Social realism, race and the human sciences

Proponents of the social realism perspective in the history and sociology of the human sciences have recently begun to legitimate an interpretation of scientists and their work which used to be viewed as credible solely in circles of scholars of color and women who were excluded or marginalized in scientific communities due to their socially […]

Heartbeet Lifesharing – The Whole Human Being in Relation to Karma

Heartbeet Lifesharing has been hosting anthroposophical youth conferences twice a year since October 2002. The gatherings always take place over Memorial Day weekend in May and Columbus Day weekend in October. On May 24, 2008, 50 people gathered from as far away as North Carolina, Texas and Ann Arbor for the twelfth Heartbeet Conference on […]

To See In Context – My Experience Of Studying With Nicanor Perlas

“Socially-Engaged Spirituality” was the name of a five-day course that I recently participated in at the Rudolf Steiner Institute in Vermont. I went as a part of Think OutWord, a new peer-led training in social entrepreneurship, which as a group attended this course led by the Philippino activist Nicanor Perlas.  Not only was it my […]

The Beginnings of the Anthroposophic Youth Movement

A youth movement is a riddle.  Apathy might deliver an easy answer to this riddle but the easiness and it’s lack of depth will simply leave us dull and dissatisfied.  An independent youth movement is an amazing event.  It is an event of testimony.  It testifies to a fire in the young heart which does […]

The Relationship Between Youth and Elders in Effecting Positive Change

I’m sure there are a myriad of ways in which to effect positive change in the world. The one that I am currently inspired by is the act or practice of Socially Engaged Spirituality, as was introduced to me at a Nicanor Perlas’ course last summer at The Rudolf Steiner Institute. Pertinent to this practice, […]

Kindling the Flame: Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea

Every once in a while I encounter a book that encompasses everything I could desire in a singular experience: happiness, sorrow, questions, shock, and inspiration. Greg Mortenson and David Olive Relin’s Three Cups of Tea is a treasure that exudes wisdom and human heart from the first to the last page. It is a tale […]

Free Will & Technology

More hours per day spent listening to an iPod than listening to husband or wife. A greater number of people on the morning commute bus talking or typing on their phones than are having conversations with the person next to them. A mother trying to juggle her cell phone, shopping bags and a child, the child […]

Engaging A Community Of Change

Being a part of a progressive community, many of us find it easy enough to challenge the status quo of the world in which we live. But we need to move into being able to challenge our own status quo. The things we learn and the beliefs we forge all become a part of who […]

Think OutWord: A Peer-Led Training in Social Threefolding

“Whether I can help, I know not; an individual helps not, but he who combines himself with many at the proper hour. We will postpone the evil and keep hoping. Hold thy circle fast…” – J. W. Goethe, from The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily Hello all, As stated above, Think OutWord is a […]

Finding Articles and Journals via Google Scholar, Journal Portals, and Link Resolvers: Usability Study Results

In the academic environment, finding articles by citation and finding journal titles are two common tasks. Letnikova found 86 percent of the twenty-two academic library homepage studies she reviewed included a task asking participants to find a journal title in print or online.1Although many users will simply search Google, the library still needs to provide […]