112 Scott Johnson Quotes: out of context and in no particular order. #rhizo15

“The radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a ‘circle of certainty’ within which reality is also imprisoned. On the contrary, the more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the … Continue reading 112 Scott Johnson Quotes: out of context and in no particular order. #rhizo15

what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15

“Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead.”  Howard Pippen At the Douglas Coupland exhibition, everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, there was not a wall or a room that wasn’t amazing and transformational to me, … Continue reading what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15

The Compliment

I really LOVE this drawing by Jeannel King – such a simple and elegant instruction that so many of us need to practice.  You can see it on her Pinterest site  (and more of her work) or on her blog.   You can also subscribe to her excellent “good enough” drawing series. But I also felt compelled to draw the thing that actually seems to happen for people (including me) 🙂 Continue reading The Compliment

Family Support Institute Training Weekend graphics

I was again invited to the Family Support Institute Training Weekend in Naramata – last year this was a really transformational weekend for me as a parent, professional and I got to test my chops as a graphic recorder and facilitator.   This year we upped the ante 🙂  This is an amazing group of folks.  If you are a parent or have a family member with a disability and need support, contact them to find out about Resource Parents in your area.  If you are feeling like you’d like to offer something to other families which include people with … Continue reading Family Support Institute Training Weekend graphics

The Gap, by Irving Glass

great advice, conveyed very nicely.   this idea is so true in so many situations in which we are learning.   *trying* to learn the guitar and being so bad at it, led to me to completing a Masters degree (what would be easier than this that i’m actually good at?), but it also gave me this whole new sense of how to listen to music and of how instruments and rhythm works…   Given that it was the most unsuccessful learning experience of my life in terms of actually playing an instrument, it was also the most successful learning … Continue reading The Gap, by Irving Glass

What is the work?

  Dan Pontefract, author of Flat Earth: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, was having a contest.   It is over, so I won’t win a book, but I’m going to go buy his book anyway as I really like the way he is thinking about work and connections…  and it gave me a chance to process some of what I was thinking about over the last weeks and last week in particular.  The question he’s asking is “How do you define the word ‘work.’” I was in Toronto taking a refresher course in a planning method we use a … Continue reading What is the work?

The Design of a Sign –

This is great – it gives a sense of how many decisions need to be made on the fly during graphic facilitation 🙂 Want some practice?  Consider taking our PATH workshop in March – it give you a set template for planning all kinds of things for people, groups and projects, and you can build on your facilitation and graphics skills! Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.   Continue reading The Design of a Sign –