Twenty years ago, nearly to the day, Exchange Press co-founder Roger Neugebauer shared this in ExchangeEveryDay:
In From Teaching to Thinking, Margie Carter and Ann Pelo reflect on a rhetorical question, “What kind of world do we want to live in? A community characterized by the lively exchange of ideas, in which many languages are spoken: the languages of art, science, and literature; ecology and justice; logic, imagination, and action. A society in which the expressions of heart, mind, and spirit are equally prized as necessary components of a fully engaged human life. A community distinguished by intentional action, by deliberate and thoughtful efforts, by purposefulness and attentiveness."
The Reimagining Our Work (ROW) Initiative embodies this kind of community, aiming to keep ideas malleable rather than unstable, not to let ideas pass into dogma but to keep them in play through lively exchange and reflection. Learn more about ROW.
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Thanks, Robert! Roger's quote from Tom Robbins gave me a different angle on Ann & Margie's book. My 89-year-old dad says, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water," and I find it fun and inspiring to have a conversation with our past thinking - lots of gems and occasional cringe-worthy ideas. So you'll start to see these 'Exchange Classics' from time to time. I always welcome ideas and feedback.
One of your best ever...so appropriate for today and for these times, and to never give in to dogma.