90% within 10 miles too daunting? Try 50% within 50 miles for 50 days

I searched the web to see if anyone else out there in Google land was as crazy as I am. The answer is yes. First, a tip of the spatula to Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon for their 100 mile diet experiment that launched a whole local eating movement. It’s …

Celebrating Love on St. Valentine’s Day (hint: he was a bachelor)

Here’s some reflections from my  personal journey seeking – and finding – love. It is St. Valentine’s day. He was a saint – a confirmed bachelor in love with the divine – who illegally married Christian couples. Risky business in his time. Is it an accident that Governor Christine Gregoire …

Places to Intervene in a System, in case you don’t know

Donella Meadows was one of my great mentors. She, Dennis Meadows and Jorgen Randers were authors of the revolutionary 1974 Limits to Growth Report. These MIT early systems thinkers had the audacity to reveal the results of their computer modeling of resource flows – to wit, sometime early in the …