Explanations are Needed

Explanations are Needed

There are many lists going around on FB such list your top 10 albums that have influenced your musical tastes, best photos, best art, etc. Many of them say just post a photo and that no explanation is needed. And then often you are to tag someone or a bunch of...

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We Are Meant To Be Together

We Are Meant To Be Together

We are Meant to be Together This was the last large gathering I was part of before social distancing became the expectation. This was 3 days with old friends and meeting new ones; all sharing how people build connections in their neighbourhoods and the signifi...

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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

I continue to be inspired by the many ways people are connecting to each other. There are simple ways from a phone call or text to using technology and having a video conversation. I also love the ways people are connecting around their interests from a DVD sw...

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Searching

Searching

With life changing over the past week and the postponement of social gatherings, I have been spending part of each day on the search for new beauty and places in my community. On my first day I came across this woman who is also searching: searching for someth...

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What If? The 3 Hour Park

What If? The 3 Hour Park

Last week I watched as a nearby greenspace was quickly transformed into a nice looking park. The park was created in 2 – 3 hours and was created for the filming of a tv show. It was all removed by the next morning. I thought then, what if they had left t...

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Go For A Stroll

Go For A Stroll

“Jump in a puddle today. Meander across town. Go for a stroll. Roll among the world. Pace off your frustrations. Tread, stomp, skip, press those feet on the earth wherever you can find it. Walk alone; walk with a friend. Watch the ripples you’re ca...

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Cultivating Something New

Cultivating Something New

I was in Cincinnati talking about ABCD with the School District. They want to use principles of ABCD to help animate their Community Learning Centers. That same week the Cincinnati Reds were busy installing new turf at the ballpark so lights have been on early...

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We’re All Busy

We’re All Busy

We’re All Busy This past weekend there was a town hall meeting in our neighbourhood to talk about the challenges that many are facing. It was moving to hear stories from so many different perspectives and see how many neighbours showed up. It was a Satur...

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What Do You Prefer?

What Do You Prefer?

There was an article in the NY Times written by a pilot asking the question, do people prefer takeoffs or landings? In an admittedly unscientific pool he discovered the most people prefer takeoffs while only 41% prefer landings. Comments were made about takeof...

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What Should We Create?

What Should We Create?

What should we create? Several groups have been thinking about what their agencies can do to help insure safety for people they support during an emergency or difficult times. In some of the conversations there is talk of creating a program, or a plan and mayb...

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