Paul Born's blog

The Role of the Citizen

From trips to the emergency room, to public safety, to parks and recreation- we all pay the price when we don’t take care of one another and work together to build a sense of community.

Conversations, Community and Grace

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Excerpts from a Carleton University students blog in response to a guest lecture from Paul Born and his book "Community Conversation"

Love, Fellowship, Community - Creating It So We Can All Live

Celebrating and acknowledging the joy that comes from working together to take care of others.

November Blahs Fiesta Cure: Enchiladas

This recipe, one of my favorites, is perfect of a mid-winter party and also a big hit at the local Out of the Cold Program I volunteer with.

Deepening Community: Sharing Our Stories

This excerpt from Paul Born's book "Deepening Community" describes Rita's Story: "How We Live Matters"

Deepening Community: Sharing Our Stories

This excerpt from Paul Born's book "Deepening Community" describes Jill's story: "Lonely is a Choice".

Struggling to find deep community in the face of rejection

There was not enough time to answer all the questions and so the question below was sent along afterwards and another great dialogue ensued. We wanted to share it with you, as you may have the same wonderings...

Join us for our second June Gathering

As a community leader I want to invite you to join John McKnight, Peter Block, Sherri Torjman, Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski as we explore and create together the policies and programs that build up our communities.

Skating Toward

Things are going to get worse before they get better this year and no amount of innovation or brilliance will save us from the pain that the getting worse is going to cause. So what are the things this pessimistic-feeling optimist is going to skate toward in the next year?

When you need a candle

We come together in times of crisis—it's basic human nature. 9-11, Katrina, Sandy, floods, earthquakes, and fires: these events tend to prod us into huddles of support and sympathy...