This Pandemic is a Warm-up Drill – by John Graham …………… So I leave the house with mask and gloves and I social-distance my way to the post office and the grocery store and the pharmacy. There’s no way I’m going to put other people at risk by being macho myself. Here’s hoping that idea is getting through to other adventure junkies like me. I value lessons like those from philosopher and educator Parker Palmer who said in a recent essay, “As some of the fallout from this crisis comes my way… I’m learning more about the good hearts of Read More

The Hongkong Way

Antony Dapiran: The Hong Kong Way protest shows enchantment is a powerful weapon Posted: 27 Aug 2019 08:30 AM PDT by Dilip Simeon. The feeling of “enchantment”, according to political theorist Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University, is something that stops you in your tracks, leaving you transfixed and spellbound – a suspension of time and movement. Places or moments of enchantment can inspire a sense of wonder or awe, even fill us with overwhelming feelings of generosity and love for the world. But enchantment can also serve a political purpose. It almost felt like magic. A few people standing Read More

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