Connecting local responses around the world
Last week I was at an inspiring meeting in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A dozen of us gathered from different parts of the US to continue an exploration of common ground. There's a confluence happening. Especially over the last decade people have been working with different words to explore the same questions: How do we create healthy communities? Communities where happiness is pursued, not consumption. Communities where people live with the graceful bounty of this planet rather than…Continue
We* spent a second day visiting four different places in the the Tohoku disaster area. I'll just talk about two.
Eight months ago today the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown hit Japan. Back in the tsunami area of Miyagi Prefecture, I impressed with the extent of clean-up and it is still hard to look at the extensive damage.
We started the day meeting with Watanabe-san, the volunteer coordinator in Minami-Sanriku-cho. Watanabe-san was born in Sendai, and was…