A friend, and recent guest blogger, Chris Lee, recently shared this video about a project coordinated by Christina MacLeod. She organized a group of community members to transform a “dull and lifeless street, into a public place that encourages activity, community and health.” It is a beautiful piece about a beautiful idea. Take the time to watch this 6 minute video. Be well friends!
Seven days removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the incidents. Acts of violence are unnecessary. They leave us empty and searching for answers. As we committed to upon partnering to bring you this blog, Linda and I vowed to be relentlessly positive.
I saw a quote from Mr. Rogers yesterday and it read: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Continue reading →
This week we’ve linked in a TED talk given by Shane Koyczan. I don’t know much about him, other than he is a master with spoken word and that his message is beyond powerful. I first saw this video a month or two ago, it was all over the place for a weekend. I’ve watched it several times since. Take the time to watch this clip. Really. Take the time. Truly. We wouldn’t lead you astray intentionally. Big love to you all from the Come In From The Cold blog!!!
I’ve been blessed in my life to have the opportunity to travel to amazing places, meet amazing people and develop on-going supportive and creative relationships with these amazing people. I learn from these people and value these connections. One of these teachers, John O’Brien, recently posted this YouTube clip on FaceBook and I immediately thought to share it here on this blog. The person responsible for this video is Edgar Cahn, creator of time banking concept. In this piece, “The Parable of The Blobs and Squares”, the concept of co-production is highlighted. In our society, as currently structured, all too often well-intentioned governmental systems and institutions try solving problems with “imposed solutions” rather than seeing people for what they can be…citizens capable of creating solutions by simply utilizing the gifts and talents we already possess.
Take the time to watch this brilliant piece. It is 6 minutes well spent! Thanks for sharing John!
Come In From The Cold · WELCOME… How can we make sure we invite everybody in, leaving nobody out in the cold? SIT… How do we get to know one another better? To start to care? STAY… How can we deepen our connections and dream together about a beloved community? This blog is a space of observations, questions and reflection about community. From San Diego and Scotland, we discovered that we needed to embark on a joint learning journey. We invite you to join us. – Kirk Hinkleman and Linda Keys