemical and neurological activity when it feels love (as best we know), explained in my earlier posts on the chemistry of love I am unhappy. I feel somewhat ashamed admitting this. Most of the people in … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them

(a guest post by Tree Bressen) consensus process flowchart [Last month I posted an article entitled When Consensus Doesn’t Work. This guest post by Tree Bressen describes situations where consensus can and should work, but gets derailed, and how such … Continue reading

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Resilience Networks

cartoon by lynda barry In my bio I say: I believe the key to resilience in the coming decades will be our ability, in the moment, to imagine ways around the crises we cannot prevent, predict or plan for. My … Continue reading

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Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

First edition of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Full size copy and edition two here. There have been, belatedly, attempts to connect the “We Are the 99%” Occupy Wall Street protests with the protests in the Mideast against anti-democratic regimes … Continue reading

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The Death of Nature

Last Sunday I went for a long walk in the woods. I am fortunate to live on a hill overlooking mountains and ocean, in the only house on the street, adjacent to a municipal park which is in turn adjacent … Continue reading

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