I believe in my old adage, “If you want to survive, think small.” Communities, institutions, and governments get so big and bloated that their services are hard to find and even harder to access. My friend— author and community visionary (boy, I know a lot of visionaries don’t I?—Lucky me!) Ann Krielkamp—has kickstarted the process of turning her very own small Bloomington neighborhood into a model, self-sustaining community.
I am boggled by Ann’s determination, creativity, and fierce local activism. Please, follow her amazing “Green Acres” neighborhood project here: http://tendrepress.com/?cat=6
Ann is also the editor/publisher of one of my favorite magazines, “Crone: Women Coming of Age.” (www.cronemagazine.com)
Hmmmm, let me think—“coming of age,” or “getting old”—which would I rather be doing?
A coming of age crone…..you bet! As I approach fifty (hooray, it’s such a relief to be past the crazy years!) and contemplate my life, I know I will wear purple and colors that don’t go together, but more then that, I will endeavor to keep broadening my horizons and looking to bless my home/community/town. Ann is a beautiful soul with a clear purpose and a calm eye, just look at that lovely photo of her!
Yes, Cindy, in that photo Ann certainly does NOT look like a woman to mess with! (and she isn’t…! Fierce, but generous and terribly funny, that Ann…)