What is Grassroots Learning?

I am thinking about learning as a form of grassroots organizing: change at the root, within a person and thus, necessarily, between people.  It can also start with change between people that creates change within them.  It works both ways! Learning links people up, anew, within and around themselves. In Donna Haraway’s words, “We become accountable […]

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Is Kindness Everything?

In the array of contemporary lawn signs found in my neighborhood, one presents a list of statements under the line: “We Believe:”  The list include convictions I ardently share, including “Black Lives Matter,” “Science is Real,” and “Love is Love.” It ends with one I question: “Kindness is everything.”  Every time I see one of […]

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Is It Sustainable?

Sometimes the question, “Is it sustainable?” is posed in the name of being responsible, measured, sober.  Not getting carried away.  But it’s a more complex question than it seems, a question that depends very much on timing, scale, and context.  If you’ve ever started something, you know that it’s usually a messy process — glad […]

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