No time, you say? Thomas Merton believed that the tendency in modern American life to be busy, busy, busy is actually a form of violence. This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and Parker Palmer talk about how to resist getting out of balance.
Parker Palmer's national "Courage to Teach" project (now found in thirty states and fifty cities) has been at work here in Madison for several years, helping K-12 educators renew themselves and their capacity for good work. Another series of Madison-based "Courage to Teach" retreats gets underway this fall, and a few spaces remain open for teachers and administrators. If you are interested, please send an email to Barb Hummel (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting information. Or visit the "Center for Courage & Renewal" link below.
- Parker Palmer, writer, teacher, and activist, author of "A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life"
- Jim 8/16/07: "I have walked away from two well-paid positions because I knew success in them would result in personal failure for me. Living a life in ballance is harder in this country then it needs to be, but there are no better options."