The Medicine Buddha and Community Living

It’s interesting when the schedule of what’s going on brings two events together and there’s a serendipitous connection of ideas that happens only because one doesn’t want to miss something that someone that one doesn’t know has scheduled for a certain day, without any sense of one’s own life.   Last week I went to a Michael Kendrick lecture about the ideas of “Quality” and “Innovation” in our field of supporting people with disabilities to be part of their communities: what are we really talking about when we bandy these terms around?  That evening there was a lecture on “Modern Buddhism” … Continue reading The Medicine Buddha and Community Living

Natalie’s blog and contest

I really enjoy reading Nat’s blog – it’s not just that I quite like her from when she worked with us a few years ago (and was such a gifted person to have on the team) but I like this kind alternative take on Martha Stewart who, if you know me, you’ll know I adore.   I envy the carefulness of her approach to home-making and the documentation of the domestic and how there’s this dance between her very busy Facebook documented life and this focused attention on what’s carefully chosen to be around her.   And right now she’s … Continue reading Natalie’s blog and contest