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In 1996 I entered a doctoral program in recovering indigenous ways of knowing, and began to open spaces around issues of sustainability in Marin and Sonoma counties. I found some wonderful congruences between open space and indigenous practices of coming-to-balance, and wrote a PhD? dissertation based on the question "how does open space affect the worldview of people who participate in it?" I am of Jewish, Cornish, Cymry, and Scot ancestries, born and raised in California.
I'm here (at the conference) because the open space community is my home, and I'm excited about the Great Turning, Transition Town initiatives, and interested in communities of practice among graduates of transformative leadership training programs in the Bay area.
I'm a guitarist, tarot reader, and student of the Mayan calendar. I work at CIIS in San Francisco.