Philosophy

Zimmerman-Martin controversy and public lynching

  There is something about the story of Trayvon Martin’s shooting that continue to trouble me. Not that such an event could occur, but rather the public response to the reporting of the event. Once I assumed we were a nation of laws. That each man and woman was afforded certain protections under our system […]

Getting started 101

I got a text message from a dear Sister this morning and it set me off on a tear. She has been reading the DEEP WINTER series, which I love, and it has her thinking about her state of resiliency, or lack thereof. So, she asked me to help her out and gave me a […]

Threat assessment, Middle East War

This is not a chicken little update. The core to developing your own resiliency is to accurately identify the areas of your life where you are NOT resilient and work to make them increasingly so, all the while improving your life if nothing fails. So, in that spirit, let’s take a look at what a […]

Inertia

Newton’s 1st Law: The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to preserve its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward in a straight line. It would be very easy for me to put […]

Finding resiliency in community

  John Robb brought a Transition Community to my attention in one of his recent posts. I wish I had known about them before we left Germany, they aren’t very far from where we used to live! I know a lot of folks look askance at the idea of building a community in a deliberate […]

Why be resilient in your life?

Some may ask why be resilient, why develop independent income streams, why develop community ties and why produce some of your own food or support its production locally? Here ya go… Iran Madonna fans beg Netanyahu to hold strike until after her performance: http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/israeli-fans-beg-pm-to-hold-off-iran-attack-over-madonna-show-1.412014 Syria Assad contemplates use of chemical weapons in Homs: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/assad-forces-mull-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-homs-opposition-says-1.411954 Mexico […]

Trust and resiliency

John Robb over at Global Guerrillas has been hitting it out of the park lately with regards to the philosophy behind resiliency. I highly recommend to everyone to read his blog and resiliency page frequently. In today’s blog post he discusses the fact that the global system has trust issues. Without re-doing his excellent post, […]