Perhaps humility? Leadership for a world that works for everyone.

Humility enables spaciousness. There is room for another…another opinion, another voice, another perspective. Humility begins from the place of “my voice, deed, act is only one possibility of many.” Humility acknowledges that no one ever does anything without infinite support from another. The other might be nature, biology, history, friends, family… Hubris squeezes out everything else. It starts from the … Read More

Own the Solution

We have people who want to work and be paid at least a living wage to do so. We have more money than we need locked up in off shore tax havens lying idol. We have a high need for infrastructure everywhere. We have food to feed the world. We have medicine to care for the world. We have the … Read More

Aliveness is found in the animation of polarity

In a world divided by a grand canyon of perspectives I am pondering how we can transcend the polarity and divisions, or perhaps design a healthy ecosystem in which the polarity fits? Or even, if natural design has done this work for us and what we are seeing and experiencing in the world now, with breakdowns between leaders, government, finance, … Read More

The antidote to our collective viral rage, to the rise of the dark side

I have rage. It sits like a coiled snake in my blood system, on heightened alert, hissing at any threat even as bland as something that I simply do not like or agree with, ready to strike in a permanent fatal attack of verbal violence. I swear more now than ever, not in comedy, but because of this writhing snake. … Read More

The art of Citizenship, being Democracy and Big Blue Sky

We inhabit a world divided. The chasm multiplies each second. And into the abyss we only see more of the same. More debt, more congestion, more broken down cities, communities, suicides, violence, racism, xenophobia, isolation…..hate. And a contagion of fear… Its 2:23AM and we wake…night after night…the tangled sheets a testament to the turbulence of our being. That something is … Read More

An exploration of brilliance, timing and the future

“Be so brilliant no-one can ignore you.” I heard this comment and thought how easy life would be if it were as simple as that. How hard have I beat myself up for ‘obviously’ being far less than brilliant. But what of brilliance who’s time is too soon? Those pioneers who see a future few other see, and their brilliance … Read More

Fireside Chat, The Coming Global Financial Turbulence, Dr David Martin

On May 9th 2016, Christine McDougall interviewed Dr David Martin on the coming Global Financial Turbulence and what local communities can do to build resilience and parallel economies. You can watch the video of Part 1. It is 1 hour 14 minutes in total.The show notes below show how you can fast forward to certain areas of the video that … Read More

What is ‘cheap’ labor?

  We humans are being called to account. Our system of capitalism – a system that has been built, that could only have been built, entirely on the ability to NOT count for many externalities, such as the cost of Earth to create ‘fossil’ fuels, as well as the cost to release the ‘waste products’ of fossil fuels into the … Read More