Strange Bedfellows

Today is the last day of the social forum workshops. Since I've been “off duty” both in terms of tech stuff, and in terms of doing workshops, I've been wandering around to different workshops. I went to a good workshop I'll talk about in more detail in the next post. It's been very interesting – a quite intriguing mix of people and perspectives and attitudes about social change.

One of the fascinating things that is going on is that the USSF is overlapping at the Westin with a National American Miss pageant.

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Social Forum Musings

I've been at the Social Forum now for a few days, and I have some observations. I haven't been to a huge number of sessions (3 so far, I expect to get to a few more before the close.) And, two of those sessions I was involved in, so it's hard to make much of a pattern out of that. But there have been some very interesting conversations, and I do feel like people are looking for some new avenues and strategies for change.
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Welcome to the new blog!

Finally, I got a few minutes to move my first blog over from Typepad. It was pretty easy – although I think that moving Zen of Nonprofit Technology will be harder, because I care more about preserving the right structure. This blog, I'm just happy to get all the posts over.

So, things will be moving and changing, be patient. And notice the new feed on the bottom right!

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About

The intersection of vertical lines through the center of buoyancy of a floating body when it is at equilibrium… A collection of centers… Where religion, politics, science, technology, the environment and Michelle’s brain and life meet.

I've been thinking a lot about what this blog should be. It hasn't become clear yet. I expect it will soon.

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Clarity, and prayers not answered

Life is so interesting sometimes. I had an interesting weekend in the realm of directions my life could have, or might have taken. First, I found out that the Center for Contemplative Mind, an organization I have admired from close up, and from afar for years, is searching for a new ED. It's a great organization that does fantastic work in the world. I had a moment (well, no, I had about an hour) of angst. Maybe this was really the job I wanted.

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What is leadership?

Some current events are making me think a lot about leadership. I've been (and am) a leader in a variety of contexts, and perhaps I haven't thought a lot about, or articulated, what I think leadership is, and means. But some recent events in a community I care deeply about have made me reflect on this, and be much more conscious about the ways I am a leader.

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