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02/09/08

Mickey Hart: Drumming As Peacemaking Tool

Mickey Hart says: “Humans are rhythm machines. That’s what life is built on, rhythm, so when you share that with someone you make a connection at a very deep level. You get to understand their emotions, their hopes, dreams, fears, whatever. “When you entrain you get in sync, you have common ground, you’re touching the […]

02/02/08

Drums for Peace

We’re really excited about the latest Food for Thought story on the Rex Foundation site. It’s about a recent project in which Christine Stevens, renowned drum circle leader and friend of Mickey Hart, was invited to come to Iraq and teach drum circles to local people as a peacemaking tool. The results were very moving, […]

12/17/07

How Important Is the Net?

Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, AT&T executive Ken McNeely says he believes that basic broadband service should be available to all, and considered an essential component of Universal Service in the U.S. Ken suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large in recognizing the importance of broadband service […]

11/19/07

A New Way of Thinking?

In the current Rex newsletter, Rex Advisory Board member Jon McIntire says: “Thought cannot lead us out of our dilemmas — the nature of thought has led us to our current predicament!” He goes on: “Much of the way we have been thinking, framing our ideas for thousands of years, needs to change if we […]

10/29/07

What Will It Take? Your Thoughts Please

In the current Rex Foundation newsletter, we note that in 1983 Buckminster Fuller proclaimed: “We can now solve all the problems of hunger and need across the world, having all the available resources and technology; all that we need is the political will.” And yet, nearly a quarter century later, those problems and many others […]

09/05/07

Why Not Teach the Kids the Music They Like?

Why Not Teach the Kids the Music They Like? Little Kids Rock Takes a Radical Approach to Musical Education in the Schools  by Mary Eisenhart The sad state of music and arts education in most of America’s schools, especially the public ones, is an oft-told tale. In 1996, a Bay Area teacher decided to do […]

08/17/07

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior Project Disabled Sports USA by Mary Eisenhart Back in the late ’60s, Kirk Bauer, a decorated soldier, a lifelong athlete, and the kind of guy who had frequently cut school in his native Oakland to go surfing in Santa Cruz, lost a leg in combat in the Vietnam War and endured a grueling […]

06/01/07

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Discovering their inner musician, New York girls and young women find a whole new way to look at life. By Mary Eisenhart “We’ve found that girls who might not have ever met in their home communities in New York can come together and share a love of music, start working together and bring their ideas […]

11/02/06

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity By David Large “You are not a human being in search of spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Generation Y – Everyone wants them when they have money to spend. It’s all about “market share.” But what about the […]

10/10/06

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06 We launched the Rex Community Caravan to be our virtual vehicle for philanthropy, where each of us can help generate positive social change with contributions that we might otherwise consider spare change over the course of a year, such as $5.00 is a penny a day, $36.00 […]