I’m a huge fan of the TED talk community. Here’s a short spoken word video from poet and teacher Clint Smith, on the power of your voice and the courage to speak your truth.
I’m not sure when it began, to be certain. It may have started when I was talking with my son about the joy we had when working on our 1966 Ford F100 pickup, compared to our 2006 Ford Expedition (whose spark plugs we cannot change out at home). Or it may have been when I […]
Apple has a home run with this ad. I’ve seen it three times now and still get misty each time I see it.
In a time at which saying “I’m sooo busy!” is the same as saying “I’m soooo important!” and we are connected online to something 60x60x24x7x365, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s hard not to be distracted, to remain present. In this post I want to share with you ten eleven! Eleven of the tools I’ve been using […]
In recent weeks, I’ve been strongly considering taking a break from Facebook. The month of December seems a great time to do that. It has become clear to me that Facebook isn’t the most healthy place for me to hang out. I find myself experiencing less and less beneficial moments there, and more and more […]
One fun thing about being active on social media sites is trying to figure out how to describe yourself in a short bio. I’ve revamped mine more times than I’ve bought new pants in recent years. Until today, my Twitter profile said: Becoming who I am since 1969; helping others do the same. D.Min in […]
Anybody who isn’t embarassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough. – Alain de Botton, quoted in Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon Like lots of folks who were rabid avid bloggers back in the olden days when blogs were cool, I have gone through many phases of knowing how to use […]
Forest Church: A Field Guide to a Spiritual Connection with Nature by Bruce Stanley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jesus taught his followers to observe and learn from things like sparrows, lilies, storms, olive trees, mountains and fish. In that same spirit, Bruce Stanley writes a delightful and engaging book about leading groups into […]
Last month I was honored to be the Pilgrim in Residence at Lacy Clark Ellman’s FANTASTIC site A Sacred Journey. I wrote four posts about my spring Iona pilgrimage: Week 1: Careening Toward Meaning Week 2: Surprised by the Dance of the Puffins Week 3: Columba’s Bay and a Stone with a View Week 4: […]
This is Austin Kleon’s keynote at SXSW Interactive 2014. It’s based heavily upon his most recent book of the same title, which I bought earlier this year – actually, borrowed from the library, LOVED, bought, reread, bought the previous book Steal Like an Artist, loved, reread… you get the picture. Austin’s take on creativity and […]