The Kindling Blog features posts from Peter about Kindling itself. The blog includes updates on Kindling’s development, what it aspires to be, its challenges, Peter’s experiences, and more.

One step forward, two steps back… ?

We have good reasons to be filled with despair and to believe our society is now decaying and on the brink of a major downturn. But we can also choose to view it as a setback in a broader trajectory of progress.

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What is the purpose of a gift?

I think we can and should evolve our expectations for holiday presents. Again, our current customs are completely unnecessary and even destructive. We can do better.

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Wading into the Trump era

What has most helped me start putting pen to paper today is realizing that the world is actually exactly the same as it was a month ago. What has changed is my understanding of our reality.

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What are “our next systems”?

Our society’s current systems are failing us. They no longer serve the common good to the extent they can and should.


Kindling is a catalog of humanity's evolution. By showing how humanity has grown consistently more conscious, capable, and connected through time, Kindling sparks possibility for a new, more sustainable, more just, more purposeful way of doing and being.


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