Archive for Commentary
Reflections on 2020
Kim Pearce reflects on a range of emotions and perspectives about our lives, the lives of others and the planet as a whole in the year 2020.... Read More
Amplifying disruption: How to get back on track when the power is off.
Rik Spann riffs on reality by welcoming the unexpected and moving into rapid prototyping without a safety net or a predictable outcome.... Read More
Ruth Bader Ginsberg: Living beyond differencewords
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a sad loss to the judiciary and to the American people. Beth Fisher-Yoshida reflects on one of RGB’s many virtues: her capacity to see beyond difference and show us all how to create a metanarrative and higher orders of context that can bring us together.... Read More
When does a critical moment become an inflection point?
Up until now, we have heard many stories about racial injustices, and systemic inequality. Yet, despite all the stories, personal and public, all the books, articles, lectures, podcasts, and movies available, there has not been systemic change. Ilene Wasserman reflects on the current critical moments we are all experiencing and wonders if it is enough now.... Read More
Humanity Rising’s goal is to being communities together to empower young people to change the world, especially in matters to do with our climate crisis. Sergej van Middendorp describes his experience in participating in Humanity Rising and reflects on that from a CMM perspective.... Read More
Reflecting on our year
We are excited about how we have responded to significant social challenges this year. Our end-of year reflection highlights our activities and invites your contribution.... Read More
Inviting others into non-polarizing conversations We have been having monthly CMM community calls this year on topics of social importance. The May Community Call focused on the question of how to invite others into non-polarizing conversations. Arthur Jensen, the host for May describes the highlights. ... Read More
Looking back and looking ahead: An end of year letter from Kim Pearce In her end of year letter to the CMM community, Kim Pearce reflects on the passing of events this year. From the loss of a dear member of our community, Philip Thomas, to the big dreamings we are nurturing for the coming years. ... Read More
Hurricane Harvey as one metaphor for our current political climate and the role of CMM as a first responder
Hurricane Harvey as one metaphor for our current political climate and the role of CMM as a first responder The months of August and September, 2017 will go down in history as months of fierce world-wide natural disasters that will not be forgotten anytime soon. These disasters, and the ways ordinary people have responded in a time of crisis, have inspired me to think about another type of disaster entirely of our making: national/international social/political disasters. I have asked myself “what can we learn from our response to natural disasters that can help us in our social/political disasters"? This paper is my exploration of this question. Please join me in this exploration. ... Read More