vol. 9, num. 24 :: 2010.12.31 — 2011.01.13
For some, the turning over of the calendar is an opportunity to embrace a transition to something new, while for others, major life changes don’t follow the calendar year quite so neatly. This issue features stories of newness: new places, new people, new jobs, new limitations, new identities and more.
Learning to be at peace in all circumstances from a matriarch's example.
On learning how to be present in each moment of every year of life.
On learning to take a break without fear.
An account of a mysterious disappearance from a member of Herod's army.
An unexpected lesson in learning to pray through the fear of loss.
On making space for transition in our New Year's resolutions.
For better and for worse, some things never change.
A reflection on the one-year anniversary of a major injury.
A move to Pennsylvania from Michigan inspires a meaningful mix CD.
Ten things I have unsuccessfully willed myself to do (or not do).
On discovering that perfectly imperfect someone.
Stories of people forced to let go of their firmly held beliefs.
Samantha Curley on Yael Naim’s music video about self-discovery.
Aiden Enns on the origins and inefficient ambitions of Geez Magazine.
Announcing a 2011 commitment to create a poem an issue.
It is relatively easy to find talent; it is hard to form teams. In hiring I suspect most companies and organizations pay too much attention to the former and too little to the latter…. Obviously good teams take advantage of each members comparative advantage, but there is something else going on here, some chemistry that leads to the inner transformation of individuals, providing bursts of confidence, bursts of loyalty to one another, bursts of hard work and commitment. I wish I understood it. The key to success is not found in the individual members but in the quality of the space between them. I can only note that a good team is based on some sort of mutual love, and we want to honor what we love and become what we love.
"The Structures of Growth" in The New York Times
Hat tip: Barry Heywood
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