So here we are, a ship in sail upon a breezy night.

And so what guides the ships occupants to the distant dream of possibilty? As we have set foot into the waters of cooperative living, how doe we keep our ship sailing to a… Continue reading

Google has a stash of templates

Visualizing Newtork Graphs, anything like this for mac? NodeXL is a free, open-source template for Microsoft® Excel® 2007, 2010 and 2013 that makes it easy to explore network graphs.  With NodeXL, you can enter a network edge list in a… Continue reading

company that integrates third party apps…what else could be bundled in a dash board.

Science Fiction Envisions the World We Want – Kim Stanley Robinson

Bioneers Associate Producer J.P. Harpignies interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, among our most celebrated, award-winning sciencefiction writers and the most ecologically conscious. The author of many classic works including the seminal Mars and Three… Continue reading

Someone I resontate with Gibrán Rivera

“Together we can do what we could not do alone.” With this in mind, Gibrán’s job is to help people work better together. He is a consultant committed to the development of leaders,… Continue reading

The beginning in a “call in” work shop

Calling each other in. How do we do this. For so long i have held this mantra in my mind. I ve felt the sting of being shamed, called out,  by others from… Continue reading

Reimagine Everything: Grace Lee Boggs -PR&E

I’m a very old woman. I was born in 1915 in what was later known as the First World War, two years before the Russian Revolution. And because I was born to Chinese… Continue reading


A Note on Call-Out Culture

Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name instances or patterns of oppressive behaviour and language use by others. People can be called out for… Continue reading

the willingness to endure

The word brave has many synonyms: courageous, valiant, valorous, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, bold, and fearless. But of all these my favorite definition of bravery is this one: a willingness to endure, even when fear and suffering… Continue reading

SOCAP, at the intersection of money + meaning – there’s a conference.

Since the very beginning, SOCAP has pioneered new ventures, investment tools, and ultimately relationships at the intersection of money and meaning. We know that if we don’t change the narrative of our economy… Continue reading

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts

Yup, these GIFs explain it all better than my math teachers’ ever did.



Interview Techniques for documentary filmmakers

For those who work as documentary filmmakers you undoubtedly have thought about the importance of asking well thought out questions that not only provide you with the information you’re looking for but also… Continue reading

Birdman, movie review

Birman is a film about Art. It a film about the rejection of “lowbrow” entertainment and the celebration of “truth” in art. Throughout the film the main character, Riggan, struggles with a duality… Continue reading

SCORE – Seattle – Werner Erhard

Here’s the budget of a 31-year-old who wants to retire before 60

James Colvin started keeping a budget during his first job out of college, when he was making $28,000 a year and getting a paycheck only once a month. “I paid everything off and… Continue reading

Gimlet and Google talks

The 4 crucial roles in a startup

Originally posted on Ask Atma:
Building your company right – the first time If you are starting a new company one of the first issues you must face is who will do what?…

The Only Baby Book You’ll Ever Need

By MICHAEL ERARDJAN. 31, 2015 Photo   CreditMikkel Sommer Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Email Share Tweet Save More SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. — LIKE many parents, I have a particular book… Continue reading

Milk and Honey, Rapi Kaur Rupi Kaur’s first book, Milk and Honey is the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table. Accompanied by her own sketches, the beautifully honest poems read like the… Continue reading

Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project +Seg Mapping

Pinoys in Seattle

An interesting map detail the location of Pinoy culture throughout Seattle! Plus a great integrated shopping set up.

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment

Skill Sets for Targets Skill Sets for Agents There is a work sheet that i like… not found it yet… Rank Categories and Rank Roles Nine Categories of Rank The nine categories… Continue reading

QGIS tutorials

Google Tag Manager

Center for Community Change

Quote from CCs Fellow: As CCC’s Distinguished Taconic Fellow of 2014, Justin will be exploring new organizing models that combine politics with personal growth and community building – with particular focus on how… Continue reading

Ideo – Open Innovation Platform for Social Good.

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, NY was one of the most dark, depressing films I have ever had to endure. It painted an unrelenting portrait of a man suffering from depression and a complete withdrawal from reality… Continue reading

They told us to close our eyes and pray

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and… Continue reading

Margin Call, review

Margin Call was a drama following a couple lower level banking pions, Peter Sullivan and Seth Bergman, as they uncovered the unsustainability of their banking practices. As the Peter and Seth met with… Continue reading

the Century of Self

The Century Of The Self 1 of 4 Happiness Machines from Jim Harlan on Vimeo.

Why ordinary people need to understand power

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence… Continue reading

A release valve for interpersonal stress!

With any shared living or working space tensions and resentment arise. The success to interpersonal relations is not about avoiding or dismissing our frustrations, but about finding patterns of communication that identify and reconcile specific… Continue reading

The White Moderate

“Over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is… Continue reading

Tyree Scott

You can’t just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution.

Woot!! Bernie Sanders Just Screwed over the Republicans

It seems Senator Sanders knows how to mess royally with the Republicans. He’s introduced an amendment to the legislation that would pass the Keystone XL Pipeline. The amendment reads thusly: “It is the… Continue reading

How to Seamlessly Include Everyone in Your Event Photos:

1. Announcing ahead of time when group photos will be taken gives guests time to prepare mentally, logistically and physically (making sure their hairstyle’s intact, finding their friends, etc).  Allowing the group to… Continue reading

My new workout regiment

You cannot be both young and wise –

“Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the… Continue reading

Intuition Pump and Other Tools for Thinking

Cultural Dissonance

Cultural dissonance   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (image source: Cultural dissonance (education, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies) is an uncomfortable sense of discord, disharmony, confusion, or conflict experienced by people in the… Continue reading

How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women

Interesting article, but really great interactive info-graphics of daily activities–look into it!  

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

A touch stone for my understanding of love:  To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love… Continue reading

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable,… Continue reading

The Coconut Revolution (2001, 50min)

Bougainville, with a populations of only 160,000 has managed to close and keep closed one of the biggest mines in the world. They have held their ground for a decade with antique weapons… Continue reading

Technological disobedience: Cuba’s DIY inventions from 30 years of isolation

In 1991, Cuba’s economy began to implode. “The Special Period in the Time of Peace” was the government’s euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in… Continue reading

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