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Some Thoughts on Reading and Social/Technological Change

There is no doubt that the last two decades have seen some remarkable changes in how reading can be done; and, folks seem to want to draw broad generalizations and cite suspicious surveys and “studies” to support some fairly radical ideas...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 24, 2016

You Are a #Storyteller and You Can Change Lives . . .

When I was growing up, I’d often heard, “Everyone has a novel in them.”. If you think my punctuation in that last sentence is wrong [ .”. ], I could beg to differ with you; but, that’s another post… Still, I’...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 13, 2016

THE GIVING BUSINESS: Is the non-profit world becoming too corporate?

Philanthropy is a big economic deal in North America. In Canada, which has the second-largest non-profit sector in the world, there are more than 161,000 […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindful...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 21, 2015

Stand #UpForSchool and sign the petition today

If 95% of schools at home suddenly closed, would it be considered a crisis?  I think you'd agree reopening the schools is urgent, right? You may think everyone would - but only 1% of humanitarian aid goes to education in emergency ...
by K is for Kechell on Jul 5, 2015

The true leftLeft wing politics used to be dominated by Marx and Marxism. In that perspective, the existing problems of poverty, exploitation, and injustice were the work of a capitalist economic system. That system needed to be replaced by a differe...
by Out of the Woods on Jun 16, 2015

Scotland the Evolved

Imports and exports are the stuff of international commerce. Nations import what they require or desire from nations that have a surplus. One surplus that the United States has is Creationism. The origins of the movement share some culture with ̷...

LIVING IN A POSTHUMANIST WORLD: Re-thinking humanism might make better communities

No positive changes are ever made in the world without community building. Communities make us stronger, more capable and more motivated to create a better […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindf...
by The Mindful Word on May 9, 2015

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by Creditcardbenefits.ca on Apr 10, 2015

Mideast Tunes — Music for social change in the Middle East

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by Bir Fikrin mi Var on Mar 21, 2015

Theological Fiends

Vampires are among the most theological of monsters. Not that I’m a theologian, but I sometimes read those who are. Although zombies and vampires rival one another for the ascendent monster of the moment, I’ve always had a soft spot … Conti...

15 Years to Global Change

  15 years. A game changing set of time. What can possibly be accomplished over 15 years with the right tools, circumstances, and mindset? Global change. Bill and Melinda Gates just released their Annual Letter and have settled on a set ...
by Almost All The Truth on Jan 23, 2015

Can Stories Change Society?

Most of us have read a story that’s changed us, in some way. Often, these are news stories… Sometimes, stories told by friends… Even fictional stories have the power to induce lasting change in our lives… Back in May, I wrote...
by Notes from An Alien on Oct 22, 2014

Part 1: My First Attempt at a Vision Board

VISUALISE YOUR GOALS If you have heard of the book the Secret or any read anything on personal development or seen Oprah or read Jillian Michaels you will have come across Vision Boards.  It's all about visualising your goals.Which means ge...
by Bee Happy and Healthy on Oct 19, 2014

Social identity and Hackney Wick

Opinions differ on the authenticity of Hackney Wick.  Historically, it’s an inner city industrial site along London’s Lea River, ribbed by tributary canals and factories.  Today, it’s a redeveloping neighborhood, given new life by the...

Social Theory of Everything

Right after high school, I began wondering about chaos and order–why there were problems around me and what should be their solutions.  The University of the Philippines (UP) was the right environment for my complex thoughts and complicated th...

Social Theory of Everything

Right after high school, I began wondering about chaos and order–why there were problems around me and what should be their solutions.  The University of the Philippines (UP) was the right environment for my complex thoughts and complicated th...

Twee by Marc Spitz (book review)

In Twee, journalist and cultural observer Marc Spitz describes and examines what the Twee movement means to music, art, film, fashion, food, politics and more, along with exploring the generations that comprise the core. The post Twee by Marc Spitz...
by A Penny and Change on Aug 16, 2014

Our monsters, our values

A flaxen-maned sea creature, two stories tall, has waded ashore in Bournemouth this week.  All I can say is that it wasn’t there on Sunday… The monster was made personal in the spirit of Richard Branson, put up by Virgin Media as part of...

Innovating for Caregivers at The SIX Vancouver Summer School

I’m on a plane now, reading over the notes I’ve made from the last four days.  I’ve just come from a week of listening, sharing and thinking about how society can be shaped and shifted to support family caregivers.  I was thinking too...

“Harnessing the Power of Narrative for Social Change”

As a writer, I often wonder about the future…  Actually, because of some of my research, I hold the future in Great Wonder. And, because I’m a writer, I have the power of words to help me, even if falteringly, to potentially shape some...
by Notes from An Alien on May 14, 2014


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