tree; a story

tree; a story . The Tree is an ancient symbol in many cultures. The Tree of Knowledge, the Family Tree, and the Tree Of Life are three powerful examples. “Every atom belonging to you belongs to me.”   ~ Walt Whitman ♦ Picture if you will, a Tree. An old Tree that stands in the…

“Sit still! Or else!”

I wonder how much residual resistance remains from our caretakers telling us to sit still when we were kids. The directive was an imperative that had punitive consequences if not heeded. When we try “to sit still”, is part of the restlessness rooted in this formative experience of admonishment? Remember the challenge of trying to…

How Generational Relationships Are Changing the Dynamics of Charitable Giving

Shared values between Late Boomers and Millennials will shape the landscape of Philanthropy and Societal Change in new and revolutionary ways. There are five generations alive at once for the first time in US history. This has significant implications socially, culturally and economically. Recently, OPB (PBS) ran a series called America’s Generations which featured Chuck Underwood’s seminal…

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The Tastiest “TweetUp” – Portland Hashcapades

Twitter has dramatically changed how people connect within their communities and beyond. There are so many interesting to people to engage and often 140 characters is not enough to take relationships to a more meaningful level. Hashcapades, in Portland Oregon, is a monthly breakfast that brings people from the Twitter stream into personal friendship. Each…