It’s election season in North America! Just like Thanksgiving, Canada went first, and soon the US will follow. These elections are being touted as being of particular importance; after watching the markets go up and down in the last couple of weeks, I have come to the brilliantly original conclusion that it’s because things aren’t… Read More Eeny-meeny-mino-mo, catch a leader by the toe…
I have been keeping abreast (as much as my poor heart can take it) of the horrific events in and around Syria. The photograph of the drowned little boy shocked me just like it did many others; the outcry following it made me initially quite happy; perhaps his sacrifice would mean that others wouldn’t have… Read More Coherence: Asking of our Leaders only What We Work For Ourselves
My concern about the advancement of humanity through the development of each community makes me naturally think a lot about the question of what makes a good leader. I find myself often wondering how the conceptions about leadership that I encounter in my reading and in my conversations with other can ever pave the way… Read More A New Kind of Leader: Stepping Away From Old Conceptions of Leadership
Someone recently mentioned that there is no institution older than that of marriage, which really got me thinking. If this institution has been part of human society for millennia, why are we still so terrible at maintaining it, with divorce rates in North America so high? No wonder, then, that so many conversations revolve on… Read More From Governing One’s Family to Governing the World: Learning to Use the Vital Instrument of Consultation
Hospitality is probably as old as humanity itself. I can easily imagine cave people inviting each other over to share fresh mammoth meat around the warmth of a fire. Since those (very) simple times, hospitality has evolved into a complex concept that varies from culture to culture, but also from one socioeconomic background to another.… Read More Not Breeding Passivity, or Who Would Have Thought that a Simple Dinner Could Turn into an Empowerment Festival?
We all know appearances can be deceiving and that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we still do it a lot more than any of us would like to admit. In this both funny and touching page-turner, Sourcebooks’ author Krista Van Dolzer shares how twelve year-old David learns this lesson. Veronica is… Read More Book Review: ‘Don’t Vote for Me’ by Krista Van Dolzer
Whatever you might think about Assange and WikiLeaks, you have to admit that the conversation around it has been nothing but fascinating. If Assange is a hero or a traitor remains the principal question at hand, but the variations on the theme seem to be unlimited. Democracy Now! has had many amazing pieces on the… Read More WikiLeaks’s Assange: Some thoughts