Yesterday was Geoph Kozeny's birthday. He would have been 58.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas One and All!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I wrote a couple days ago about Ma'ikwe's frustrated attempts to establish an intentional cmty in Albuquerque. Cmties fail all the time (their success rate is similar to restaurants—most don't see their second birthday), yet there were was a special quality about the Albuquerque efforts worth noting.
Friday, December 21, 2007
My wife, Ma'ikwe Ludwig, has been trying to start an intentional community in Albuquerque the last four years. We got married last April and the understanding throughout has been that she was committed to being in NM (in addition to her community aspirations and the friends she's attempting this with, the other parents of her two kids live there, and that's where her job connections are concentrated). This winter though, after her fourth attempt at establishing a cmty went down the tubes, she's letting go of Albuquerque and plans to move to Dancing Rabbit this spring. While DR is only three miles from my home at Sandhill Farm—which is orders of magnitude better than her living in another time zone—it was a gut-wrenching decision for her to make.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I am the cmty btucher. While others do it also, I do it most.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
New snow this morning. It's like turning to a new page in a journal. A fresh start, all clean and blank. Full of promise and possibilities. A good rain can produce the same effect, but the winter palette is so much more spare. Just a few colors to work with: nuances in white, with contrasting edges of black, brown, and gary. The Earth sleeps under this white blanket, recharging for the next cycle. A good time for reflection.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Though it's taken me awhile to embrace it, finally, at age 58, I see myself as a writer. For the past 15 years I've authored a regular column for Communities magazine, and I've written dozens of handouts for trainings and reports for meetings and clients. Now, apparently, I am also a blogger. The weird thing about this venue is that, for the first time, I'll be creating for a medium I have no familiarity with. That is, I don't read blogs (who has the time?). Kinda like groping in a dark closet, hoping to find your favorite boots while knowing there's a chance you'll come out with something the dog has mutilated. We'll see what we get.