In Every Community

In Every Community

We are not going to find one big button to fix the internet and social media. There is not one big lever that will heal our loneliness and restore our trust in each other, in our democracy, and in our selves. While social media companies need to make some technical...
A Simple Strategy

A Simple Strategy

My dad was the custodian of the school when I grew up. We didn’t have much money for recreation but we had keys to the gym. I practiced skills for about an hour a day starting at age six. Years later when I was in high school I sat in the living room with my dad...
Gathering Wisdom

Gathering Wisdom

I started working on a farm when I was in the sixth grade. The farmers taught me many skills: driving all kinds of vehicles, maintaining equipment, pulling weeds, and how to take on a big job one hour at a time. I can drive a tractor, run a back hoe (not well!),...
Meeting This Moment

Meeting This Moment

I have been in conversation with leaders of many wisdom traditions over the last few years. These are seasoned leaders who embody compassion, curiosity, and courage. They seek to strengthen their own community of wisdom, to strengthen the neighborhood they live and...
Can You Feel It?

Can You Feel It?

I was always a sensitive person. When I was little, I could feel the emotional states of people around me. I don’t just mean that I could sense them. I mean that I could feel them in my body. Some people said “You are too sensitive.” Many meant to...
Listening to the Sustainer Circle

Listening to the Sustainer Circle

The PTU Sustainer Circle met for the first time last week. Sustainers are donors that contribute to our work every month with a recurring donation. Seeing people’s values lead them to make such a commitment is inspiring to us, and also creates an important...