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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Recommended Reading

Of all the books we've read this year, Soil and Soul by Alistair McIntosh has probably been one of the most impactful and inspirational. We found it in the Skara Brae giftshop on the Orkney Isles. It provides what might be called an alternative theological and ecological history of Scotland, and details two major activist victories of recent decades: the purchase of the Isle of Eigg by its residents from their Laird, and the saving of a mountain from total destruction by a megaquarry project, thanks to the help of a Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief and Peace Pipe Carrier.

This is recommended reading for anyone who cares about the planet or its inhabitants.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Alan Paton on our return

"We could go back knowing better the things that one fought against, knowing better the kind of thing that one must build."
-Alan Paton in 'Cry, the Beloved Country', written in 1948

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

African Social Evolution

As promised, here is the article I wrote that sums up my thinking on African 'development' or renewal (click on African Social Evolution). It has been published on Potluck, a website I cofounded in 2001 dedicated to systems perspectives, ideas, and community-building.

African Social Evolution


Friday, June 01, 2007

HCBS Diversity



[according to one British bank's ads, diversity is all about perspective.]