Spend Your Soul

What stops you from spending your soul? What holds you back from loving this world? Your finite form Is but a momentary entrustment An unbidden amen An unreasonable fire From the epic willingness of life to keep being itself Despite your right to loneliness. Don’t hold back Don’t keep the pantry stocked or your regaliaContinue reading »

On depression

Friends, let me say up front, I have not wrestled with severe depression. I have been on the periphery of many who have, and many who continue to struggle. I’ve recognized that much of the discussion around depression amounts to this: let’s talk about it. Let’s beckon it from the shadows. Let us set theContinue reading »

We are makers

We are makers You and I Life entrusted Us With hands Fingers Hearts To clasp in prayer To clench in grief To craft towards beauty. Careful now – In our making We end life Or ensure its continuity A fragile finite cycle A spiral. – Posted to Facebook, July 30

Living the New Economy Keynote: Mark Lakeman & Ian MacKenzie

Kicking off 6-days of fantastic events for this year’s Living the New Economy in Vancouver, is a dynamic-duo keynote from Vancouver’s own new paradigm filmmaker Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics, Reactor, One Week Job) and visionary placemaker and permaculturist Mark Lakeman (founder of City Repair, Portland). This is the evening that will set theContinue reading »