Author Archive for Marie

2nd Annual Gift Circle on March 25th

Join TimeBank Media and Transition Town Media as we host the 2nd Annual Gift Circle and Timebank Media potluck. Gather with friends as we eat together and then sit and offer our gifts to one another. The potluck dinner will be first, starting at 6:00. At 7:30, we will gather in a circle and start. […]

Timebanking and Gift Economics

Timebanking, I think, is a really fun experiment in building community. The Transition Town initiative has found it to be the web of support for all of the work that is done through that organization, supporting and binding people together. And as we work, we build community. Because, isn’t that how you really get to […]

My New Favorite Word: Guanxi

Guanxi is my new favorite word. I may have it tattoo-ed on my body somewhere, that’s how much I love it. It pretty much embodies what I see as my work in the world and I’m very happy to know it exists. But my guess is that for most people in the US (and most […]

Timebanking in the News…the National News

You may have seen the ABC Nightly News story last week that featured the Louisville Timebank. It was wonderful to see timebanking hit the national stage, and so many people tried to find out about timebanking that evening it crashed Timebanks USA’s website! That’s wonderful news (not for the website admin, I’ll admit), because it […]

Yellow Pages Update & Volunteer Gathering

I made an autocratic decision… (actually that is an exaggeration, but I like to be provocative.) Last year, the volunteer committee decided that we would  ask everyone to change their user names to their real names, rather than a coded name. The reason for this? It is very hard to find people in the Timebank […]

January 2014 TBM News

A New Year! 2014. What will Timebank Media do this year? Well, it is up to you, our community. The ebb and flow of life has seen some months go by without a Timebank Volunteer Committee meeting, so I would like to gather once again and bring together people for whom timebanking feels vital. Do […]

The Tit-for-Tat List

I recently read this great article about “giving being the secret to getting ahead.” Before you dismiss this as some sort of new-age fairy dust, this was a column in the New York times describing the research of Wharton business professor Adam Grant. The observations in this article were very interesting and mostly personal to […]

Putting Ourselves out of Business

Timebanking works us back…hour by hour…person by person…to trust, to the recognition of our connection to each other and to this community we call home.

To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts

by Charles Eisenstein Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is “community.” What happened to community, and why don’t we have it any more? There are many reasons—the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile […]

April 30th: Occupy Love

Transition Town Media and Timebank Media presents Occupy Love, April 30th, at the Media Community Center, 4th and Jackson Streets, Media. 7 – 9 pm. $10.00 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds are being used as a fund-raiser for both Transition Town Media and the film’s creators in order to allow them to release the film more broadly.