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Nature Books for Natural Conversation

Started this conversation. Last reply by Amy Lenzo Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

I would be happy to send one or more of my nature meditations series to assist discussion or strategy circles. Meditations of John Muir is now in its tenth printing, followed by Emerson, Thoreau,…Continue

Tags: earth, spirituality, discussion, nature, meditations

Who's Missing from the Cafe?

Started this conversation. Last reply by Chris Highland Jan 11, 2011. 10 Replies

It's good to find common ground over the "common grounds" in a mug and to take some refreshing sips of common sense along the way.  Do you sometimes wonder, as I do, if there are voices not being…Continue


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Writing. Teaching. Community building.
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Interconnecting relationships across borders of all kinds.
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I have ten published books and would be happy to send copies to anyone who would like to use them to create community. My series of six nature meditation books have almost a year's worth of short readings for thought and reflection. See

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Concern and Support for the People of Japan

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 1:43pm 8 Comments

I know this is a very difficult time of rescue and recovery from the destruction in Japan.  The incredible power of Nature once again reveals how small and fragile humans are.  What can people in the World Cafe do to support and assist those who are displaced?  Have we heard from the cafe in Japan?

A Group for Writers and a Group for Photographers

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 1:23pm 2 Comments

Well, I submitted ideas for these two groups and received no response from WC, so I thought I would float the ideas in this blog teacup.  

If there are writers who would like to share their published books, articles and blogs, feel free to share them here on my blog.  I would be happy to host a "Non-Group" of Authors!  And the same for a "Non-Group" of Photographers.  We could all learn from each other's images from around the (shaky) blue globe.

I look forward to the books and…


Hallowed Days or Hollow Days?

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Here they are again: those days where this group or that group tell their stories of their tribe. Some beautiful legends and images of light, liberation and love. For each tribe a comforting recycling of their ancient myths reminding them they are special (and their cafe sells the best, most sustainable beverage).

These "holydays" now drive economies of whole nations, with families, towns and companies dependent on the products and the cash generated by the Great Green (money)…


Freethinkers, Teachers & Writers

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

As a teacher, writer and social worker (who also happens to be a former interfaith chaplain) I wonder what the Small Earth Coffeeshop here can offer those of us who venture along the freethinking and common sense path presented by people like Thomas Paine, who said,

"My country is the world and my religion is to do good."

Are others committed to urging the world to move forward beyond religious…


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At 1:25pm on March 20, 2011, Daisuke Kawaguchi said…
Thank you very much for your warm commnet. Although we have faced the tragedy, it reminded us of the importance of the social capital at the same time. Now people are helping with each other more than ever here in Japan, and we really appreciate the savings and prays from all over the world. Japan will be restored again!
At 4:49pm on March 3, 2011, James Jarvis said…
G'day from Perth in Western Australia, hot here!!!  Keen to follow discussions in this site...still getting used to navigating around.
At 11:40am on March 3, 2011, Dharmacarini Kuladharini said…
hello to you from the heart of Glasgow,
At 11:37pm on November 7, 2010, Bikundo Onyari said…
Thanks for welcoming me.Hope to learn from you and others
At 7:31pm on November 7, 2010, Christine Reid said…
Hi Chris - many thanks for the greeting. I haven't been everywhere yet but Scotland does tug at the heart.

Fab photos - all your own work? 

At 4:30pm on October 20, 2010, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…
Hi Chris, welcome to this Community of Learning and Practice.

wow, i am impressed how many information you got into a 2min introduction video, i like it a lot!
if you can write a few lines here about you that'd be a good entry point into this community. and i think San Rafael deserves a placemark in our map :)

Please let me know if i can help you here, best wishes,
Benjamin [Global Communications Team]

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