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Entries Tagged as 'Avail Abundance'

Are We Ready to Create a Sharing Culture?

October 12th, 2022 No Comments

How quickly can we get used to sharing how many things? That’s the question the future is asking.


How to Respond to Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2020 No Comments

“You’re welcome” is a pleasure you can have with your mouth that fills your heart, not your stomach.


Tragedy Enhances Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2020 No Comments

Each story focuses on a small detail that had huge benefits. It prevented a disaster from becoming a fatality.


DIY Reparations Plan: Pay It Sideways

November 12th, 2020 No Comments

For years we’ve been having a national debate about reparations. It took a stand-up comedian to show that we don’t need government to right this wrong.


Work and Money Are Separate Issues

August 14th, 2020 No Comments

Money is a poor substitute for job satisfaction. As long as work and workers are considered interchangeable, there will never be enough money to go around.


Craft A New Future For Yourself

May 4th, 2020 No Comments

Other maladies will require substantial self-care. Pay attention. You will feel vulnerable in new ways. If that doesn’t happen to you, recognize your privilege and reach out empathetically to others.


Is Gratitude What’s Missing? I Wonder

January 16th, 2020 No Comments

I’m beginning to think that the most fundamental deficit that plagues modern societies may be gratitude. Whether you have a lot or a little, what you have is precious and the fact that you’re here to be having it is just short of miraculous. Modernity tends to avert its gaze when confronted with the miraculous. […]


Eugene Should Host an Abundance Swap in 2020

December 27th, 2019 No Comments

We often hold our stuff because we can’t part with their stories. Seeing a beloved object go to a good home can add a vital sweetness to an otherwise bitter grief.


Skybridge’s Limits Will be Most Public

July 19th, 2019 No Comments

Did anyone from the city ask, “What would it take?” If so, how did the university respond? It surely would have required more width, more money, constant upkeep and security.


Olympic Dreaming is Coming True

July 7th, 2019 No Comments

I try hard never to repeat myself. There are too many stories to be told all around us every day. It has never made sense for me to cover the same ground a second time. But rules are made to be broken. I’d like to go back to something I wrote almost exactly 11 years […]