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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Heading to Houston

Here’s my piece on that great city in the Houston Chronicle. Incidentally, I will appear in Houston with Mayor Bill White on Thursday afternoon for an event co-hosted by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Pundits are fond of comparing Americans to Romans and forecasting our imminent fall. The plain truth is that we're living up to the reputation. But as we enter the death spiral of our civilization, we also stand poised for rebirth. This is the end of the end, and the beginning of the beginning. In other words, this is what it looks like right before a renaissance.

In the post-industrial world, we were defined by what we consumed. Owning things — a home, a nice car — became the predominant way of creating meaning in life. Now, as our financial markets reel, money no longer holds the same value. Fear and emptiness are adjacent lots in this crisis.

Seismic shifts in the way we create meaning are reorganizing our work, leisure and belief systems; in essence, our culture. In this environment, the smartest way forward is to look within the culture and discover ways to harness its creative power to ignite a rebirth. Read more...

10 comments:

clairebearkiss said...

Houston is a great city. I grew up there and I love visiting when I can. It has a bad rep among people who haven't taken the time to get to know it, including (or especially) people from Texas who aren't from H-town. I don't quite get it, but it's their loss!

Patricia Martin said...

Yes, Houston is a great city. I've enjoyed speaking there, and I'm looking forward to the event tomorrow and speaking again in November. Sorry you can't be there to join us tomorrow!

Sandra Fernandez said...

Patricia, my favorite part: "Having invested long ago in the bedrock cultural infrastructure, Houston now boasts top-flight universities, a stellar public library system and world-class museums, ballet and symphony." :-)

From the Houston Public Library, we thank you for your kind words. I'm sorry I am going to miss your event tomorrow, but am very glad to have met you at the Houston Arts Alliance workshop earlier this year.

Welcome back to Houston.

Patricia Martin said...

Thanks Sandra. It was a pleasure to meet you as well. Hope to see you at future Houston events!

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