Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

#UsaTuVoz

Hashtags Oaxaca, Mexico – Here is a must-follow, must-amplify, feel-good hashtag for anyone keen on Indigenous culture, language and multigenerational knowledge sharing. Presenting #UsaTuVoz (Use Your Voice) promoted by Voces del Valle (@VocesValle) which encourages Indigenous language use on social networks. The hashtag was designed to curate / encourage / amplify the tweets of Oaxacan …

The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something Essay Lack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing any ‘sustainable’ tourism operation. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Editors

Poster Want to change this world? Planeta.com thanks friends for contributing directly on this website. We are testing how to add editors for those who wish to add stories, preview and recap events, and engage in a dynamic conversation of sorts via the social web. Recruiting readers and writers in our 25+ year slow adventure …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of …

Board Games

Buzzwords Board Game = any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers Headlines https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/the-hottest-new-board-games-from-gen-con-2019 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/ars-technicas-ultimate-board-game-buyers-guide-2018-edition Planeta.com Play Get Out of Jail Free Card

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious Reflections Anyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? When institutional memory is lacking or we find ourselves fidgeting, it’s hard to practice anything resembling conscious living, …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local …

Janes Walk

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key Links janeswalk.org Facebook @janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, …