June 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Paul Hawken's Commencement Address - Portland, May 09 - a wonderful and thoughtful piece

Healing or Stealing?

The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of

Portland, May 3, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was

“direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there.

Let’s begin with the startling part. Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to

be a human being on earth at a… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on June 30, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Welcome to Toronto

We are in 'the mayhem' of preparation getting ready for your arrival. You will be 'packing', and very soon, all this planning and thinking and preparation will merge into the new and unique creation - the Toronto Summer Institute 2009.

Remarkably, Summer Institutes have been occurring since 1984 - when we held the first 'full blown' Institute at McGill University in Montreal. That is a little humbling, but here we are in 2009 - still going.. still learning ... still challenged by the… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on June 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

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