My friend Adam Yukelson took up rock balancing after hanging out with us at the ALIA Institute last month. He made this sculpture on the shores of the Dead Sea a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful.
Back in Halifax after a few days on PEI staying at Rob Paterson’s place. Right next to the house we were in was a striking contrast in field ecology, comparing a monocultured wheat field with a former horse paddock which has become a meadow. Rob and I spent the better part of an hour talking about these two fields and drawing analogies between them and the kinds of organizations we work with: some are monocultures and some are communities. The above video is a five minute summary of some of the things we discovered on our own.
Prince Edward Islanders like to caution vistors to drive safely and not to speed. I understand this, coming as I do from a slow island. However, the motive here seems to be different: after driving around eastern PEI today I have concluded that Islanders like vistors to keep a steady speed so they can pass you 15 km/h over the limit! Glad to know that. Happy to do my part!
…and searching for summer. After ALIA ended the family and I went down to The Shire, near Yarmouth for three days of hanging out with good friends from the Art of Hosting community, the Berkana Institute and the Split Rock Learning Centre. Our program consisted entirely to mastering the idea of pacing. We paced ourselves so well, that time itself slipped away. Matt cooked brilliant food, and there was music everywhere. Following that, one night at Windhorse Farm near Bridgewater Nova Scotia and then on to Charlottetown last night. We are now firmly ensconced in Rob Paterson’s barn, lolling around …