πŸ’¬ Foundations of Co-

Photo: Clay Banks (Unsplash) The Landscaper’s Notebook 13 February 2021 My life’s raison d’Γͺtre is shaped by my experience of radical hospitality – when someone has gone out of their way to include or empower me. The purpose of radical hospitality is to achieve outcomes that begin with β€˜co-’. Co-design Cooperation Coexistence Collaboration Community Conviviality… …

πŸ—£οΈ New Look, Same Vision

The website takes on a NEW NAME, a NEW LOOK, and with some NEW CATEGORIES. With Steve Parker’s help we have made some transitions; from the website being about Geoff Boyce to a website of collaborators promoting a common vision, hosted by Geoff Boyce. The best of Geoff (in his humble opinion) will remain accessible, …

🌐 World Service #13 Christmas 2020

I hope you will allow me a little indulgence in this end of year edition. I am including two of my favourite songs . The first is by the late Leonard Cohen, simply entitled ‘Anthem’. I first heard it at a Richard Rohr retreat in Canberra some years ago. In the context of self-reflection, it …

🌐 World Service #12: Grief, Trump and COVID

This program was put together on the eve of the declaration of polls in the US election. Looking on, I am reminded of a comment by Miroslav Volf – that elections and enacting policy are one thing, but solving problems demands a ‘conversion of desire, responsible moral agency (love and solidarity), courageous truth telling and …

🌐 World Service #11

This World Service takes a bit of a turn away from personal wellbeing toward the post-COVID agenda – the kind of world we might want to build post-COVID. Who would have thought of serenading a bull elephant by playing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata? Beneath the obvious act of compassion, lies the story of an elephant andΒ the …

🌐 World Service #9

When asking an economist what he thought the government should do about continuing with Job Keeper and Job Seeker, a reporter got the reply, ‘It just depends on how nice they want to be’. Now there’s a great question! What is the importance of kindness and compassion in economics? Discuss. English actor Emma Thompson comes …