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What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood...

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone's mouth when asked the question: What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood... There is a powerful…
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Resilient Children (Part One)

Okay I could tell stories about this all day. For example, yesterday I was picking my daughter up from an afterschool sport, cross country running. The teacher had that close call look on her face, and as a parent of a woodsy girl, I expected…
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Extended Family Adoption and the Future Generations

  Since 1996, I've been mentoring youth, including this young man to my left, Luka Negoita. Occasionally I get to know the family, deeper bonds form, sometime rites of passage are facilitated and what develops is an adoption…
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Sukkot on the Farm

I had a chance to be part of a creative return to earth based wisdom in Judaism last week. Wilderness Torah, who's mission is to Awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community,…
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Wild Intelligence, Athens Georgia

here is a talk I gave last night in Athens Georgia. My good friend and adopted younger brother, Evan McGown has begun a Nature Community project called Institute for Wild Intelligence. This talk has a strong theme of what does it take to have…
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Come by the Hills: from Ireland to Maine

"Now here's a sad song for ya, it brings a tear to me glass eye"  quips Uncle Gerry, "It's so sad even the cross-eyed had tears runnin' down the back o' their necks..." Gerry Brady is a trick a minute.  "I'm the only leprechaun in captivity"…