– News 201305 | 31 May 2013 | Friday

Dear Friend,

I know that time is precious for everyone these days, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 3 minutes. Feel free to reduce your reading time even more by skipping over topics that don’t interest you.

Personal Update. My Personal Update for May is now available. It’s in a different format from previous months. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to visit my page and send me a friend request.

New Articles. The Documents Page has a list of the latest updates to the site including some important announcements. If you skim the titles you should be able to find the items of interest relevant to you.

Heart Songs. The Heart Songs selections for this month are: The a Team by Ed Sheeran,  After the Gold Rush by Neil Young, and I Ain’t Broke but I’m Badly Bent by David Grisman.

Small House Movement. This week on Tuesday, May 28, I had an opportunity to be interviewed on Huffington Post Live with four other small house advocates. The format of the show was well done and it’s an innovative approach to online content creation. Huffington Post is broadcasting live television over the Internet and then archiving each segment as a recorded show dedicated to a specific topic. This will give them substantial live viewers as well as an abundance of video content that will draw people to their site as it becomes a searchable database of videos and other content.

Justice System Reform. I’m continuing to volunteer for the Johnson County Justice Center project. Currently, the centerpiece of the project is a discussion group on Facebook exploring a broad range of topics relating to justice system servicesThe biggest news from this past month is that I’ve been able to reach out to those who’d been opposed to the previous Justice Center proposal, and I’ve now had positive exchanges with four of the five panelists from an opposition event in April (the fifth I’ve not had a chance to reach out to yet). Several of the exchanges were initiated by those in the opposition group. My hope would be to see a diverse coalition established that can help guide the formation of a Justice Center group for our area (an idea that was proposed by several people locally). The Justice Center I’m looking to as an example to follow is the Council of State Governments Justice Center. One goal I imagine for a Justice Center would be to support and promote existing programs that help reduce crime and recidivism. A good example of this is the Alternatives to Violence Project. Last month I began volunteering to help our local Iowa City AVP group by designing, hosting, and managing their website. [View]

Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better.


Greg Johnson, Director
“Resources for Better Living”
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