Six Degrees of Change
On Being with Krista Tippett - Becoming Detroit: Grace Lee Boggs on Reimagining Work, Food, and Community
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beingblog:

"When you live in a city like Detroit, it’s not just buildings that have become ruins. It’s that a way of life, a way of thinking has died and something else has been born — a new culture, a new spirit. And I think that’s what you get in Detroit if you are able to look past the ruins. What an opportunity. What a time to be alive."

Here’s a different story about Detroit. With the recent news coverage of its declaration of bankruptcy, we travel to a city of vigor where joyful, passionate people are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend, is the heart and soul of this largely hidden story, which holds lessons for us all.

Amazing

newyorker:


Jeremy Lin started twenty-five games for the New York Knicks last winter, rising from fourth-stringer to local folk hero. And like the best folk heroes, he has departed the scene early, before the shine came off, leaving New Yorkers to tell tales and wonder what might have been.

Ian Crouch on Jeremy Lin leaving the New York Knicks: http://nyr.kr/NvDGJo

newyorker:

Jeremy Lin started twenty-five games for the New York Knicks last winter, rising from fourth-stringer to local folk hero. And like the best folk heroes, he has departed the scene early, before the shine came off, leaving New Yorkers to tell tales and wonder what might have been.

Ian Crouch on Jeremy Lin leaving the New York Knicks: http://nyr.kr/NvDGJo

think-progress:

Is this what fiscal conservatism looks like?

think-progress:

Is this what fiscal conservatism looks like?

willrichardson:

One of my new favorite bloggers, Justin Reich at Harvard, writes:

I could imagine learning environments where parts of the student experience (learning grammar, practicing math algorithms) are optimized in thoughtful ways using personalization technology, where other parts of the student…