failure: one of my favorite teachers

note: this is a draft for a medium post. the title is under construction as is the logic flow lol. #zerodraftlife

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"trust is a brittle thing that needs to be built, over time, mostly by actions"

a couple of weeks ago, spencer and i were talking and someone he works with (maria, i believe, but i need to get her full name so i can cite her appropriately) said, among many things, this line that i thought was basically gold:

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kuumba lynx on transformative spaces

lately i’ve been feeling the pull to do more and more healing and trauma work. i know in some ways it feels like the hot thing, but i think it’s for really good reasons. in fact, i would say necessary reasons. i’m beginning to believe that a system’s capacity to deal with trauma and heal is (or is at least directly proportional to) its capacity to grow. more on that in other posts…

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tk coleman: the distinction between political and social philosophy

tk coleman, a brilliant systems thinker and cofounder of praxis, made a clarification that i’ve never heard before and it makes me want to read everything he writes.

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liberation and freedom are a lot of work

yesterday, i had an excellent breakfast with mike leyba. near the end of our convo, i started talking through a theory that has been developing for me this week. i certainly don’t mean that this is a unique theory as i probably have read about it somewhere before but it’s landing for me in a new way this week and so it feels important to write down:

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