Paul Born's blog

Cultural dances and Community

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Paul Born and Mark Cabaj write about the community experience of the Kolomeyka, a Ukranian dance performed at parties and weddings. Make sure to check out the video!

Feeding our Loneliness

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Paul Born discusses his involvement in the program Stirling Suppers and how people come to together monthly to enjoy one another, experience community, the joy of sharing a meal and an evening of conversation.

This Holiday Season - A Time for Gifts

Paul Born introduces two new tools produced for ABCD Canada

Loneliness Makes Headlines Around the World

Paul Born discusses the Prime Minister of Britain's appointment of a Minister of Loneliness.

Caring is About More than "Care"

Paul Born discusses the role of caring in professional relationships and communities, as well as the role of caring in our own self care.

Cormac Russell Tells the Story of John McKnight and ABCD

A summary of the book Asset Based Community Development: Looking Back to Look Forward - In conversation with John McKnight, by Cormac Russell

A New Year Obsession

As we enter into yet another chaotic year do we dare optimism? Or do we embrace a growing sense that it is too late? Could community be the antidote to alleviate the fear and anxiety in these chaotic times?


We can learn so much from our neighbors around the world. In this blog by Sophia Fast, a volunteer with the American Peace corp‎ and good friend of our family, she shares a beautiful story of neighborliness from her post in Senegal, West Africa.

Big Changes at Tamarack

Tamarack is changing to serve you better. After 15 years we want to continue to grow and to serve communities and cities with the latest in community change thinking in order to build Vibrant Communities.

Share the learning and light up the world!

In the words of Marianne Williamson:"as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”