A worthwhile panel on the C-Word

In an upcoming episode we explore the Next System, which touches on a debate that’s vital right now: can capitalism be revised and revitalized to serve most of the people, or does it need to make way for something else altogether? You’re invited to an online discussion of this question that promises to be smart  Read More»

Standing together for the most immense possibilities

Watch this. What does it make you feel about what’s possible?


It’s so simple. If you’re slogging around in a dark place and seeing no exit, just try one thing.  Sing! Have 2 or 3 tunes that sometimes make you smile–  this one really does it for me– and sing it out, loud or soft, once or twice or three times.  Everything changes in a moment.  Read More»

Sometimes there’s no IP. But…


When we read the daily headlines we sometimes pause and reflect: what immense possibility is there in this? There are times when no clear answer comes.  Last week was one of them, when a horribly sick young man massacred nine people and wounded ten others at Umpqua Community College, 100 miles up the road from  Read More»

Recognition long overdue

This is great.  Ashland Food Angels, our completely amazing, barely-noticed hometown organization, is about to get the big kudos it deserves.  This weekend the national NPR program E-town will give Pamela Joy its E-Chievement Award, which recognizes people who magnificent work “making their communities a better place.” Does that ever describe Pamela, who for years has  Read More»

Modders and Average Players

Let’s consider the two big trends in contemporary console gaming. One, with which we’re very familiar, is the DIY approach to playing that includes map-making and mods. The other big trend of course is driven by the consumer marketplace, a top-down environment.   Gaming as Performance Art When people treat their console games like Half  Read More»

…and you can do a LOT

If you watch IP you've noticed that we sign off each episode with the same request– “Do what you can do.”  It's a distillation of Helen Keller's heartful words: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will  Read More»

Slow Money

I’m on my way back from the 4th National Slow Money Gathering in Denver, where a few hundred of the smartest, most savvy, idealistically practical people about nurturing food and ag companies met to strengthen an advance the economic foundation of local food.  Wow.  You can find out more about this burgeoning movement on this  Read More»

Tips To Buying Your First Trailer Boat

John Crawford Marine can currently provide you with a vast selection of used trailer boats, along with the purchasing advice you will likely need as a first-time trailer boat buyer. To set the ground and help you speed up the entire process, we decided to provide you with a series of tips and advice on  Read More»

Things To Do In Manchester

If you haven’t seen Manchester in the last two decades, you are in for a big surprise. While you are still going to see plenty of relics dating back from the industrial revolution, you will be stunned by the variety of attractive bars, pubs, boutiques, shops, or museums. If you are interested in coming here  Read More»