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A good time to do right.

Martin Luther King Jr., writing from teh Birmingham City jail in April of 1963, mused a little on time:

I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of goodwill. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic [...]

Time and creativity

Nice little video which demonstrates factors which enable creativity and those which impede it.

Getting beyond the reaction

My friend Bob Stilger writes today from the radiation fields of Fukushima where he has been joining people for the past year in the work of remaking lives after the tsunami and the meltdown.  It’s worth heading over to his blog to follow his ongoing discoveries there, but here are some good bits from [...]

Dealing with disruption

I was listening to a brilliant interview with the theologian and scholar Walter Bruggeman this morning.  He was talking about “the prophetic imagination” and using the poetry of the Old Testament prophets to make a point about a key capacity that is missing in the world right now: the ability to deal with [...]

How to meditate while leading a workshop

If you run a lot of workshops or facilitate group work, you probably have times when you are inviting people to work in small groups for short periods of time.  You might want people to reflect on a question for a couple of minutes, or work in small groups for a half an hour [...]

A living body is…



“A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool: the shape alone is stable, for the substance is a stream of energy going in at one end and out at the other. We are particularly and temporarily identifiable wiggles in a stream that [...]

Action, complexity and a centre

Just coming off an Art of Hosting with friends Tenneson Woolf, Caitlin Frost and Teresa Posakony.  Something Tenneson said on our last day as we were hunkering down to do some action planning, has stayed with me.  He said something like “it is easy to create actions that go off in a million different [...]

Visioning as the estuary of action

This is an estuary.  It is the place where a river goes to die.  Everything the river has ever been and everything it has carried within it, is deposited at it’s mouth where the flow slows down and the water merges with the ocean.  These are places of incredible calm and richness, but [...]

Field work, football and Tiki Taka

A brilliant post from Field work, football and Tiki Taka @ Dance of Unity:

Their style of play is known as Tiki Taka, commonly spelled tiqui-taca in Spanish. In Wikipedia is it shortly described as “A style of play characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession.” With [...]

Improv and action

Action comes from a accepting offers. When an offer comes to you you can accept it or block it. Blocking it kills the action. Accepting it moves it forward. When we are working in complexity, waiting for the failsafe plan leads to inaction because there are more blocks than acceptances. In contast diving [...]