Tag Archives: overcoming isolation

Connections, by Marge Piercy

Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground. You cannot always tell by looking at what is happening More than half a tree is spread out in the soil under your feet. Penetrate quietly as the earthworm that blows no trumpet. Fight persistently as the creeper that brings down the tree. Spread like the squash […]

Homework for Session 6: Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, by Juliet Schor

“Plenitude is about transition.  Change doesn’t happen overnight.  Creating a sustainable economy will take decades, and this is a strategy for prospering during that shift.  The beauty of the approach is that it is available right now.” – Juliet Schor I. THE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES WE FACE Juliet Schor argues in her book Plenitude that a […]

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

What is the difference between heaven and hell?
In both heaven and hell, there is a table overflowing with abundant, nourishing food.

Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?

Can forming a small group like a Common Security Club really make a difference, when the problems we face seem so overwhelming? History tells us it can.

Baby Steps Toward New Communities

If there’s anything I’ve learned as the CSC Organizer, it’s that there is no ‘one size fits all’ Resilience Circle. They are as different as the individuals who comprise them. But a common thread is that clubs provide a way for people get to know each other. It’s an old-fashioned concept – knowing your community […]

Can Small Group Organizing Save the Country?

Sources of strength are all around us, in our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but we have to overcome our isolation to find them.