Jamie Sweeting

Twitter Avatar Spotlight on Jamie Sweeting, President, Planeterra. “Believe that when done right travel can change people’s lives. Working to reduce poverty through community tourism.”[email protected] January 2022: A few weeks ago someone suggested to me that I needed to “find my voice.” I believe they were kindly pointing out that while I may have been …

Gil Penalosa

Screenshot City parks fans, here’s our spotlight on Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, producer of some of our fave YouTube videos as host of outstanding dialogues about creating life-affirming cities. The Walk in the Park with Gil video series are polished and informative one-hour conversations. High points for having a consistent start time, regardless of where the …

Martin Luther King, Jr

Photo: National Park Service, MLK (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Martin Luther King Junior (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his …

Richard McLellan

Photo: Lis McLellan, Butcher’s Track, Western Rangelands, WA (Used with permission) At times when Twitter is either too bleak or blandly milquetoast, it’s refreshing to see info and photos that respect people and landscape and so much more. Easily a Twitter fave, here’s our spotlight on Richard McLellan, aka @RichardMcLellan Research ecologist @[email protected] : #Santalum#Sandalwood …

Sheldon Adelson

Spotlight on Las Vegas entrepreneur Sheldon Adelson (1933-2021) MiriamThe $30 billion woman: Megadonor Miriam Adelson leaps back into politics Headlinesknprthenevadaindependentcdcgamingreports8newsnowAdelson’s impact on Las Vegas and the world cannot be overstatedSheldon Adelson: The Megadonor Who Underwrote the GOP’s Pro-Israel Shift Embedded Tweets WikipediaSheldon Adelson Planeta

Desmond Tutu

Photo: Bokmässan/Niklas Maupoix (Some rights reserved) Spotlight Desmond Tutu Key Linkstutu.org.za – @TutuLegacynobelprize.org – @NobelPrize HeadlinesSouth Africa holds state funeral for Archbishop Desmond Tutu – BBCCarlos Amato: Tutu took love to its limits – M&GHow Desmond Tutu used his gifts to help end apartheid Death 2021 Speaking Truth to Powerhttps://events.tutu.org.za/events/2021/10/07/desmond-tutu-11th-annual-peace-lecture-2021 International Peace Lecture Quotes Do …

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was an Austrian poet and novelist. He is “widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets”. He wrote both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke’s work as “mystical” – Wikipedia Recommended Listening Love, Beauty and …