Poetry with Purpose

In planning for the Becoming Cascadian weekend May 31-June 3, 2018, the model used by my spiritual community (Subud) for its annual kejiwaan gathering is key. A very democratic affair in which there is an opening and closing circle which every attendee is welcome to...

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline of the health of the planetary biosphere....

Racist Cascadia?

I was tagged in a Facebook post today because it was related to the concept of Cascadia and due to my work as a bioregionalist in the bioregion known by some as Cascadia. The post by Brian McCracken (who organized the Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam, part of the last...

Rifkin Meme/ Guaranteed Basic Income

It’s a Facebook meme and these are worth the paper they’re printed on, but I though this one was pretty good, so I shared it. I’d seen Jeremy Rikin give a lecture at Town Hall, discussing the sharing economy and the possibility that 3D printers will...