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“Two Spiritual Americas”

... a kind of metaphor for the fact that there have always, and not only since this sad Tuesday, been two spiritual Americas: one of intellect, one of spleen; one graceful, one grubby; one cool, one lit by resentment from below. ...

The Summoning World

"But there is, also, the summoning world, the admirable energies of the world, better than anger, better than bitterness and, because more interesting, more alleviating...

East/West or The Art-Full Life

These seem to be turbulent times, but I suspect each generation thinks the same. Much like technology, which attracts prognostications of game-changery,* current events often seem to us...

A Week in Maui

Just another week in paradise. Maui was quite a contrast after a relatively sleepy week on Kaua'i. More people, more cars, more strip malls (especially in Kihei, where we were staying)....

Kaua’i 5-0

Kaua'i is a study in contradictions: verdant, wet, sun-baked, and red-rocked. ...

15 for 2015

Spent the afternoon looking back through the year in photos. Choosing the best ones is subjective, but here are 15 favourites....

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Writing here & there

I've been doing some writing about the nonprofit sector and open data in a few different places. First, check out my blog post from the spring about the concept of "small data" ...

Photo by Athena Kay
Letters from (Civic Design) Camp

Last month I attended Toronto’s first ever Civic Design Camp, and spent the day listening, discussing, and designing ways to make Toronto a more equitable, interesting, and engaged city....