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…

Writing in the New Year

As part of my emerging New Year commitments (I no longer list my NY resolutions in one shot and at the beginning of the year as I once did but let them emerge organically and with spirit) I am recommitting to my lifelong goal of writing more and writing better. Automatically, my thoughts go to…

The Way of Partnership

I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in a unique collaboration with my interdisciplinary colleagues across multiple institutions in founding the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS), the first online journal published by the University of Minnesota Libraries. I am the journal’s Design Editor and a current Editorial Board member. The notion of partnership is…

2016 Thoughts

With the passing of a year comes an end and a beginning. The ancient Roman god, Janus, the God of beginnings and transitions, to whom some attribute the name of the month of January, was depicted with two faces, one looking backward and the other forward. As I reflect on my blog in the transition to the new year,…

Writing to Create

Ever struggled with writing? Or been challenged by getting the flow going or the content? I have, and still sometimes do. As I look back there are a couple of luminaries who have been inspiring in my own writing journey. One inspired me on the topic of unblocking creativity which for me includes writing and…