Work Yet To Be Done

Commonplace Capers, No. 08

In his fascinating study of gardening, “Second Nature,” Michael Pollen proposes that our incessant fiddling with the soil and the plants is inherent to our species, not just as culture, but as an evolutionary survival strategy, one that has worked in our favor.

Of course, this incessant fiddling tendency of ours can be also linked to the horrific impacts our species is having on the planet. Is a bomb nothing but a gardening tool? (Pollen does not propose this, I do).

The impacts of the world wars last century on the landscape are a fascinating study waiting to be published, unless I missed it.

And our carbon discharge every time we drive to the store, is it not but an unconscious fumigation technique gone awry.

Man will never be above nature. Man is nothing but nature. Nature has little need of man.

Commonplace Capers, No. 07

I know some of you noticed I took a brief pause from my regular routine here this week. A sudden change in circumstances has me scrambling to kick-start my consulting activity. I’ve been doing freelance consulting work for over 20 years, and the focus of the work comes and goes depending on other financial factors. This week, I have turned back to it.

I support nonprofits, small businesses, and creativepreneurs with a menu of services: from strategic planning, to communications support, to fundraising campaigns. I just wanted to take a moment to share this with all of you. Heck, you never know who might be on a non-profit board seeking this type of support!

If you’d take a moment, I’d appreciate you having a look. I’m sharing my page for creativepreneurs, as each of you are certainly that!