Water is such an important resource. If we can implement effective and efficient strategies for water use, it could change everything in the drought-distressed American deserts. We can learn much from this example of good design in Tamera, Portugal.
Looking at a variety of locations is one of the delights of creating something like A State of Grace. This one is in Cedar City, Utah. Cedar City offers a lot of advantages. It is a vibrant community with an excellent university (Southern Utah University). Each Summer and Early Fall it offers the Shakespearean Festival. It combines adventure with practicality. What do you think about this site?
In building a cooperative community, the ability to communicate becomes very important. Being aware of personal processes and how the stories that we tell ourselves affects our feelings and motivations improves our ability to contribute meaningfully to community dialogue. Here we welcome Joseph Grenny and his work with Crucial Conversations.
So important to family, community and global harmony is the conscious ability to see the factors in resolving conflict. Jim Ferrell in this TEDx talk allows us to see the larger context and empowers us to make better choices.
In contemplating the economic aspects of our adventure, I've been studying cooperative structures around the world and this one offers some good background on a collection of cooperatives which has been in operation for more than fifty years now, and is very successful. Presenting here: Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School U
Every once in a while someone asks me why I call this venture, "A State of Grace." Truthfully, it just came to me one day as I was contemplating the intended consequence desired in this kind of undertaking. "Grace, it's a loaded word," said a friend of mine. Yes, I guess it is, if you consider the variations of use throughout the history of cultures and religious traditions. So, in a way, it serves a purpose to stimulate dialogue. If people can dig deeply within themselves to