Show up. Be present.

Two from Roz Duffy that should be passed along; “here and now”, and “my community story”. Show up. Be present. Probably my greatest personal struggles. But I’m finding that breathing helps. So does getting back to somethings I had set aside for too long, like my guitar, which provides a kind of mindfulness training in […]

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First post from WordPress

Recent happenings with Six Apart and the momentum behind WordPress convinced me to migrate paradox1x.org. I used to migrate this blog every few months to a new platform during blogging’s early period; Userland Frontier, EditThisPage, Userland Radio, Nuke, PostNuke, GreyMatter, and eventually MovableType. I’ve had plenty of experience with Drupal, Blogger, and WordPress on other […]

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Nancy Scola gives the good news and bad news about participatory democracy

A good thought provoker I’d thought I’d pass along: Personal Democracy Forum: “Talk Notes: The Invention That Is American Democracy”: I’d argue that much of what has passed for participatory democracy in these early stages of its reinvention has been obsessed with re-engineering a system — while largely ignoring the role of real-live flesh and […]

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