Dear Diary: November 8th, 2010.

Last month, I "told" an allegory -symbolic story- about peak oil and climate change resulting from greenhouse gases to a group of teachers in Vancouver. I'd read the story to folks before but not told it from memory. The idea was to demonstrate the specific and unique connection talking directly to others makes that reading or lecturing fails to do. Secondly, of course, it was an attempt to pull others into dialogue - as opposed to monologue from an expert- into the topics related to global warming. It's a big topic of course, and not one that any individual should assume he or she knows everything about. It's important also to remember that no individual will solve the problems associated with climate change, etc. and that any success in that direction will be the results of new "we" initiatives" and collaboration.

As for the workshop. It succeeded in some ways, and not so much in others. I've looked back and determined how I might adjust it for the next time which I hope won't be too far off.My plan is to tell the story again to another group and invite my Ceedy friends. We'll keep ya posted. Til then, 'happy trails' from the Red Schoolhouse Master Jack

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