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June 15, 2017

Restoring the Commons

What do a barrier free DIY community street festival and a conservation project to purchase and protect hundreds of hectares of privately owned forest have in common? They are both, at their heart, about restoring the commons. This seems to be the emergent theme for me in 2017. It is a thread that ties my […]

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January 3, 2017

Another spin around the sun…

Another spin around the sun and here I am again, processing the twists, turns and adventures of 2016. The three big projects of 2016 remain in full view for the year ahead – Cumberland Forest, Elevate and the CV Collective, three projects that make my professional and personal life rich. I am excited to tease out […]

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January 20, 2015

The web of radical generosity

We live in a profoundly wealthy community – albeit with some significant day to day issues with distribution. Fortunately we also have an incredible capacity for activating and re-distributing: to buy a forest, to help a friend, to support families in need. The past 6 months have provided me with incredible experiences related to the […]

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June 25, 2014

Space Between the Notes

I am thinking a great deal about slowing down lately. I’m hungry to be making more art and music and to be experiencing the world in concert with my amazing 3 year old daughter. But this slowing down isn’t just personal, it’s professional too.  It’s about pacing myself and creating ‘space between the notes’ to […]

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February 24, 2014

Wind at my Back

This winter has reminded me again and again about the essence of my work – it’s really facilitating the gifts of others. The Cumberland Forest project has illuminated this more than any other project I have ever been involved in. The amazing creativity, ingenuity, commitment, passion and intention that our community demonstrates towards this project […]

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January 24, 2012

Life got in the way of this website…

This website has been a long time coming. But the very threat of its existence seemed to kick a bunch of things in my life into motion. In the time between when Dialect showed me the first mock up and today, a few things have…well…changed. I had a baby. I changed jobs after over a […]

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