"We Were Born Right Now for a Reason"

“We Were Born Right Now for a Reason”

We were born right now for a reason. We can be whatever we give ourselves the power to be. And right now we need dream weavers…truth sayers…trail blazers… life lovers…peacemakers.

What Downton Abbey Teaches Us about Health Care

What Downton Abbey Teaches Us about Health Care

Underneath the arguments between Violet and Isobel over the village hospital lies a persistent issue:  what should be the relationship of the community to health care in the emerging age of expensive, high tech, specialized medical systems?

Regarding Susan Sontag: Film Portrait by Nancy Kates

Regarding Susan Sontag: Film Portrait by Nancy Kates

In many ways, we live in a Sontagian world of complete visual overload, a media environment dominated by the image culture of television, advertising, YouTube, Facebook and instant access to information.

The Alchemy of Collaboration

The Alchemy of Collaboration

The commons describes a social practice that unleashes people’s capacity to create things together and take their lives and livelihood into their own hands. It is a social form that has long lived in the shadows of our market culture, but which is now on the rise.