Food For Thought: Leadership

AfterNow: Introduction

In the summer of 2017 NewStories will publish Bob Stilger's Book AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin. The book is his story of how he entered in to the intense field of collapse. It is the stories of how people found their way forward to create a new normal -- a new NOW. Read full post

Disaster as A Springboard

Bob Stilger
  Bob Stilger describes his learning and experience from the first three years of work after the triple disasters in Japan on March 11, 2011.  Beyond the tragedy of disaster, there is a huge opening in which the new can be given birth   Read full post

The Way It Is

William Stafford
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer Read full post


Bob Stilger
Bob Stilger spent four years working in Japan's triple disaster area and shares stories, insights and questions about how we create a future when the world we know falls apart. Read full post

The Soul of Place

Michael Jones
Michael is an extraordinary artist with deep sensitivity to nature, leadership and community. This book is a wonderful exploration of the powers of place and how they can inform our lives. Read full post

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 15

Stephen Mitchell
Are you patient enough to let your mud settle, waiting until the water is clear? Read full post


Bob Stilger
世界のあちこちで、人々は新しい形でリーダーシップを取ろうとし始めている。その人たちは多くの場合、組織や地域社会で権力をもつ立場にいるわけではない。ただ、なされるべきことが見え、進んで声を上げ、そして実際に行動する人々なのだ。 Read full post

Disaster as a Springboard for Thriving Resilient Communities

Bob Stilger
This article chronicles the initial response to Japan's triple disasters of March 11, 2011. It looks at how people begin to create the new after everything falls apart. Read full post

Spiritual Activism and Liberation Spirituality

Claudia Horwitz and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Activists are being asked to examine our current historical moment with real intimacy, with fresh eyes, fire, and compassion. Read full post

Reflections on Now Activism

Manish Jain and Bob Stilger
An introduction to a booklet produced by Shikshantar: The People’s Institute for Rethinking Education and Development on the theme of the Now Activism. Read full post