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The Art of Gift-Making: a Process Rife with Abundance

Gifting can be hard… really hard! In 5 Ways to Reclaim the Holidays, I explore ideas for using holiday gift-giving to build community while also producing kick-ass, original presents that will bring joy to your friends & family. Here, I’d … Continue reading

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Tweet! Awakening to Twitter

Woohoo! Day Two of my Blog-a-Day rhythm. So here’s something hopefully very useful: my learning from a learning session about using Twitter for social change I attended earlier this week. Ironically, the reason this blog is happening is because of … 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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A Different Kind of Summer Job… Broadway Roving Youth Corps

Last month, I took part in a series of interviews held with young neighbors in the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood here in Indianapolis as part of Broadway United Methodist Church‘s JSP Roving Youth summer program.  I also made my first collaborative … Continue reading

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C4C (2.1): Power & Patriarchy in the Community-Building Movement

There’s a list of solid reasons why the blog I’m about to write is just now being born, despite ts presence in my craw for over a week. Among them—sickness, great developments in my neighborhood, house duties and other jobs. … 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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Naming Gifts: An Underrated Power

Today I was winding down after an intense weekend when I had the random notion to check my “Other” Facebook messages. To my surprise, there was a message there from a name I didn’t recognize but it was addressed to … Continue reading

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“A hushed room: open mic at Pastry Art”

Here’s my latest article on This Week in Sarasota. Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to join me on my next Open Mic excursion. ~=A=~   This week gave me the chance … Continue reading

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