Posts tagged: social connection

The Hidden Benefit of the Debt Ceiling Circus

The Law of Unintended Consequences is, by definition, unpredictable. The abject failure of our current economic and political system to provide life’s basic necessities, while lavishing the wealthy with every conceivable bauble and privilege, eventually leads to a shift. We’re in for a doozie. This economic and social shift certainly feels Biblical in scope. By … Continue reading The Hidden Benefit of the Debt Ceiling Circus

Act to counteract bitter, divisive politics

The bitter, divisive politics that has swept this country threatens our great democracy. When we give into the corrosive, pervasive feelings of fear and scarcity, we sink into despair. We must counteract this trend by rebuilding our country, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Join the with the millions who are on the case. Get off the couch, put down … Continue reading Act to counteract bitter, divisive politics

Diners that Nourish and Heal What Ails Us

The entire country seems to be having a deer in headlights moment: stunned with fear. With our social fabric rent to shreds, if there ever was a time for a new model, this is it. Cooperative community diners pose an elegant solution that may solve myriad problems on many levels. The diners of my youth, … Continue reading Diners that Nourish and Heal What Ails Us

House sharing: the promise, the peril, the reality – a true story

Two couples, one twenty years older than the other, bought a large vintage home on Chicago’s south side, near the University of Chicago, in the 1970’s. Six adults combined resources and made a commitment to live graciously and harmoniously together. Sometimes the harmonious part was a stretch. Over dinner in March 2003, the owners described … Continue reading House sharing: the promise, the peril, the reality – a true story