Foundations of Co-

Photo: Clay Banks (Unsplash) The Landscaper’s Notebook 13 February 2021 My life’s raison d’être 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 ‘co-’. Co-design Cooperation Coexistence Collaboration Community Conviviality… …

World Service 2021, 1

If there were a theme to this episode, it might be the courage it takes to carry suffering with us, living with situations we can do little about, but carrying the weight, while praying in our own ways, hoping for the best and doing the little things that make a difference in supporting others. There …

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 and the …

World Service #10

I wonder if, like me, in such a privileged situation in South Australia, life seems to have returned pretty much to ‘normal’ over this last month. I’m sure that is not the case for everyone in our seeming Covid-free State, particularly those who have lost jobs. And not for some other parts of Australia. Who …

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 …

World Service #8

Recently I received a post from my good friend Steven Koski. I was so tired but not the tired that required more sleep. I traveled to Santa Sabina Retreat Center for a silent retreat. I scheduled spiritual direction with one of the nuns hoping to be given spiritual work that would rejuvenate my tired soul …

World Service#7

In World Service #7: A meditation that takes us to The Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. More thoughts about the Drama Triangle and a short film of a person who transcends its negativity. Steve Parker reviews a new film. And we conclude with an old Cindy Lauper song that takes on new meaning during this …

World Service #6

As I go on this Covid 19 journey of discovery, reflecting on ideas and strategies that have helped me in my life, and sharing them, I find myself discovering more about who I really am. Intuitively, I wanted to open the video with birds in flight. At the time, I was thinking about how such …

World Service #5 Healing

In this program, I continue to document what inspires and encourages me from what I see around me during this pandemic period, and to offer a thought or two about what has helped me in my own life.  We begin, as always, with an acknowledge of our indigenous peoples, who continue to live with the …

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