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LocalRoving: Green Foods Market (& the power of detours)

Today, on the way home from a meeting in Melbourne, I took the opportunity to check out a place I’ve had my eye on for weeks now – a little white and pale-green house tucked on the corner of Malabar … Continue reading

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What’s in a Meal? (pt.1)

What’s in a meal? Well, there’s the obvious:  Food…  togetherness (potentially)…  conversation.  What else? A recent meal I had the fortune to attend gave me a glimpse into that answer. On a warm summer day about a month ago here … Continue reading

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Roving Notes (Chicago): A Forgotten Gift / El Tata

  after packing up and double, triple-scanning the hotel room to make sure I got all stray earrings and socks, I headed back to my dear friend Arturo‘s in Pilsen neighborhood.   We shared delicious leftovers from the Thai restaurant I … Continue reading

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Wednesday at Broadway: Tacos, Art, Abundance

Being a freelance has unusual perks–like being able to choose your office space for the day on a whim.  Lately, I’ve been trying to plant myself in “third places” — spots that lend themselves to interaction among community members.  I’m … Continue reading

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C4C: Harnessing & Harvesting “the ignorant perfection of ordinary people” (Pt. 1)

Last week, I drove with friends and colleagues from Indianapolis to Cincinnati to attend the three-day Connecting for Communities (“C4C”) conference, “a powerful gathering of master and apprentice change agents and social entrepreneurs across sectors and communities, from around the world.”   … Continue reading

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ABCD Workshop in Sarasota!

I’m just now coming off the buzz of an incredible workshop I had the pleasure of co-hosting together with ABCD Institute Faculty member Dan Duncan and Mary Butler, a local ABCD Neighborhood Organizer and my good friend. Here is the … Continue reading

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Kids have it all

By saving me in a pinch, my nieces taught me the power of adults recognizing and requesting the gifts of youth in solving challenges. I reflect on what this means in our communities and share some resources for building respectful partnerships between youth and adults in society and in our daily lives. Continue reading

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