Emerging Partnership

One of the best things that happened to me a few years ago was to be connected with like-minded academic colleagues who are doing work in the field of Partnership Studies and being invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies(IJPS).  For the 2015 Issue for which I was guest…

Discovery via the Arts of Japan

Sunday was another day of volunteering the at the Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art) – it was my second time this weekend. On Saturday I led a tour with two other CIF (Collection In Focus) Guides on “Taste of Asia” focused on objects from Japan, Korea and China. The visiting group was about 45 students…

Fragmentation/Integration

Every once a while interests and passion, work and personal life converge and it is time to give thanks! Sometimes it is hard to remember that life is one, it is whole and integrated. Because our brains compartmentalize things into sections and parts – work and home, professional and personal, for example, and then in…

Project/Practice, Both/And

As I try to move my work forward with many competing interests (equity and diversity, sustainable and regenerative design, design thinking, creativity, systems change, writing, drawing, speaking, art making, parenting, home care and gardening, to name a few)  within limited or finite time (twenty four hours in a day, seven days in a week), I…

Learning through Teaching

Finished teaching a three session class “Learning from Leonardo” last week.  Leonardo da Vinci and his work is a vast topic and scholars have dedicated lifetimes to the study of his work. Yet, I’m interested in a unique aspect of Leonardo: What does he have to teach us as modern day creatives (or would be…

Learning from Leonardo

I’m teaching a three-session LearningLife course that is focused on Leonardo da Vinci’s mindset and practice as a means to exercise (and expand!) multiple intelligences through daily practice. In addition to mind-stretching assignments, the course introduces visual journaling as a tool to capture one’s creative learning journey. We are all familiar with Leonardo da Vinci…