The Boston Globe put out a call to newspapers across the country to defend the importance of journalism to American democracy. Journalists are not the enemy, is the point the Globe asked all newspapers to address in editorials to be published today. As they point out: There was once broad, bipartisan, intergenerational agreement in the … Continue reading A Free Press Needs You
Shareable is an organization that promotes more sharing among community members, or "activating the urban commons," as they call it. There really are some interesting initiatives that have taken place across the world, things we can learn from. Today, I read Sharing Cities, a compendium of case studies that Shareable has put together. It's filled … Continue reading Sharing Cities
Today, I dialed into the Conscious Capitalism Boston chapter's quarterly two-hour board meeting. We had important things to cover in administrative- and governance-related details, and also in programming and particularly membership. We're also planning a strategy session in the near future.
I love oysters. Here I am vacationing on Cape Cod, which once had one of the world's great oyster beds. A non-profit called Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc. (SPAT) runs tours of oyster farms but the tours are sold out this week, unfortunately. SPAT also runs Wellfleet’s OysterFest, and helps to sustain Wellfleet’s shellfishing and … Continue reading Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting
Yesterday, I wrote about the "Unite the Right" follow-up rally in Washington DC. Well, it's happening. Today, I made a further donation, pledging a small amount for every alt-right that shows up to the Unite the Right 2 Rally in Lafayette Square.
This weekend is the one-year anniversary of the violent Charlottesville rally. Another "Unite the Right" rally is planned for tomorrow, promoting the same white supremacist ideology. Today, I signed a petition organized by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to demand that Congress denounce the event and take concrete action to fight white supremacy.
Next week, I'm on vacation. But as soon as I get back, I'll be heading to a retreat for the Climate Reality Project Boston chapter and a few days later for a strategic planning session for the Conscious Capitalism Boston chapter's programming committee. Today, I drafted and circulated agendas for both those meetings, so I … Continue reading Strategic planning and retreat
Today, I took a tour of the Old Oak Dojo, a Jamaica Plain studio space that is fascinating for both its function and its form. It serves as a space for yoga, tai chi and other wellness-related events. And the retreat and event space is made available as a gift to grassroots groups and nonprofits involved … Continue reading Old Oak Dojo
As I wrote last November, Gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie has an accomplished past: "He was a key actor in the apartheid activism in the 1980s and went on to found Ceres and Global Reporting Initiative, two important organizations in the fight against climate change. He might also be the most progressive of the candidates, which you … Continue reading Bob Massie birthday party
I live in the Massachusetts Seventh Congressional District. Since 1998, Mike Capuano has represented the district in Washington (if you include the redistricting in 2013). He has has been member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus from its early days, and has a reputation as a hard-nosed negotiator and staunch advocate. He's learned how to deliver for … Continue reading Debate: Capuano versus Pressley