About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I believe my purpose in life is service through small, loving acts.

A good day to me is when ... I remember to plug in to Source, allow Love to melt fear-filters, then go do the next right thing.

My hero in life is ...not possible to name! I love so many.

My favorite book is ...not possible to name! I love so many.

One thing I'm grateful for is ... this moment.


♪ My Joyful One ♪

May 27, 2017, 4 comments, 10 smiles "Shield your joyful ones." —from an Anglican prayer On KindSpring a few days ago, a friend shared a beautiful poem by Thomas Lux called "Ode to the Joyful Ones."  My son Benjamin has been missing since March 2, 2016. That is Benny with me in my profile photo and this is his NAMus.org case file page: Benjamin Morse Archer. The photo in my profile was taken in the summer before he disappeared, around July 2015. Today is Day 452 since he left. At first I pushed myself to find him in any way I could. I walked in the State Park where he disappeared, I wrote hundreds of letters, made dozens of calls, walked the streets handing out his flyer. Then my body collapsed. I got very sick. I almost gave up hope. I started coming back to KindSpring and ServiceSpace and reading little posts here and there. I started my (M-F) daily under1000skies ... Read Full Story

THE EARTH, OUR HEART - 2014-2016 AND ONGOING

Nov 29, 2016, 3 smiles Greetings and love, dear Service Space Co-Creators! It has been nearly two years since I interviewed fellow Service Space member, Owusu-Fordjour Alexander, better known by his artist name “Ita Bobo" and wrote "The Earth Our Heart." Ita Bobo - Recent News Ita Bobo is a musician in Ghana, a health and hygiene officer for the Ghana government and the Director of an NGO called Earth Replenishers Foundation.   Ita Bobo now has a television show in collaboration with the Mohtv and for the Ministry of Health to teach hygiene, nutrition and sanitation to the people of Ghana.  Ita Bobo also teaches the schoolchildren of Accra. Dancing, Singing - Best Teaching Tools Ita Bobo creates curriculum, music, dance and games to teach the children of Accra about the importance of hygiene, nutrition and sanitation and how the lack of all three can lead to disease.  The children not only learn very quickly this way, but they retain ... Read Full Story

Update: Missing Son | March 8, ...

Mar 09, 2016, 3 comments, 7 smiles Update: Missing Son | March 8, 2016 (part 2): The police informed me around 2PM on March 8th that since Ben was seen by a witness (whom they interviewed) and since he appeared to be of sound mind and in good health this is no longer a police matter but a family matter. He suggested I continue putting up flyers which I will do. Thank you for your continued prayers and good thoughts. I believe Ben needs them. All updates will be kept here from now and only shared if there is news. under1000skies | Update March 9: No news Joe and brother Ben

Holding My Son In Your Prayers

Mar 06, 2016, 6 comments Gems Photographer (My Son) In Danger | under1000skies My son Benjamin Archer, one of our contributing artists, has been missing since Wednesday March 2nd.  He was last seen around noon at Dupont State Park in Delaware.  He has no ID and no warm clothing.  The local and state police are on top of things and everyone has been very kind and extre...

Overflowing Cup Of Joy

Feb 16, 2016, 6 comments, 14 smiles My cup is overflowing. I just got off the Laddership call, a weaving the first three Laddership groups hosted by Nicole and Zilong. It was so good to reconnect. I'm writing because this is where we share stories! {{{Birju}}} These are stories we need. I had a beautiful tapestry of events today. I listened to Mike Dooley's Awakin Call finally and then did some reading about Gift Economy. My question to Zilong was, "I published a book. I am gifting 50 percent -- my 50 percent. The other 50 percent is going to my husband, my patron of the arts. But with that half we're paying for bills and debt, so should I say 100 percent?" Love Not Fear As everyone shared thoughts and experiences with this I realized that I asked that question out of FEAR. It was like -- "If I only give 50 percent, then I'm not a true Gift Economist. ... Read Full Story

I Just Want To Share A ...

Feb 02, 2016, 4 comments, 15 smiles I just want to share a little secret. I injured my hand and haven't been able to type as much, but I've had more time to read. I wanted really good reading material, beyond "reading through the Pulitzers." I wanted deeply spiritual books, something that challenged my soul. Then I had an idea. I visited my connections here on Service Space and found out what YOUR favorite books are. Now I have quite a terrific list of books to read. Thank you. ^_^ ♡.

Photography Project With Folks Currently Between Homes

Jan 17, 2016, 4 smiles Under 1000 Skies (Gems) is now aligned with Volunteer Biographers. We’ll be working with folks who are currently between homes on a really exciting photography project, “Show Me What You Love and I Will Know Your Heart.” ♡ We distribute disposable cameras to these artists and the only assignment is, “Show me what you find beautiful.” When you know what someone finds beautiful, you get a glimpse into that person’s heart. Every six months or so we’ll have a Gallery display to show all the work contributed. You can download the photos to print and if you like donate. All donations (100 percent) go to the purchase of disposable cameras and developing the film. We Need Artists/ Photographers Gems features the work of all contributing artists, not just those currently between homes.  I would love to feature your artwork or photos. Please send me a note and anything you want featured. I will add ... Read Full Story

I'm Very Proud To Announce Today ...

Sep 04, 2015, 4 comments, 16 smiles I'm very proud to announce today a co-creation of love: "Not a Slave" is the a song dedicated to the women and children on GB Road, to Gitanjali Babbar and to Kat Katha. Music and studio mix by Ita Bobo. Lyrics based on the poem Kat Katha by me (Niki Flow). Performed by Ita Bobo and featuring Yapoku. At minute 3:40 is the story behind the song which all began on Service Space nearly a year ago.

Song For The Little One

Jul 05, 2015, 13 comments, 24 smiles Wow emotional day. At noon I was on the Awakin call. It was meant to be that I listened. I cried for an hour afterwards. Because today's interview was with Gitanjali Babbar, a woman who volunteers with the sex-trafficked kidnapped and enslaved women and children in the brothels of Delhi. There are 4000 women and 1500 children living in 77 brothels. It is a hellish place of suffering, and she helps them. Every single act she has done is done with love. She started alone and now has over 100 volunteers. And it is changing things one woman, one child at a time. She said something that hit my heart so deeply: "Be with them, in your own imperfection. There is no need to wait." Suddenly all my fear seemed ludicrous, and all my paper tigers seemed to burst into flames when I thought of the daily degradation and terror these women ... Read Full Story

Just A Heads Up, Challenge 8 ...

May 24, 2015, 1 comments, 3 smiles Just a heads up, Challenge 8 of 17 21-day challenges is up on KindSpring. We have a great group of about 10 or so folks who post regularly, but there about 40 usually sign up.  Many write that they are from a "Science of Happiness" course as their reason for signing up which I think is pretty cool! =) We started Challenge 1 on January 1st.  The first was a custome challenge, but the rest since then have been utilizing the templates provided by KindSpring such as mindfulness, gratitude, eco, and others.  The templates are wonderful and the challenges are super easy to set up. http://www.kindspring.org/challenge/join/602 Special thanks to Nipun and Audrey for being so patient with my endless questions.  Our techies rock.  So far we've used every template at least once or twice. I was really happy to see there are two new templates, (kudos to the writers!) so this will be ... Read Full Story