World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements

World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements

“The teacher certification monopoly has nothing whatsoever to do with the mastery of an intellectual discipline.  Indeed every year, many competent people are denied admission to the business or forced out of it because they know too much.”  John Taylor...
Film Screening Initiative

Film Screening Initiative

One of Community Dining’s new initiatives focuses on screenings of films that stimulate conversation about insufficiently explored topics and challenge people to view these topics through a new paradigm.  Most Likely to Succeed, “a thought-provoking...
Why Understanding our Food Systems Matters

Why Understanding our Food Systems Matters

“The home-cooked meal is revered as the ultimate expression of food integrity.” “Human self-actualization, human self-affirmation, I think is actually encouraged and stimulated when we viscerally participate in the physical elements of life.” ...
How Community Dining Has Grown and Changed

How Community Dining Has Grown and Changed

As we approach Community Dining’s three year anniversary, I continue to refine its focus, which has become more about connecting individually with people than anything else.  Perhaps paradoxically, I’ve begun to prefer private events where I personally...
How Community Dining is Being Built

How Community Dining is Being Built

“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?  If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far way. ...
Where Community Dining is Headed and How You Can Help

Where Community Dining is Headed and How You Can Help

After hosting 42 Community Dining events since April of 2015 and accumulating an e-mail list of over 1,100 people, almost all of whom I’ve met, I’ve decided to take a step back and reflect on how I can continue to build authentic community.  Many of these...