NYC Cynicism, SF Solutionism

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I’ve been writing here for over a decade now. In hindsight, only a handful of those posts are still worth reading.



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Our Purpose is Process

Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.

Trump and People Power

What is a democracy-loving, power-to-the-people peer progressive to do when the networks work against us?

When Journalists Write Theories of Change

It’s extremely gratifying to see a so-called “theory of change” come alive in concrete language, narrated by a reporter and with videos that feature the voices and opinions of the people who are actually affected and do the affecting.

New Power, Old Institutions

Even among the oldest institutions, the norms of legitimacy have changed. These organizations must at least project new power values publicly even if they don’t practice them internally.


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