Newsletter February 2015, Vol 6, issue 2

The Sixth Sense Newsletter February 2015, Vol 6, issue 02

Yep, it’s winter. And winter means ice and snow. Some of us remember when neighborhood kids–young entrepreneurs–couldn’t wait for those first flakes to fall so they could grab a shovel, start ringing doorbells and earn a few extra bucks doing the work most adults dread.

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Newsletter December 2014, Vol 5, issue 10

The Sixth Sense Newsletter December 2014, Vol 5, issue 010

I love this time of year. The days are short and the nights continue to grow longer. The winter solstice is my favorite time of the year. And it’s not because of the holidays–although I do count the “solstice” among them–it’s simply because of […]

Newsletter November 2014, Vol 5, issue 9

The Sixth Sense Newsletter November 2014, Vol 5, issue 9

It’s November. Our time to leave our mark on the community before we hibernate for winter. We’re busy trying to get as much outdoor work done as we can before the weather turns against us. We’re harvesting. We’re gathering up leaves. We’re replanting. We’re nesting, […]

Newsletter October 2014, Vol 5, issue 8

Visually, October is arguably one of the most beautiful months in the City. We get to enjoy nature’s bounty of colors through the fall foliage. As Camus observed, “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” We’re also fortunate enough to live in a community well-endowed with spectacular art made by the […]

Newsletter September 2014, Vol 5, issue 7

September is a time of transition from the doldrums of Summer to the energetic Fall – we prepare for the harvest, notice the loss of sunlight, and the long nights that lie ahead. This typically means getting ready for school, reactivating ourselves in our schools, houses of worship, civic groups and other volunteer-driven organizations, exercising […]

Newsletter June 2014, Vol 5, issue 6

The Sixth Sense Newsletter June 2014, Vol 5, issue 06

Unofficially, summer’s here.

Schools are winding down, vacations are on the horizon, and many of our interests migrate outdoors with the changing weather. Before long we’ll be in the “dog days” wondering how long until the fall.Meanwhile it is a good time visit our local […]

Newsletter May 2014, Vol 5, issue 5

The Sixth Sense Newsletter May 2014, Vol 5, issue 05

What motivates someone to get involved? An awareness that they are in a position to help? A desire to build, support, or protect something that’s dear to them? A belief that their contribution can make a difference? Maybe a combination of all of the […]

Newsletter April 2014, Vol 5, issue 4

The Sixth Sense Newsletter April 2014, Vol 5, issue 04

April come she will. Which means that Earth Day is just around the corner. I’ve already started my spring cleaning. Lots of old clothes to give away, hangers to return, and dry cleaner bags to give to an artist friend who uses them to protect […]

Newsletter March 2014, Vol 5, issue 3

The Sixth Sense Newsletter March 2014, Vol 5, issue 03

Last November I was invited to give a talk in Toronto about the Community Board model in New York City, especially the community’s role in planning. Toronto is experiencing growth and change, and the stakeholders want to come up with a fair, constructive way of […]

Newsletter February 2014, Vol 5, issue 2

The Sixth Sense Newsletter February 2014, Vol 5, issue 02

Yep, it’s winter. And winter means ice and snow. Some of us remember when kids–young entrepreneurs–couldn’t wait for those first flakes to fall so they could grab a shovel, start ringing doorbells and earn a few extra bucks doing the work many adults really hope […]