Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This is my first post shortly before the launch of my redesigned website. I hope the ideas I share on this page about finding creative ways to end the greatest scourges of our society--poverty and war--will spark discussion among visitors who want to share their own win-win-win ideas for achieving the idyllic goals of peace and plenty in our society. The key should be that anything we do must solve several problems at once without causing any more unforeseen problems. Too much of that is the way things are done now!

That's the way I wrote my book, The World I Imagine: A creative manual for ending poverty and building peace. While detailing simple methods of dealing with social problems, such as taking a more comprehensive approach to education, I explained how such changes would have positive and profound effects in other areas, such as employment and juvenile delinquency. In fact, my book is full of cross references that show how and why problems in every area of our society are interconnected, and so should be the solutions.

So, if you think you've got a good idea, think carefully about how many problems it could solve. And just as important, make sure the changes won't bring about any other problems that you don't intend. If you can do that, then share the idea with me. I might post the informaton on this blog.

Love and peace,
Debbie Jordan

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Debbie's Jordan Peace Blog

Debbie Jordan is the author of "The World I Imagine: A creative manual for ending poverty and building peace" and "Lion's Pride." She is currently working on her second essay collection on peace: "Keep on Imagining: Spreading the wings of peace," and she is Phoenix Progressive Examiner for Examiner.com.