Steve Karlin and Susie Bear, by Anne Veh Then I said, “Can I ask you a question? Do you know how the bear knew to do that? Or did the bear know how to do that?” He started laughing and he says, “Geez, Steve, sometimes I wonder about you.” [Steve laughs] He says, “These are very basic things here. This ceremony has been around for
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Interview: Wavy Gravy—Saint Misbehavin' Of course I was aware of Wavy Gravy as a cultural icon, but I really knew very little about him. Michelle Esrick’s loving documentary, Saint Misbehavin’—ten years in the making—is a revelation. The word “saint” makes a lot of sense when you know more about this remarkable man. Read our
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Tree & San Francisco's Free Farm I think that the only thing a person needs to do is follow this one idea, and I think it's the basis of all religion--and that is, love your neighbor. That's all it is. Getting your mind off yourself. It's very simple. Be good to others, whatever that is for you.
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Interview with Meredith May : Why Are We Here? He instilled in me a love of bees and their gentle nature, but I think what I absorbed from it—without even realizing it—is how his relationship with the bees gave him a relationship with everybody up and down that coast. I'm speaking about him in the past tense, but he’s still alive.
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Art of Engagement

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More

Sharing the Wealth

Friday, June 27, 2011

It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More

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