November 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Reflections on the Scottish Inclusion Institute (by Jack Pearpoint)

To the Skirl of Bagpipes, a boran (drum), fiddle and voice – we were all learning about Scottish ‘line dancing’. 

 

One of the many learnings was that it isn’t nearly as easy as it looks – and some of the locals can Really Swing. 

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Added by Becki Pauls on November 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

A World Cafe on Inclusive Communities and Economic Sustainability

We had our first virtual World Café on Inclusive Communities and Economic Sustainability: Holding on to what matters in community living as public money grows more scarce. We want to thank all of you for contributing your ideas and wisdom it was an amazing start for us to begin a journey of discovering what is possible. I want to thank my co-hosts Amy Lenzo and Ben Roberts of…

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Added by Joe Donofrio on November 17, 2011 at 1:49am — 1 Comment

A Lost Art

Although Linda Love is a fashion artist known all over the world, her gifts and love for her craft are noticeable here in her home town. Her dream was to open a sewing school here in Cincin- nati to teach and spread her exuberance for clothing.

 

Linda Love’s mother, Minnie Loopes Jones, was a…

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Added by joe erpenbeck on November 16, 2011 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Historic Contribution

Tripp has an uncanny memory. When he was 5 or 6 years old, his parents hired someone to fix their hardwood floors. A year later they wanted to get some additional work done and were not able to remember the repairman’s name. Tripp overheard the conversation and commented, “That is Mr. Quizenberry, the wood guy.”

 

Tripp moved to Cincinnati from Blacksburg, West Virginia, with his mother so that they could be closer to his sister and her family. He didn’t know anyone but his…

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Added by joe erpenbeck on November 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Actions Speak Louder...

Westwood Works is an evolving discussion rather than a movement. It started as a gathering of citizens in Westwood who wanted to focus on what is right about their community and build on the assets of the largest neighborhood in the city.

 

They began by supporting a local artist who was applying to have a mural painted in the neighborhood and needed support. This group of committed folks stepped in and endorsed the application and now a beautiful mural exists on Harrison…

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Added by joe erpenbeck on November 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Full Community Member

Our blog this week:

A Full Community Member

Added by Allison Hammond on November 16, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Roving Listening - DeAmon Harges - a powerful way to discover your community

Those who have met DeAmon Harges are very fortunate - so they do not need anything but a gentle reminder to recall the incredible gifts of DeAmon as a "roving listener".  This approach (developed by DeAmon) is conversational community organizing - and has enormous power and capacity. 

If you don't know about it yet - it would be a great time to invite DeAmon for a visit.

Jack Pearpoint…

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Added by Jack Pearpoint on November 13, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Autism, Albi Taylor, Gluten Free - and the Woman in the Wardobe

We were just at the Scottish Institute in West Kilbride, and among the wonderful encounters, we met Albi Taylor - who told us the back story about her son Jack - who we had been 'hanging with' for three days.  (He is a delightful and seriously talented teenager).  Albi was driving us to the Glasgow rail station, telling her story. We literally stopped the car and said:  "Tell it again" - and we turned on the camera.  It is a total of 21 minutes - and Albi says you need to see it all, and she…

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Added by Jack Pearpoint on November 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Chess Vs Life

Chess vs Life

 

 

Any one ever heard The Other-Side of the Mountian. The story off Jill  Kinmont.

 

I would like to tell you a story of one sure person who's life did not go according to plan...that person was Jill Kinmont. The most upcoming famous star skier.

At the height of her career…

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Added by Jacqueline Morris on November 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover

You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover 

              

 Have you ever looked at a person and made the wrong judgement of that person? 

 

Madam toastmaster, fellow toastmasters and welcomed guests, it has been said that "you can't judge a book by it's cover."  Yet often when people look at me they make a bold prejudgement.  From just one glance they think they know what I'm capable of.…

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Added by Jacqueline Morris on November 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

absolute equality

From "Living with Open Hands" http://ronirvine.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/equality/

 

Our nation was established on the absolute belief in the equality of all people.



“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain…

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Added by Ron Irvine on November 2, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

CAPACITY THINKING

Check out this tool, the development of which is firmly anchored in the teaching from the Toronto Summer Institute on Inclusion. What a transformational experience!

 

 

 

 

Much of this was developed from the learning at the Toronto Summer Institute on Inclusion. We…

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Added by Ron Irvine on November 2, 2011 at 9:45pm — 8 Comments

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