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Michelle Strutzenberger

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There’s a pretty good chance those of us joining a call about the new economy this week had all the knowledge to instantly trigger a wholesale jump to the new economy
— if knowledge was all it took.

Tim Merry

A blog series by citizen engagement and systems change leader Tim Merry
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The breakdown of relationship between change makers and the mainstream needs to be bridged. I thought I could, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, “build the new and make the old obsolete.” I no longer think it is that simple. I am more into this quotation from T.S. Eliot: "Hell is where nothing connects." Or this one from G.K. Chesterton: “In the breaking of bridges is the end of the world.”

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The Faith that Together We can Make Things Better
Human services director Ana Pagan and her team in Merced County, California are passionately and creatively working to make their community a better place. In October, they placed the above “silent witnesses” in local businesses for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The figures represent victims or relatives of victims of domestic violence.
Merced County human services agency in California is alive with purpose, creativity and compassion

“I think one of the things that people miss is making a difference, is having a purpose in life,” says Ana Pagan. “So from day one when you walk in here we give you a purpose and you get acknowledged for that.”

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