CP Monthly for November 2020
Newsletter
Nonobvious conversation tips, soup au pois, and earthy wisdom from the village pub.
A Time for Poetry & Time for Poems
Ideas & Culture
I read the words, but I don't read the poems, not really.
4 min read
Disney Retrospective: Ratatouille
Home & Food
What is often called snobbery is potentially an ardent devotion to what is good, if only we have the will to see.
6 min read
The Ordinary Pleasures of the Fine(r) Arts
Ideas & Culture
After pulling my brushes from their toolbox, I begin, as always, with a simple outline in pencil.
4 min read
Recovering Childlike Creativity
Ideas & Culture
Most people do four things that keep them from creating and making.
CP Monthly for October 2020
Newsletter
Subscribers-only: The (ageing) Boss, crispy chicken parm, and an invitation.
Love Coffee — but not like that
Ideas & Culture
Coffee does much more than get us through the day (or night), but it can't be rushed.
4 min read
More Convivial Tools for a Better Digital Life
Technology & Science
Ivan Illich and his concept of "conviviality" can help guide us toward better choices, and better communication, in 2020.
5 min read
Remote Work & Renewing Neighbourhoods
Community & People
Remote work should give people more freedom and flexibility, but how we use that freedom matters.
4 min read
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Ideas & Culture
How we react to someone’s behaviour has a lot to do with the stories we tell ourselves. How can we tell better stories?
3 min read
CP Monthly for September 2020
Newsletter
For Members Only – A monthly round-up and some timely encouragement.
Disney Retrospective: Mulan
Ideas & Culture
Introducing a new series: Disney Retrospective: "Some 20 years after the release of Disney's animated Mulan, my thoughts on the movie have changed."
8 min read
Crossing the Borders of Discomfort
Community & People
“Where are you from?” The truth is it’s complicated. I feel I am from nowhere and anywhere. I’m from the uncomfortable middle.
Learning from Used Books
Ideas & Culture
Used books, like the used and repair economies in general, call into question the value of production for production's sake.
3 min read

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