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What about Council Today?

By Gigi Coyle and Jack Zimmerman, Spring 2018 The English word or term “council” itself has a wide variety of meanings and applications today. The dictionary’s definition is an assembly of people summoned or convened to consult, deliberate, or make decisions. A council may function as a legislature, especially at a town, city or county …

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A Talking Stick in the Senate!

With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown By NICHOLAS FANDOS JAN. 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — The ground rules were simple: Senators wishing to voice their opinion needed to wait their turn and could speak only once they had grabbed hold of a Masai tribal talking stick. As …

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Honoring James Seligman

James Seligman, the documentation responsible for films on school-based councils since 1986, and our dear friend passed away peacefully at his home on Dec. 21, 2017.  He had been recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and decided to live his final days in this form with his wife Kathleen …

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Ojai Foundation Fire Report

Dear Friends and Supporters of The Ojai Foundation, Less than 48 hours ago, the evening sky promised another beautiful night of clear skies, a magnificent moon, and the delicate flickering of stars that cannot help but remind us of all the blessings of our world. And as we all know, …

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A Message from the Board: New Leadership at The Ojai Foundation

Dear friend of The Ojai Foundation, The Ojai Foundation (TOF) Board of Directors is delighted to announce new leadership and a new leadership structure at TOF. Last spring, Adam Rumack and Miriam Tassone announced that their tenure as co-executive directors of The Ojai Foundation was coming to a close. Both stayed …

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Circles and Spirals

Circles and spirals are everywhere, in the ground we walk, the air we breathe, in the ice crystals of every glacier, in the river eddies and the ocean waves, in the waters inside and out of our very own bodies, our blood, and in the fire that burns slowly into …