Since the publication of his green-living memoir Twelve by Twelve in 2010, Powers has received thousands of emails, Facebook comments, and questions at his lectures and TV and radio appearances all asking—sometimes angrily—the same question: Twelve by Twelve’s ideas of voluntary simplicity and the Leisure Ethic are easy in a shack in the woods. But how the heck do you find peace and sanity in a busy urban life?
A Return To Dignity
It was a beautiful day in September. The trees were losing their leaves, and acorns, stones, broken twigs and pinecones were scattering in every direction underneath my feet. And each step was bringing me closer and closer to a sacred, and yet familiar curiosity. Many years had passed, all reflected in deeply hidden memories, some of which I would choose to forget. But nonetheless, there it was again, all at once appearing as flashing images and brightly colored passages bringing me back again to another gated, window barred, long term psychiatric facility. Continue reading
Sunday, November 2 at 3 pm
Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by 3 poets at 3 pm! This month will feature Megan Volpert (Only Ride), Libby Bernardin (The Book of Myth), and Jane Hicks (Driving with the Dead).
The Authentic Communities Summit exists to facilitate rare insights, powerful connections and time-tested strategies from the front-lines of those fostering vibrant local economies and grassroots community advancement initiatives.