>”Our mission is to enhance value-added initiatives and engineer interactive metrics so as to maximize holistic, relational opportunities for system-wide transformation. We do this by synergizing one-to-one partnerships and embracing out-of-the-box solutions as we empower communities to creatively leverage mission-critical paradigm shifts.” I was checking out the competition today, looking at the websites of various […]
>Author Vicki Robin (Your Money or Your Life) was in town for a lecture and stayed here at FrogSong last night. Today she facilitated a meeting of representatives from local sustainability organizations with the theme “Accelerating the Transition.” I graphically recorded the session and will post photos as soon as I get copies from the […]
>Whenever I give a talk – even just a 30-second elevator speech – folks ask me how I got so comfortable with public speaking. They ask if I can recommend a class in public speaking, or if they should join Toastmasters. What I tell them is that improvisation classes are what did it for me. […]
>My cohousing community, FrogSong, is mentioned on p.85 of Sunset magazine’s October 2009 issue!
>I’m taking a great Business to Business Marketing class with Cynthia Riggs and Roberta Ryan, two women I met via Connections: A Forum for Women in Business. What I am loving about these two is that they combine real business knowledge with a commitment to Right Livelihood. Our homework this month is to ask ten […]
>I watched the Peace in 5 Years video and unexpectedly wept….this is an idea surely no crazier than JFK’s “a man on the moon in ten years!” Now I must contemplate how I can accept this challenge in a deeper way…the bit of irony here is that I just came home from teaching a conflict […]
>A colleague sent me a notice about an upcoming showing of the documentary film In Transition: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. I went online to watch the trailer. What struck me was how somber and gloomy everyone looked, even while their words were talking about creating a new, wonderful culture that people would want […]
>All the screaming and outrage at recent town hall meetings has really got me down. As a society, are we now completely unable to disagree in a civil way? Even as I try to utilize the listening and communication skills that are the way I make my living, I sometimes find myself acting out a […]