Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Time of Firsts

A Time of Firsts

A few months ago, The William T. Morris Foundation voted to support The Mycelium School with a seed grant.  It’s not only our first, but also the first time the 60-year-old foundation has supported an organization that is still in the development phase.

These kinds of decision are risky, rewarding and necessary.  In our time of transition, we all must make decisions that, at times, go against the safe bet.  The safe bet may change scenarios, but the risky bet can change systems.

Ode to the Heretic

Ode to the Heretic

The world didn’t end on May 21st, but a new world rapidly unfolds.

Current systems are large freighters.  Course change is slow and obtuse.   As a result, we live in a bygone structure that doesn’t allow for the human potential to emerge.

As we see in Northern Africa and the Middle East, systems that can’t adapt, fail.   Systems that are disconnected from their parts are not fit for survival.  If we work against natural laws, there will always be a winner and it will never be us.  Our challenge (and opportunity) in these times is to learn how natural systems work and gear in with them.  When we can do this, we move beyond a world of win/lose and enter the new model of win/win.