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What Boxes You Ask?

Blog post from Portland's Caring Community, Old Town Chinatown, asking for out of the box thinking, representation by those of us at the

"Do Away with the Box"

Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett in this 2 minute video quote encourages throwing away the box and to focus on people. He notes what we all confront in our problem solving endeavors - silo and entrenched behaviors. They are coupled with a lack of partnering; top down, rather than bottom up thinking; and a love we seem to have for ruts. Bill is Director of the Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness in Seattle, Washington. I am sharing this quote because I think it applies to a whole host of situations and is one reason why I pay so much attention to what we name things. The housing crisis as a renters' crisis is one example of shifting focus. The neighborhood I live in, Old Town Chinatown, with ov


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