The Abundance Economy

In the last election, trade protectionism came up as a major campaign issue and influence because of a decline in manufacturing jobs, particularly in “rust belt” states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. The traditional concern about free trade is that these jobs went to other countries, like China or Mexico, where worker wages & conditions are lower. …

Quote: Max Ehrmann

“…Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it …

Quote: Cheri Huber

“The alternate reality in which everything is exactly as you think it should be exists only in your mind, and it exists primarily to torture you.” – Cheri Huber

Quote: Robb Smith

“We all face a choice between integrating ourselves into the full scope of planetary economic, technological, political and ecological systems and cultures, versus rejecting integration and attempting to preserve our autonomy within a smaller but more independent nation (and its more understandable native culture and routines). We all face a choice whether we Brexit the …

What actions are you taking?

What are you doing to turn the world around? How are you stretching yourself to create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible? Since the election, I’ve given money to a few organizations (go ACLU!), and my wife and I have committed to getting solar energy installed. I’ve also committed to bridging the …

Agitated, Depressed… Transforming

I’ve been super-agitated since the election happened. Waking up at 3 in the morning with political arguments already in progress in my brain. Trying to solve the world. So, I think, maybe now’s a good time to drink less coffee. With that, I find I’m not agitated any more, just depressed. I look forward to …

My Redistribution Agenda

Political prioritization post: We really need to get on a workable plan for redistributing wealth, and find ways to talk about it that rural America can get behind. There’s a notion in the country that traditional working-class Americans have been subsidizing the urban poor. It’s not true, we’ve all been subsidizing the 1%, but we …

Quote: Justice Sotomayor

“I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing. “But we can’t afford to despair, and we can’t afford to give up our pursuing of values that we and others have fought so hard to achieve. And so …

The Democrats’ Choice

There’s a lot of ink out there about how Clinton was a status-quo candidate in a Change year, and how this was a bad choice, etc. But I’m curious about this – what made this a change year? What were the factors that made that the “mood of the electorate”, and how & when could …

On Changing the Channel

“OK, let me pull up the results… just let me check…” Early March, 2013.  Amrita and I wait, eyes on each other, fully present, waiting as the doctor fumbles with her computer. “I’m sorry, the results aren’t here, would you excuse me for a minute?” She leaves, and we completely crack up.  We know what’s …