lqb2weekly #160 (18 oct 2021)


my summer/early fall of galavanting has finally come to a close. it was a fucking incredible run. and, tbh, i was ready for it to end. i’ve been traveling 7-21 days a month since june 25th. it was glorious. and, turns out, i don’t actually need infinite travel. enough is enough. good learnings there.

on the last big trip away, though, i finally made my way to dickinson’s reach. wow. what a place. i really hope i can organize myself to do one of the residencies next year.

anyway, a few things:

  1. applications are open for CHJL cohort #2. we just passed the halfway point for cohort #1 and it’s fucking incredible. also, tbc, it’s BIPOC only. quick paragraph below. if you’re interested and have questions, hit me up. happy to talk all about it.

We are excited to announce that we are opening applications for the second cohort of our 9-Month Liberatory Coaching Certification program! This is a certification program for BIPOC social justice movement leaders who are committed to learning coaching skills for individual and collective liberation. We invite people to come back to themselves by deeply engaging in anti-systemic oppression analysis, Spirit and different healing modalities in a multi-racial and gender expansive space.

  1. a collaborator and futurist friend, julia, is looking for work. 

Julia works with leaders in environmental, social, and corporate governance to align strategy with values. She is a practitioner of awareness-based changed based on the teachings of Theory U: Leading from the emerging future.  www.juliamande.com 

  1. my teacher, gibrán, has gone public with talking about his medicine work. this is an excellent interview. check it.

  2. a colleague from css heard about this retreat center being sold in oregon (lol). if you know someone who’s interested, check it out. contact info meg west (805) 215-6190 of https://www.trilliumoregon.com/.

  3. kendra's meal train needs just 3 more meal sign ups before election day! could you help my beloved out as she plans to finish strong in the last few weeks of her city council campaign? or if you know someone who is feeling hopeless, tell them it’s pretty easy to send a meal for kendra and zaire. as they say, the best antidote to despair is action.

  4. vital village is having a national community leader summit starting today. i know it’s late notice but if you’ve got some time on your hands today, check out their week-long conference. it looks cool.

on to the things!

(!!) pick of the pack


some things i’ve written since the last newsletter:


there is nothing new under the sun…

As is a tale, so is life. not how long it is, but how good it is. — seneca

The Footstep of the Farmer is the Best Fertilizer — unknown

no one should lead all of the time and everyone should lead some of the time. — the enspiral network via impact networks (by david ehrlichman)

There is a difference between moving fast and rushing.
You can move fast and be thoughtful. When you rush, you sacrifice thoughtfulness.
Conversely, when you are thoughtful but not moving fast, you are overthinking it. Procrastination in disguise.
Don’t rush, but don’t wait. — James Clear

A good teacher does not teach facts, he or she teaches enthusiasm, open-mindedness and values. — Gian-Carlo Rota

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them. — Karen Blixen

If you want to find a better path, you have to be willing to explore a different path.
That sounds simple, but how often do you try something different?
— James Clear

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. — Frederick Douglass


Ross Gay - Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude with Bon Iver


some things i’ve read since the last newsletter:


some audio and/or podcasts i’ve listened to since the last newsletter (so many good listens this round):


some videos i watched since the last newsletter:


some things i’ve been (aurally) enjoying since the last newsletter:


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right now i’m learning…

how much travel is enough travel for me.