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… …

🌐 World Service 2021, 1. Courage to Carry the Weight of Suffering. 11.2.2021

In this episode: Jo Jo Ma, Biden Inauguration contribution; Where is Sinead O’Connor? 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 …

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. 17.12.2020

In this episode: Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’; Film Chat, ‘How to be a Good Wife’ (France); Doc Morris, ‘Take Care of Yourself’; Film: ‘Strathewen: The Chook Project; Three Christmas Cultures: Cilene Dion, ‘So This is Christmas’, Jordan Copeland, ‘Holy Bronx Night’, The Late Late Service, ‘Image of the Invisible’; Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read …

🌐 World Service #12: Grief, Imagination and Hope. 6.11.20

In this episode: Charlotte Ave, ‘Be a Light’; Wendell Berry, ‘Wild Things’; Film Chat, ‘Corpus Christi’ (Poland); Kubler-Ross, ‘Stages of Grief’ and the pandemic; Yann Arthus-Bertrand, ‘Human’; KPMG corporate film, ‘Imagine’; Irish Women in Harmony, ‘Dreams’ (The Cranberries). This program was put together on the eve of the declaration of polls in the US election. …

🌐 World Service #11. Meditation with an Elephant and the Importance of Conversation. 10.10.2020

In this episode: Meditation with an Elephant, Paul Barton; Film Chat: ‘The Translators’; ‘Conversare’, Al Stewart; Playing for Change, ‘Words of Wonder’- ‘Get Up, Stand Up’. 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 …

🌐 World Service #10. Compassion. 16.9.2020

In this episode: ‘Saying Hello’, BBC Mash Report;Film Chat: ‘God of the Piano’ (Israel);Patrick Wanis: 10 strategies for surviving isolation during the COVID pandemic;Thich Nhat Hanh, interviewed by Oprah Winfrey: ‘Compassion’;Book: ‘Compassion’ by Henri Nouwen et all;Playing for Change: ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley I wonder if, like me, in such a privileged situation in …

🌐 World Service #9. Kindness,Compassion, Generosity, Perseverance. 25.8.2020

In this episode: Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read by Emma Thompson;Generosity at a wedding reception;Film Chat: ‘La Belle Epoque’ and’Inside Bill’s Brain’.Carrie Newcomer, ‘You Can Do This Hard Thing’. When asking an economist what he thought the government should do about continuing with Job Keeper and Job Seeker, a reporter got the reply, …